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Reuters | Soccer star Weah leads most counties in Liberia Presidential election vote

MONROVIA (Reuters) – Former soccer star George Weah leads in partial presidential election results in 11 of Liberia’s 15 counties, the electoral commission said on Thursday, after a vote meant to bring about the country...


The Washington Post | The World’s Longest-Serving President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Just Appointed His Son as VP

The Washington Post — Until this year, Teodoro Obiang Nguema had never won less than 97 percent of the vote in an election. Perhaps the immense international scorn he has faced in recent years caused him to loosen his gri...



Reuters | Tanzania’s New President Scraps Government Christmas Cards to Save Cash

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president. John Magufuli has...



The Economist | The coup in Burkina Faso follows the usual script

IN A small African country, soldiers seize the president they are meant to be protecting and dissolve the government. More take control of the TV and radio stations. A burly man in a military uniform issues a statement on TV an...


World Politics Review | Uganda’s Museveni Succeeds Where Others Fail in Eluding Term Limits

Andrew Green Tuesday, June 23, 2015 — KAMPALA, Uganda—As Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is learning, subverting constitutional term limits can be a tricky business. In April, Nkurunziza announced he would be...



New Phone App | Ugandan Billionaire Ashish Thakkar Launches Whatsapp Rival Mara Messenger

As it stands, Whatsapp, Tango, Viber, Line, Telegram amidst a thousand other messaging apps aren’t enough. Ashish Thakar the Ugandan billionaire has put it upon himself to challenge Whatsapp’s dominance in Africa with his n...



Al Jazeera Special | Suspicion, anger and fear ­- the harsh reality of daily life in Ebola-hit Liberia

The second season of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Africa Investigates kicks off on Wednesday, 12 November 2014, asking whether the Liberian government is making the Ebola crisis worse. “This groundbreaking series gives some o...


Presidential Monarchy | Zimbabwe First Lady announces her candidacy to succeed President Mugabe

Mazow – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday announced her candidacy to succeed her husband, 90-year-old president Robert Mugabe, when he leaves office. “People say I want to be president, why not? A...



The New York Times | Rwanda Reaches for New Economic Model

KIGALI, Rwanda — On the 12th floor of the Kigali City Tower, a modern blue-glass office building on the side of one of this capital’s famous hills, the latest endeavor in the effort to transform a tiny rural economy into a ...




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