Nigeria:Again, Suicide Bombers Attack Borno State, 7 Killed

[This Day] Maiduguri -Barely a week after heavily armed Boko Haram fighters entered Maiduguri, with suicide bombers in their company, killing nine people in Jiddari Polo and High Court areas, four suicide bombers have again attacked two villages in Borno State.

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Zimbabwe:Election Budget U.S.$50 Million Short – But Commission Says It’s Ready

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.

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Nigeria:Atiku – what Does It Really Mean to Be a ‘Political Prostitute’?

[Daily Trust] The recent announcement by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that he has quit the APC, and suspicions that he wants to join the PDP to bid to become the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election, has led to his critics hurling phrases like ‘serial contestant’ and ‘political prostitute’ at him and his politics.

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Africa: The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

[IPS] Rome -Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of long term planning and solutions, with politics used just for power.

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