Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition’s Presidential Candidate Rejected A Day After He Was Selected

[Deutsche Welle] Congolese opposition party UDPS has rejected Martin Fayulu as the main opposition candidate a day after he was picked. Now there are doubts whether the alliance will stand the test of time until the December 23 election.

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Africa:Techpoint to Boost African-Owned Startups With U.S.$10,000 At Pitch Storm

[Guardian] Focusing on technologically enabled early stage startups in the stages of prototyping and building an actual product, Techpoint Africa is calling on these startups to participate in the Techpoint Build 2019 pitch storm where a startup will walk away with $10,000 equity-free.

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Western Sahara:U.N. Security Council Reiterates Support to Envoy Kohler in Peace Process

[SPS] New York -The United Nations (UN) Security Council, which met Thursday in New York, reiterated its strong support to the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler to hold the first round of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco in Geneva, and called the two sides to engage in these talks in good faith and without preconditions.

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Southern Africa:We Made Mistakes in Reports About Renditions to Zimbabwe – Sunday Times

[The Herald] Johannesburg -A major South African publication, the Sunday Times, has admitted writing falsehoods against Zimbabwe as it pushed a nefarious agenda for some South African political interests. The Sunday Times has wide readership in South Africa and has a bureau in Zimbabwe where it enjoys considerable circulation.

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