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DRC’s Joseph Kabila Not Seeking Third Term, Names Successor

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila will not be seeking a third term in December's election, his spokesperson has said. The governing coalition has nominated former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be its candidate. Mr Kabila's second term ended in 2016, but elections have been delayed and there had been

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AIMS, Facebook, Google Partner to Launch African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances

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Merck Foundation Opens Applications for ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media Awards

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the opening of the application period for the ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Media recognition Awards 2018. The applications are invited by media professionals to showcase their work to raise awareness about infertility prevention and make infertility and breaking infertility stigma

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Chinese President Xi in Rwanda for State Visit

President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan of China arrived in Rwanda on Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m to begin a two-day state visit. The visiting president was received by his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, and First Lady Jeannette Kagame accompanied by top government officials. The visit aims to further

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Summary: What You Need to Know About South Sudan Power Sharing Deal

South Sudan government and the opposition were on Monday served with a peace proposal to share power in order to end the ongoing conflict in the country. Here is an overview of the deal proposed by the Sudan mediation team: South Sudan presidency -In the transitional period, President Salva Kiir shall continue as President

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Obama Visits Kenya, Meets President Kenyatta

Immediate former US President Barrack Obama arrived in in Kenya on Sunday afternoon and started his two day visit in Kenya by paying a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta. While welcoming the 44th US President into Kenya, President Kenyatta thanked Obama for keeping his promise of visiting the country after

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