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Ethiopia | Is Abiy on the right track

Is Abiy on the right Track

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Angola | Lourenço’s long road

President João Lourenço: some say the country’s cleansing is only skin-deep - Vladimir Astapkovich/Sputnik/AFP
The Angolan president has dealt some big blows to the former ruling family and corrupt chief executives of state-owned entities, but he still has a long way to go to bring the country out of its economic crisis and attract the kind of investors who value transparency and ease of doing business

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Cameroon | Spotlight: Joshua Osih

NÇOIS GRIVELET 2018 FOR JA
The SDF’s Osih represents a generational change in Cameroonian politics, promising a more robust opposition response to sit-tight leader President Paul Biya

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Ethiopia: The Abiy effect

 

Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAEthiopia is changing in the blink of an eye thanks to its new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed. The Africa Report takes a look at the man and his impact on politics, economics and the wider East African region

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Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, center, arrives at his inauguration ceremony in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, Saturday, May 21, 2011. Photo: Emanuel Ekra/AP/SIPAAfter more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast's largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday (October 13) after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020.

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South Africa finance minister's IMF trip eases fears over his future

South Africa Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, left, delivers the annual South Africa budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.Photo: AP Photo/Schalk van ZuydamSouth Africa's finance minister is traveling to Indonesia for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting, the Treasury said on Tuesday, a statement that may soothe markets a day after a media report that he had asked the president to sack him.

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Cameroon voters wary of fraud as counting gets underway

 

08102018CameroonNewspapers in Cameroon described on Monday (October 8) the country's presidential election as largely peaceful and transparent a day after voters took to the polls. But some candidates who stood against incumbent President Paul Biya have already warned of electoral fraud.

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