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Zambia: Hichilema’s invitation to regional oppositionists conveys message of change

At the inauguration of Zambia’s new president Hakainde Hichilema (HH), a handful of Zimbabwe’s opposition members were present: Nelson Chamisa ... (MDC Alliance leader); his vice president Tendai Biti and Mmusi Maimane (former Democratic Alliance leader). Tanzania’s Zitto Kabwe (leader of the Alliance for Change and Transparency) was also present as Zambia turned the page on Edgar Lungu's government.

Rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northeast city of Maiduguri

Nigeria: Who finances Boko Haram? Blame game engulfs Abuja

A retired commodore’s accusations against the Nigerian government has stirred fresh outrage in the country which has lost over 350,000 people ... and has more than 2.9 million in refugee camps due to an 11-year war with the terrorist group Boko Haram. Military sources tell The Africa Report that there are those within the army who still sympathise and cooperate with Islamist groups. Blunt questions are being asked about delays in prosecuting 400 charged with financing terrorism.