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Tanzania’s John Magufuli: a brilliant start but an ignominious end

Aikande Clement Kwayu, University of Wisconsin-Madison John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was a man who deftly played the long political game. He was nevertheless a puzzle…

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Tension as Somalia deploys soldiers to Mandera border

Tension is high in Mandera after the Somalia National Army (SNA) was deployed to the common border. This comes a few hours after Somalia announced…

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Donald Trump accepts US presidency transition to Joe Biden must begin

Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office. The president said the federal agency overseeing the…

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Bobi Wine freed as death toll in Uganda clashes reaches 37

Uganda’s opposition presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, was defiant Friday after being released on bail following violent clashes between security forces and his supporters that left…

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Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut

A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast…

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Beirut blast: Lebanon in mourning after massive explosion

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday….

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Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa passes on

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin William Mkapa is dead, President John Magufuli has announced. Mkapa, 81, passed away on Friday morning at a hospital in Dar…

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WHO reports Ebola outbreak in DRC

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone,…

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Pakistan passenger plane crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore, with 99 passengers and eight crew on board, crashed near the Karachi airport, just a minute before it…

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Rwandan fugitive Félicien Kabuga arrested in France

French police on Saturday arrested Rwanda’s most wanted genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga. Kabuga, one of the world’s most wanted fugitives was arrested in Paris by…

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