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Sudan: torn apart by war

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has been shattered by decades of conflict and ruled for nearly 30 years by Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted internationally for genocide. Here is some background about the large partly desert African nation as it marks a month of anti-government protests. – …

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Kenya: five things to know

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, which holds elections on Tuesday a decade after deadly post-vote violence, is one of east Africa’s leading economies with a crucial tourism sector based on safaris and tropical beaches. – Post-election violence – Kenya was a British colony until independence on December 12, 1963. Jomo …

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DR Congo: Five facts

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The second largest country in Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with oil, timber, diamonds and gold but cursed with violence, instability, graft and poverty. Here are five facts about DR Congo following the outcome of talks to defuse its latest crisis: – …

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Five things to know about Ghana

Accra, Ghana | AFP |  Ghana is a resource-rich west African country where worries about the economy are set to dominate Wednesday’s presidential election. Major producer of cocoa, gold  Ghana is the world’s second biggest producer of cocoa after Ivory Coast and Africa’s second biggest gold producer after South Africa. …

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