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MAGUFULI: Tanzanian prayers quelled the coronavirus

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania President John Magufuli said Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases there had dropped drastically thanks to the populations’ prayers, and implied the epidemic might soon end. Magufuli’s government has been criticised for a lack of transparency regarding the toll that COVID-19 …

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Incumbent Masisi wins hotly contested Botswana vote

    Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana’s elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51 percent of parliamentary votes, the chief justice said. “Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is elected President of the Republic of Botswana,” …

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Gabon’s Bongo re-emerges, attends independence parade

Gabon’s Bongo attends independence parade in rare public appearance Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon’s President Ali Bongo on Saturday made a rare public appearance to attend the country’s independence day celebrations, nearly ten months after suffering a stroke that fuelled speculation about his ability to rule. Bongo, whose every …

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‘NRM plotting to change presidential election process’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Opposition has accused the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party of plotting to amend the constitution to provide for the election of the president through a parliamentary and not presidential system. Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze claimed on Wednesday that they have received …

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DR Congo’s disputed presidential election

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president Thursday after an election fraught with delays and doubts. Here is a recap. – Two-year delay – After being postponed three times, the elections go ahead on December 30, 2018 to chose …

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Gabon top officials join ailing president in Morocco

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon’s top government officials gathered Tuesday in Rabat where President Ali Bongo is recovering after treatment for an illness that has not been officially revealed, his office said. The 59-year-old leader, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last …

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