South Africa: Truce Brokered With Hout Bay Protesters – MEC

[News24Wire] A truce has been brokered in Hout Bay’s Hangberg, after days of violent protests, to allow for negotiations, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato said on Friday.”I met this morning with the Hangberg community, community leaders and the local councillor, following my visit to the community last night,” he said.

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Congo-Brazzaville: Is Sassou Nguesso Constructing a Fractured ‘New Republic’?

[ISS] The highly contested 2015 constitutional referendum in the Republic of the Congo set in motion a process of institutional reform which the government packaged as the construction of a new political future and branded as ‘the new republic’.

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Mozambique: Troops Have Withdrawn From Gorongosa Positions

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Defence Minister Salvador M’tumuke has denied claims by Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Renamo rebels, that Mozambican forces disobeyed the instructions given by President Filipe Nyusi to withdraw from positions near the Gorongosa mountain range, in the central province of Sofala.

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