Mozambique: Vote Counting Marred by Allegations of Rigging by Renamo Leader

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Mozambicans voted on October 15 in an election which the incumbent President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace, but his main rival, Renamo leader Ossufo Momade has already made allegations of vote rigging, Verdade reports.

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Africa: France Says Strong Business Development in Africa Will Benefit Africans

[RFI] The French government is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with the African continent in the run-up to a key business forum at the end of the month. Africa’s leading European trading partner wants a win-win cooperation without historical baggage.

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East Africa: Pressure Builds On Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Amid Threat of Forced Return

[The New Humanitarian] A plan to repatriate some 200,000 Burundian refugees living in Tanzanian camps has raised concerns that many who fled the country to escape violence may be forced back home, just as Burundi’s 2020 elections increase the prospects of a new political crisis.

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Kenya’s demonetisation was unexpectedly orderly

WHEN KENYA announced in June that it would issue new 1,000 shilling ($10) notes and destroy the old ones to fight corruption, many predicted chaos. India’s efforts to do the same by “demonetising” rupees in 2016 led to riots, deaths and a dent in economic growth. Few doubted the need for Kenya to do something: corruption and tax evasion are pervasive.

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A violent election in Mozambique threatens a hard-won peace

ON OCTOBER 7TH Anastácio Matavele left a training session for election observers in Xai-Xai, the capital of Gaza province in southern Mozambique. Matavele, an experienced observer, was chased in his car by men allegedly belonging to a specialist police unit, who then shot and killed him.

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