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Stable Botswana to vote in rare cliffhanger

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana votes on Wednesday in the most closely fought general election in the history of the southern African country, long known as one of the continent’s most stable democracies. Former president Ian Khama has shaken up the country’s traditionally calm politics by dramatically renouncing his hand-picked …

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Sudan agrees to entry of aid, renewed ceasefire

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s government agreed Monday to allow humanitarian relief to war-torn parts of the country and renewed a ceasefire pact with major rebel groups at peace talks in South Sudan. Officials from all sides said the new administration in Khartoum and two umbrella groups of rebels …

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Opposition urges Mozambicans to reject ‘massive electoral fraud’

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Mozambique’s main opposition party Renamo on Monday urged the population to reject the “massive electoral fraud” it claims had been perpetrated during last week’s polls. The former rebel group has called for fresh elections, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using violence and …

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No date yet for Rwanda-Uganda talks in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closure of the Rwanda-Uganda Gatuna border will continue for longer as the expected date for peace talks in Kampala about the issue passed quietly on October 16, 2019. In a meeting, which took place on September 16, 2019 in Kigali Rwanda, both …

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Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

Accra, Ghana | AFP | As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. “No continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa,” the United Nations Environment Programme said as …

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