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Sierra Leone holds presidential debate ahead of March 7 polls.

The top six candidates in Sierra Leone’s March 7 presidential elections held a debate on Thursday evening in the capital Freetown. The debate offered the candidates the opportunity to woo voters at a time when political campaigning across the West African country is at its peak. The elections body has …

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Nigeria army puts $8300 reward on info leading to Shekau’s arrest.

The Nigerian Army has placed a three million naira reward on information leading to the arrest of Boko Haram’s factional leader, Abubakar Shekau. The army’s position was carried in a tweet on Thursday which read: “The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira (N3,000,000.00k) cash reward for any credible …

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Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has offered to resign from his position as premier of the country and chairman of the ruling coalition. State media Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) confirmed the news on social media, saying Desalegn had submitted his letter to the the House of People’s Representatives and that …

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Hundreds of mourners have gathered outside the Movement for Democratic Change -T (MDC-T) party headquarters following news of the death of its leader, opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai. An executive meeting of the party leadership is also underway, called by the acting party president, Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa earlier tweeted, asking party …

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Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna

A Kenyan court has revoked the deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna, who the authorities accused of ‘swearing in’ Raida Odinga as the ‘people’s president’. In a direct challenge to the Uhuru Kenyatta led government, Judge Luka Kimaru of the High Court reinstated Miguna’s citizenship and ordered that his passport …

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An influential Ethiopian political activist has had his Facebook account temporarily blocked over what could best be described as hyperactivity. But the social media giant’s official decision to block Jawar Mohammed despite using a verified profile was: “It looks like you were misusing this feature by going too fast.” According …

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