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Ivory Coast court sentences former Gbagbo minister to 15 years

Laurent Gbagbo.A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced a former adviser to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo to 15 years in jail for plotting to overthrow Gbagbo’s successor, President Alassane Ouattara, the defendant’s lawyer said on Friday.

 

Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament

Emmerson Mnangagwa.Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported his old boss and wife Grace.

 

Police commanders in Zimbabwe fired

Zimbabwe fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of cleaning up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported quoting unnamed police sources.
   

Zimbabwe opposition leader killed in US helicopter crash

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote part of the US state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said.
 

Ethiopian opposition leader released

Ethiopian opposition leader freedEthiopia freed a senior opposition leader, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil after violence and mass protests shook the country in 2015 and 2016.
   

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