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Zambia president Lungu signs law setting Aug. 11 for election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu signed Tuesday a constitutional amendment bill that set the next general election for August 11, as the country endures economic turmoil due to falling copper prices. Lungu, who won narrowly elections in 2015 after the...

South Africa vow not to lower trade standards in negotiations with U.S

South Africa has not lowered its trade standards by any means in the process of negotiating with the United States, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Monday. The minister was speaking after South Africa missed...

Malema blames Mandela era compromises and mistakes for hobbled South Africa’s economy

Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy. Malema accused Mandela of “turning against himself” in abandoning elements...
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Togo names Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as new prime minister

ReutersTogo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has appointed Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as prime minister, the first woman to hold the position in...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...