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Mon,19Nov2018

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After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, centre left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAThe leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday (September 11), cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.

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ITV: Paul Mashatile, Treasurer general, African National Congress, South Africa

 

J. Hoffmann/foto24/gallo images/getty imagesOne of the ANC’s top officials, Mashatile talks to The Africa Report about the need to eliminate the rot in government and corruption in the party ahead of elections planned for next year

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Mali | IBK on the backfoot

In the second wave of demonstrations, on 8 June, the police backed off - MICHELE CATTANI/AFP
With little progress made on the security front, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s popularity is low. But a divided opposition may not be able to unseat him

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa's election court challenge

Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, Friday, Aug, 3, 2018. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the country's highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of Mnangagwa's lawyers said on Wednesday (August 15).

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Israeli PM Netanyahu met Egypt's al-Sisi to discuss Gaza - report

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, Sunday, August 12, 2018. Photo: Jim Hollander/AP/SIPAIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 News said on Monday (August 13).

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Polls close in Mali run-off marred by violence

 Electoral officials count ballot papers at the end of the presidential second-round election in Bamako, Mali, Sunday, Aug 12, 2018. Photo: Annie Risemberg/AP/SIPAPolls closed in Mali's run-off presidential election on Sunday (August 12) as security sources confirmed that the chief of one polling station was killed by armed assailants in the Timbuktu region.

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Congo ruling coalition's presidential candidate to be announced "in the coming hours"

 President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)The Democratic Republic of Congo was braced on Wednesday (August 8) for President Joseph Kabila to name the candidate to represent his ruling coalition in the presidential election in December.

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