Madagascar: Four Former Presidents Compete for Madagascar Presidency

[VOA] The island nation of Madagascar votes Wednesday, with four former heads of state vying for the top job in a pool of 36 candidates. Analysts predict this contest will go to a second round, and the nation’s persistent problems, poverty, health challenges, poor infrastructure, and human rights abuses, will continue no matter who wins.

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Cameroon:A Foregone Conclusion – Cameroon’s Presidential Election

[allAfrica] At 85 years old, Paul Biya — just elected to his seventh consecutive term as President of Cameroon — stands as Africa’s longest-ruling leader, having served for 43 years, first as Prime Minister from 1975 and then as president from 1982.

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Africa:Techpoint to Boost African-Owned Startups With U.S.$10,000 At Pitch Storm

[Guardian] Focusing on technologically enabled early stage startups in the stages of prototyping and building an actual product, Techpoint Africa is calling on these startups to participate in the Techpoint Build 2019 pitch storm where a startup will walk away with $10,000 equity-free.

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Nigeria:ICRC Makes Last-Minute Appeal for Endangered Health Workers

[ICRC] Geneva/Abuja -The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making an urgent public appeal to the Nigerian Government and to communities and individuals with influence to work toward the release of two committed medical workers abducted in north-eastern Nigeria earlier this year. Speed and urgency are critical. A deadline that could result in the killing of another health-care worker is less than 24 hours away.

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