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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Libya: Up to 35 Russian Mercenaries Killed in Libya – Reports

[VOA] As many as 35 Russian mercenaries are reported to have been killed in Libya while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who launched an offensive earlier this year on the Libyan capital of Tripoli, home to the country’s internationally-recognized government, according to a Russian media.

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Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Boots Out Security Aides

[Zimbabwe Independent] Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, currently recovering at a top hospital in China, where he underwent two operations to clear his blocked oesophagus, amid poisoning fears, last month dismissed security officials attached to him fearing they were spying on him and giving his political rivals information on his recovery bid.

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Africa: Advisory Board of ECA’s Centre of Excellence for Digital Identity, Trade and Economy meet to review progress

[Economic Commission for Africa] New York, NY (September 26, 2019): The second meeting of the Advisory Board of the ECA’s Centre of Excellence for Digital Identity, Trade and Economy held on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly discussed the progress of work of the Centre and lauded ECA’s efforts in advancing Africa’s digital agenda.

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Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Gets His Final Wish – No Hero’s Burial

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe’s heroes have traditionally been buried at Harare’s National Heroes Acre. But after much wrangling between the government and Robert Mugabe’s family, the former leader was buried at his rural home.

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