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Thu,13Dec2018

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African migrants turn to deadly sea route as options narrow

A member of the Marine Rescue team, center, looks at a small boat with 73 would-be immigrants aboard, sailing near the port of Christianos, after arriving from Mauritania at the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Photo: ALVARO BARRIENTOS/AP/SIPA This year has seen a spike in African migrants sailing small wooden boats 1000 miles to the Canary Islands as the European Union and African nations cut off land routes to Italy through Libya, Niger and Algeria. Migrants say the deadly passage is one of the only viable options left

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Nigeria opposition target forgotten vote

 

Nigeria former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and current Presidential aspirant, speaks during an interview, at his residence, in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAThe main opposition candidate in Nigeria's upcoming elections in February has picked a running mate from the South-East region, a mostly non-voting Igbo area. 

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Charities say Malawi plans to gag critics with 'draconian' law

A member of the Malawi Police, a boy and a woman are seen from the media motorcade vehicle accompanying first lady Melania Trump to Chipala Primary School, in Lilongwe, Malawi, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Photo:Carolyn Kaster/AP/SIPACharities in Malawi have accused the government of trying to rush through a "draconian" law ahead of next year's elections aimed at muzzling criticism and stifling advocacy groups.

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South Africa: Healthcare in a hurry

 

Leila Dougan/Daily MaverickPresident Ramaphosa’s government is pushing through National Health Insurance legislation despite opposition and complaints of lack of clarity

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DRC: The People Who makes Congo tick?

Who makes Congo tick

The long-running crisis over the succession of President Kabila has groups jockeying for influence

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"We have to remove regulations" - Atiku Abubakar, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria

Presidential candidate, People’s Democratic Party, Nigeria - OLAMIKAN GBEMIGA FOR TAR
With the business lobby behind him and a commitment to restructure the federal system, Atiku Abubakar has turned the presidential election into a battle of substance and style

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NIGERIA | Clashes and conflict

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Competition for access to land has heightened the violence between herders and farmers, as criminal gangs look to profit from the chaos. With elections in 2019, will the politicians find a long-term solution?

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