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Philip Nyusi delivers peace message at opposition chief funeral.

Mozambican President Philip Nyusi on Wednesday led the nation in mourning veteran opposition leader and former guerilla, Afonso Dhlakama. Dhlakama, led the Renamo movement from its guerilla days till its transition into a democratic party, he died on May 3 at 65 in his entrenched camp after leading the movement …

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Comoros to hold constitutional referendum on July 30.

The Indian Ocean state of Comoros will hold a constitutional referendum on July 30 on presidential term limits that could result in the next vote behind held two years ahead of schedule, the government said. The move could allow President Azali Assoumani, who won the last election in 2016, to …

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Minimum wage protests spurs dialogue in South Africa.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday meet officials from the labour ministry to discuss the planned introduction of a national minimum wage, a day after nationwide protests over the policy which he has championed. Several thousand union members marched in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other cities on …

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Madagascar leader clamours for peace amid protests.

Madagascar’s president on Monday demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend. The violence has inflamed a political dispute over new electoral laws, and President Hery Rajaonarimampianina’s remarks coincided …

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Malawi’s ex president Joyce Banda to return after 4-year exile.

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said on Monday. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, was uncovered …

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Zimbabwe @ 38: Mugabe Absent As Country Celebrates Independence.

For the first time in over thirty years, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former leader was absent at the country’s independence parade held in the capital, Harare. Independence anniversaries over the years have been synonymous to Mugabe’s arrival at the venue along with his wife and subsequently addressing the populace to …

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