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Tue,24Apr2018

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Uganda considering Israel request to take African migrants

Jan. 22, 2014: An African migrant covers his mouth with tape during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy, demanding asylum and work rights from the Israeli government in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Oded Balilty/AP/SIPAUganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday (April 13), the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him

Dec. 2014: Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, and Robert Mugabe. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa's move to oust him last year as a coup, in an interview broadcast on Thursday (March 15).

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African Union: Kagame takes the reins

 

EFE/EPA/MAXPPPThe arrival of Rwanda’s strongman as the chair of the African Union’s assembly has raised hopes that long-overdue institutional and financial reforms to the bloc can finally happen

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Opinion: Rebuilding South Africa's trust is Ramaphosa’s next struggle

 

12118.HROn the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa promised “a new beginning” for the party and the country under his watch. But Ramaphosa will be in the state presidency for less than a year before the 2019 national elections, and this means he will have to choose carefully the priorities that will deliver maximum impact over a short period.

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'No one has come to help me': The unheard anger in Kenya's slums

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While politicians play out high-level chess moves Nairobi’s poor struggle  to heal the wounds of 2007 and 2017 election violence. Amid police crackdowns, a stifled media and a judiciary who ignores them, where will the rage find its outlet? 

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'Boko Haram have branded us as infidels': Nigeria's struggle to rebuild communities torn apart by terrorism

 

Afolabi Sotunde/ReutersThe Borno State governor talks to The Africa Report  about fostering tolerance, rebuilding communities and why he is focusing on the next generation of young people

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Liberia: Where there’s a will…

 

18926.HRAfter losing out in the 2005 and 2012 elections, former footballer George Weah is now president, and shaking up politics with his young support base and big promises

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