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Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s murder

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A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one...

Soldier and spook qualifications not for public consumption

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South Africans, including those who represent them in Parliament and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), are seemingly not allowed to know the qualifications...

Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

South Sudan’s president appoints new army chief

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has appointed General Santino Deng Wol as the new head of the army, Kiir’s spokesman said on Sunday, as...

Tanzania goes back on decision to lift media ban

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Tanzania revised a decision to lift a ban on all media in the country, clarifying that only online television would benefit from the measure,...

Gbagbo “free to return” to Ivory Coast following acquittal, president says

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and one of his close allies have permission to return home following their acquittal on charges of crimes...

ISS: A third election without main opposition parties in Benin

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Political exclusion ahead of the vote is a strategy by incumbents in West Africa to guarantee re-election. On 11 April, Benin will hold its seventh...

Ivory Coast’s President Ouattara keeps brother as defence minister

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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has confirmed his younger brother Tene Birahima Ouattara as minister of defence, part of a slate of new appointments...

Tanzania’s new president lifts media ban

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Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday she would lift a ban on all media in the country, a radical shift from...

Cabo Delgado: Consequences of a failing state

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More than a week after last month’s attack on Palma, the Mozambican authorities claimed to be in control of the town. There is still...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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