Liberia:UP Expels Pres. Sirleaf

[Observer] The UP is revoking the membership of its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Sirleaf, on claims that she supported the opposition candidate, George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change. She has consistently denied the claim and still considers herself a member of the Unity Party.

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Burundi:Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a failed coup d’├ętat, violent clashes between government and opposition forces, increasing suppression of the media and civil society, as well as targeted assassinations.

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Zimbabwe:Churches ‘Rubbish’ Mugabe Nephew’s ‘Ill-Treatment’ Claims

[News24Wire] The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC) has reportedly rubbished claims by former president Robert Mugabe’s nephew that the new government of President Emmerson Mnagagwa was “ill-treating” his uncle.

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