The race to be president of Nigeria has begun

AMINU TAMBUWAL, a state governor normally too bland to attract much attention, is running for president of Nigeria. Like a dozen other serving and former governors, a senate president and a former vice-president, Mr Tambuwal said he was bowing to the demands of the people, who apparently wanted him to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and challenge the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, in an election that is scheduled for February

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Zimbabwe:Fired Cop Who Once Arrested Mnangagwa Finally Gets Justice

[New Zimbabwe] A former junior police officer, who made news headlines when he boldly arrested the now state President Emmerson Mnangagwa 2005 and further refused to cast his vote in front of his superiors, will finally get justice after successfully claiming unfair dismissal from the force 2008.

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South Sudan:Top UN Envoy Worries About ‘Security Gap’ In Power-Sharing Deal

[ISS] Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of several deals reached in the past few months. However, the numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation.

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Eritrea:What Peace Will Mean for Eritrea – Africa’s ‘North Korea’

[The Conversation Africa] The end of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been met with relief in the region as well as globally. But what does it mean for Eritrea, which has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa. The Conversation Africa’s Julius Maina spoke to Martin Plaut about the implications for the small and reclusive state.

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