Angola: Ruling Party Regains Power but Faces Legitimacy Questions

[The Conversation Africa] The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as “JLo”, replaces the long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola).

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Who can unblock Morocco?

Still a popular king MOROCCANS call it the “blockage”, as if their government is suffering from a medical condition. Three days after the Justice and Development Party (PJD), a moderate Islamist outfit, won the most seats in a parliamentary election on October 7th, King Muhammad VI asked its leader, Abdelilah Benkirane, to form a new government

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Eritrea: President Afwerki Holds Talks With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki currently on a working visit to the United Arab Emirates met and held talks on January 2 with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed AlNahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In the course of the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of reinforcing relations between the two countries.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Police Use Armored Vehicles, Tear Gas and Soccer to Block Rally

[VOA] Riot police and armored vehicles deployed to a public square in Kinshasa on Saturday, firing tear gas to break up a rally by supporters of popular opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Rassemblement, the largest anti-government coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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