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Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerians on Sunday counted the cost of the last-minute postponement of presidential elections, with predictions the delay could lose the country billions of dollars. The streets of Lagos, the country’s sprawling commercial hub of more than 20 million people, were empty following disappointment and anger …

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Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political parties swiftly condemned the move and accused each other of orchestrating the delay as a way of manipulating the vote. …

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Algeria’s Bouteflika confirms he will run for 5th term

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared he will seek a fifth term in April elections in a message published by state media Sunday, after he was endorsed by his party and the ruling coalition. Bouteflika uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in public since …

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Endgame approaching for Nigeria’s old guard?

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | In a grainy black-and-white photograph, two young Nigerian Army officers play draughts, their faces a study in concentration. Behind them, another man looks on. The old image is said to have been taken before Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha came to public prominence …

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DR Congo ushers in new era, Tshisekedi falls ill

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections. Tshisekedi took the oath of office before receiving the national flag and a copy of the …

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DR Congo prepares to install Tshisekedi as president

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo was on Monday making plans to install Felix Tshisekedi as its new president this week after a long and bitter election whose outcome was disputed by the runner-up and shunned by many western nations. The ceremony, which looks likely to happen on …

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African support grows for Tshisekedi as DR Congo president

Arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this afternoon to attend the Africa Union heads of state high level consultation meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. pic.twitter.com/g8bWbGbLau — Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) January 17, 2019 Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  African nations on Sunday began recognising Felix …

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