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Sun,29Mar2015

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Nigeria in lock down ahead of polls

Nigeria has closed all its borders and suspended all international flights as the West African country tightens security ahead of presidential elections on Saturday.

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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's absentee president

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. Photo©ReutersZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Monday flew to Algeria for a state visit amid a growing chorus for him to cut down on his now frequent foreign travels.

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Ghana: The vote must go on

Democracy is not a simple matter in Ghana. Photo©PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFPWrangling continues over how to carry out the necessary electoral reforms.

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South Africa: 'President I-Did-Not-Know'

South African President Jacob Zuma expectedly survived a vote of no confidence motion, the second such, as the ruling ANC flexed its muscle to thwart the motion in Parliament.

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Olusegun Obasanjo, the history man

Former Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo. Photo©Mark Chilvers for TARFormer president Olusegun Obasanjo was on an international tour to promote his bulky three-volume memoir – My Watch – when the electoral commission announced that the elections due on 14 February would be postponed for six weeks.

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Mozambique's fractured political family

Daviz Simango, leader of Movimento Democrático de Moçambique. Photo©ReutersDaviz Simango's machinations have lost support for the opposition MDM party.

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hits back

South African President Jacob Zuma finally had his moment in Parliament after an absence of several months and did not disappoint.

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