Africa:You Can Get Away With Murder If You’re Polite – And 4 Other Things We Learnt in 2017

[The Conversation Africa] The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t look like elections. In this sense, it was a year of illusions.

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Ethiopia:South African University Honours Health Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A South African university has lauded an Ethiopian health minister, Dr Amir Hagos, for the country’s “amazing progress in a number of sectors, particularly in the area of maternal and child health, and human resource development”.

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Africa:New Clash in the AU Over Western Sahara

[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of Western Sahara in the 5th AU-European Union (EU) Summit at the end of next month.

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