Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed Brings New Hope, but Faces Some Familiar, Old Problems

[The Conversation Africa] Many countries in Africa have suffered because of the gerontocratic nature of their politics, an issue I have often lamented. Some “elders”, such as Robert Mugabe, lost touch with modern statecraft and the changing conditions of life – and have been toppled.

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South Africa: Parents, Security Guards Clash Outside School at Centre of Race Row

[News24Wire] There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race controversy after a picture showing pupils at the school separated according to race went viral.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Election Results – Congolese Organisation in South Africa Fears Chaos

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Congolese People’s Organisation in South Africa fears that chaos could erupt in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country’s electoral commission declared  opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

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