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Diplomats warn Zimbabwe against using coronavirus to restrict citizen rights

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling party has dismissed as “rubbish” a statement by Western diplomats warning Zimbabwe’s government not to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a...
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Mali junta plans ‘transitional president’

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Rebel troops who have taken power in Mali said on Thursday “a transitional president” would be appointed from either civilian or military ranks. “We are...
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Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

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Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali’s new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power. “Let me introduce...
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Ecowas rejects Mali coup, orders sanctions against masterminds

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The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders. The bloc of 15...
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Sudan, Egyptian premiers call for permanent deal on Ethiopia dam

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Sudanese and Egyptian prime ministers on Saturday called for a permanent agreement on the controversial Ethiopian dam, saying that it will be the only way...
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Zimbabwe bishops denounce ‘unprecedented’ state crackdown

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Zimbabwe’s influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an “unprecedented” government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses....
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Egypt, Sudan pullout from Nile Dam talks with Ethiopia

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Egypt withdrew from the Nile dam talks scheduled today with Ethiopia claiming that the proposal put forth by the nation lacked regulations on dam operations...
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Egypt calls for suspension of Nile dam talks

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Egypt on Tuesday called for a suspension of meetings with Ethiopia on Addis Ababa’s massive dam construction project on the Nile. Sudan threatened to withdraw...
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AU says yet to endorse consensus candidate for WTO top job

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The African Union (AU) says it is yet to agree on a consensus candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)....
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In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

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When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge....