Cyril Ramaphosa has made uneven progress in repairing South Africa

IVY RAMAPHOSA is used to visitors. Most weeks callers will knock on the door of her home in Soweto, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. They come trying to reach her brother, Cyril, who moved here with Ivy and their family in 1963, during the apogee of apartheid.

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Zimbabwe: Activists Push Back on Social Media Restrictions

[VOA] In Zimbabwe, rights and opposition groups are surviving by using social media to communicate with the masses as state-owned media remain reserved for ruling party officials. During recent anti-government protests, the public received information through social media and now the government wants a law to block such platforms.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Defeated – Nigeria Now Facing ‘Global Insurgency’ – Minister

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government is insisting that its military has “successfully defeated” Boko Haram insurgents, but says the country is now facing a fresh crisis, which it called a “global insurgency.”

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