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Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

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The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning...
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Teargas, rubber bullets on second day of protests in Uganda

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Security forces fanned out across the Ugandan capital on Thursday, firing teargas and rubber bullets at pockets of protesters angered by the arrest of presidential...
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Niger court blocks opposition presidential candidate from poll

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Niger’s constitutional court on Friday blocked main opposition leader Hama Amadou from running in December’s presidential election, but gave the green light to ruling party...
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Official: United States, allies weighing visa restrictions over abuses in Tanzania election

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Thinkstock Photos The United States and its allies are considering actions such as visa restrictions to respond to alleged rights abuses and irregularities in Tanzania’s...
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Ivory Coast clashes kill 11 in pre-election violence

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At least 11 people died in intercommunal clashes in an Ivory Coast port town this week as tensions rise before an October election with President...
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Zimbabwe eases virus restrictions as exam classes start

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Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a ban on inter-city travel and extended working hours as the government gradually re-opens the economy by easing Covid-19 restrictions. The...
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Tanzania’s opposition picks Tundu Lissu to battle President Magufuli in 2020 polls

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Tanzania’s main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by...