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Uganda imposes tax on social media use

altUganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986.

   

Zimbabwe election date set

Zimbabwe election date setZimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30 President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after 94-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.
   

Indicators are DR Congo’s Kabila is seeking third term

Third term for KabilaFrom the sprawling capital Kinshasa to villages deep in equatorial forests, DR Congo’s ruling PPRD is in full-on election campaign mode and President Joseph Kabila’s face is everywhere.
   

Sisi to visit Sudan

Sisi to visit SudanEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Khartoum in October to seal bilateral deals, Sudan’s foreign minister said during a visit to Cairo, at a time of fraught relations between the countries.
   

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