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Tanzania backsliding on freedoms under Magufuli

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  President John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country approaches elections, global rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tanzania was backsliding under Magufuli, whose …

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Mozambique’s Nyusi wins re-election in disputed poll

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi was declared the landslide winner in Mozambique’s election this month, despite claims of widespread cheating, the electoral commission announced on Sunday. Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo party scored 73 percent of the vote, ahead of Ossufo Momade of Renamo, the rebel …

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Islamic State head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike

Washington, United States | AFP | Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to be dead after a US military raid in Syria’s Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended, media said citing multiple government …

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Week of furious protests leaves Chilean leader Pinera stunned

  Santiago, Chile | AFP |  After a week of huge and sometimes violent protests, Chileans are showing no sign of easing the pressure on a government that seems stunned and paralyzed by a popular explosion fueled by years of socio-economic frustration. Seeking to negotiate an end to the crisis, …

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PLOT TWIST: Now, FDC ready to take over IPOD leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change party- FDC says it is ready to take over leadership of the Inter-Party Dialogue (IPOD). IPOD is supported by Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). The parties subscribing to IPOD include; National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change …

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  EU’s Juncker says ‘fair’ Brexit deal agreed with UK Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that Brussels had come to an agreement with Britain on a Brexit withdrawal agreement to be presented to EU leaders. “Where there is a will, …

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