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Zimbabweans optimistic of change after elections

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa leaves the polling station after casting his vote for the presidential elections at the Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, Monday July 30, 2018. Photo:Jerome Delay/AP/SIPAAs vote counting continued in Zimbabwe this morning following a peaceful election day, residents expressed optimism about the pending results and said they hoped to see real change.

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Zimbabweans begin voting in first election since Mugabe's removal

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa casts his vote at a polling station in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabweans began voting in Harare this morning in the first election since the removal of former president Robert Mugabe.

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Hamadoun Touré, Presidential candidate, Mali: From Smart Africa to smart politics?

AP PhotosThis urbane polyglot champion of the digital revolution in Africa is not an obvious insurgent politician, but Hamadoun Touré insists it is time  to retire Mali’s political class. 

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Solving the crisis is another story. Aristides Gomes

Aristide Gomes - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The prime minister in Guinea-Bissau’s consensus government says upcoming elections are necessary but they will not address the country’s long-running problems

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South Africa: Getting the band back together

 
 

PresidencyZA/TwitterPresident Ramaphosa wants to present a united ANC for the 2019 elections. Will he be able to erase the long shadow of former president Zuma by then?

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Is Nigeria on track?

Debate: Lai Mohammed / Donald Duke
Nine months ahead of elections is a good time to take the political temperature. In this special debate, we talk to two leading politicians

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Migration: Niger at a crossroads

 

Giacomo ZandoniniThe Africa Report examines the EU’s efforts to tamp down migration to its shores by pouring hundreds  of millions of euros into an African country with  a poor governance record and high rates of poverty

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