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Fri,22Jun2018

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OPINION: Is making the right noises enough of a plan?

Is making the right noises enough of a plan?

Were there a prize for making all the right noises, then in his first 100 days as president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa would surely have won it. Assiduously projecting a businesslike demeanour, he was anything but the crocodile of old. His performance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, carefully calibrated for the cameras, was masterly.

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Nigeria: Back to the drawing board

 

SEYLLOU/AFPConstitutional reform is suddenly top of the agenda again, with distribution of oil revenues and security  the burning issues ahead of elections next year

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South Africa: Who guards the guardians?

 

Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/MAXPPKey judicial and security institutions were undermined over the course of Zuma’s two terms as president. Fixing them is one of  the new Ramaphosa administration’s top goals

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I won’t change the constitution: Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President, Mauritania

 

Photo: Watt Abdel JelilWithout mincing his words, the head of state reviews some of the country’s issues, including his succession, relations with neighbouring countries and the Bouamatou saga

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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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