Kenya: DP Ruto Says BBI Debate Won’t Derail Jubilee Development Agenda

[Capital FM] Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that the ongoing national dialogue surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report will not derail the country’s development agenda.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Grilled Over Gukurahundi Massacres, Govt Readies Victim Reburials

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa had a torrid time Friday at the Bulawayo State House as members of the Matabeleland Civic Society demanded answers on how the government would bring closure to the Gukurahundi atrocities, which happened in the southern region in the early 1980s.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa Dodges Critical Decisions, Raising the Question – Is He a Lame Duck?

[The Conversation Africa] Is it possible that South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa has become a “lame duck” president? This often happens towards the end of a leader’s term, especially when a successor has already been identified. But Ramaphosa is not even halfway through his first term.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Frustrating Mbeki – Chamisa

[Zimbabwe Standard] OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s initiative to bring Zimbabwe’s political protagonists to the discussion table has hit a brickwall because President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not interested in talks with the opposition.

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Zimbabwe: ED Ally Exposes Source of Vicious Zanu-PF War

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s former advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa has revealed that the latest Zanu PF factional wars were triggered by the fight for control of the country’s fuel industry, a fight he said was behind the 2017 coup.

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Félix Tshisekedi has accomplished little in Congo

THERE WAS supposed to be a big party on January 24th. It was going to cost $6m and celebrate the first anniversary of Félix Tshisekedi’s inauguration as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The government presents this as Congo’s first ever peaceful handover of power

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