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Governance

Amendment to let Bashir stand again backed

Another term for Bashir in SudanSudan’s long-serving President Omar Bashir came closer to another term in office after a majority of lawmakers backed a constitutional amendment to extend term limits that would have required him to step down in 2020.
   

Somalia delays regional vote

Somalia regional election delayedSomalia’s South West state will delay a key presidential vote for the third time because it is not sufficiently prepared, the semi-autonomous region’s election committee said.
   

Zuma wants arms deal corruption charges set aside

Jacob Zuma.South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma wants corruption charges relating to a $2.2 billion arms deal to be permanently set aside, his lawyers said on Friday, when Zuma made his fourth court appearance since the charges were reinstated.
   

Somali militant turns democrat

Somali militant turns democrat, standing for electionLast year Mukhtar Robow had a $5 million US bounty on his head. Now the former Islamist al Shabaab militant has downed his guns and donned the garb of a democrat.
   

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