Nigeria:Presidential Poll – 16 Parties Now in Merger Talks

[This Day] Lagos cleric and newly elected presidential candidate of Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Rev. David Esosa Ize-Iyamu, on Sunday revealed that no fewer than 16 political parties are currently in merger talks to give President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “a good fight” in the coming presidential election.

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Mozambique:Police Use Tear Gas in Alto Molocue

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Sunday used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a parade by members and supporters of the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, marking the end of the Renamo election campaign in the municipality of Alto Molocue, in the central province of Zambezia.

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Zimbabwe:Ex-Warriors Goalie Grobbelaar Eyes Political Career

[New Zimbabwe] Former Warriors goalkeeper Bruce “Jungleman” Grobbelaar says he recently received a telephone call from President Emerson Mnangagwa ahead of the pair’s meeting next month as he steps up his plans to venture into politics.

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Nigeria:Osun Rerun – Sour Grapes By PDP’s Adeleke

[Vanguard] Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have already resigned himself to defeat by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the rerun election in the state, as he termed the election as “a coup”.

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Africa:Fight Against ‘Vicious TB Epidemic Drastically Underfunded’

[UN] The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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