Kenya: Police Identify Mastermind of Attack That Killed 11 Police Officers in Garissa

[Nairobi News] Police have identified the man suspected to be the mastermind behind last Saturday’s attack where 11 General Service Unit (GSU) officers died after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Degoh Road in Garissa County.

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East Africa: Eritrean Refugees Defy Border Closures Only to Find Hardship in Ethiopia

[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -The long-dormant border crossings re-opened with such fanfare between Eritrea and Ethiopia last year as a symbol of warming relations are all now closed – but that isn’t stopping a steady flow of Eritrean refugees from fleeing across the heavily militarised frontier.

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South Africa: Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal council this past weekend. Its choice – Helen Zille, former leader of the party, and former Premier of the Western Cape province – has sent shock waves through the party.

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The election of Kais Saied gives Tunisians something to cheer

IT HAS BEEN a difficult eight years since Tunisia toppled its dictator and embraced democracy in 2011. The economy remains stagnant, corruption is still endemic, terrorism is a problem and politicians have disappointed. But the election of Kais Saied (pictured) as president on October 13th has brought a new sense of hope.

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