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Meet Zimbabwe’s ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick

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Burundi Leaves the ICC

Burundi has become the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) a year after it lodged its notice of withdrawal. The East African country had accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution. In September, the UN Commission of Inquiry into Burundi accused the government of committing crimes against humanity,

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Ex-South Sudan Army Chief Calls for New leadership Without Kiir, Machar

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), has called for global support to a new leadership that excludes President Salva Kiir and his main political rival, Riek Machar from power configuration, saying the two leaders have apparently failed to manage the national crisis after the outbreak of

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Raila Odinga Says He Didn’t Call for Protests On Election Day

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has now asked his supporters not to take to the streets on Thursday during the repeat presidential election and stay away from polling stations. "We have not told people to demonstrate on the polling day. We have not said that at all,” Mr Odinga said on Tuesday

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Fresh Petition Filed in Supreme Court to Block Kenya Repeat Election

With only two days to the election, three voters have today moved to the Supreme Court seeking to stop the electoral commission from conducting the repeat election scheduled for Thursday, October 26. The three voters, Khelef Khalia, Samwel Monochi and Gacheke Gachihi have cited lack of preparedness and threats to employees

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S. Sudan Pro-Gov’t Activists Petition Kiir to Fire Foreign Minister Deng Kuol

A group of twenty members South Sudanese pro-government supporters has written a petition letter asking President Salva Kiir to remove from office foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol, claiming the latter was advancing regime change views. The group, according to the letter extended, said that minister Kuol was the source of the

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Govt Officials Encouraging Continual Conflict in South Sudan – UN

South Sudan's government bears "primary responsibility" for incessant violence in the country, according to a new United Nations report that also criticises East African and US mediation efforts.   A UN Panel of Experts presented the starkly negative assessment in an update on the South Sudan conflict issued on Thursday. The five-member panel

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Riek Machar’s Spokesman Dies in Khartoum

  Lam Kuei Lam, the official spokesman for South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar who was also a brilliant young journalist, has died suddenly in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Mr Kuei was pronounced dead on Saturday evening by members of the opposition faction allied to former Vice-President Riek Machar, but the cause

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