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Tanzania's main opposition says about 20 of its members arrested

Tanzania's main opposition party said about 20 of its members, including an MP, were arrested on Saturday in the south of the country over claims they were "fomenting trouble".

Lawmaker Frank Mwakajoka was arrested in his office in southern Tunduma after going to ask for forms for his party's candidates to take part in partial municipal elections…

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S Sudan rebel leader set to be reinstated as vice president

South Sudan's warring leaders agreed to a power-sharing deal in Uganda on Saturday that will see the rebel leader return to his position as vice president, Sudan's foreign minister said.

"It has been agreed that there will be four vice presidents: the current two vice presidents, plus Riek Machar (who) will assume the position of first vice…

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South Sudan rebels reject peace deal reinstating Machar

South Sudan rebels on Monday rejected a peace plan to reinstate insurgent leader Riek Machar as vice president, saying it failed to dilute the strong power base of the country’s president.

Machar was President Salva Kiir’s deputy until 2013, when a political disagreement between them degenerated into a war that has ravaged South Sudan ever since.

The…

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South Sudan government proposes bill to extend president's term

South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces who condemned the move as illegal. 

The bill seeks to amend the constitution to extend Kiir’s tenure to 2021, lawmakers told Reuters on Tuesday. 

Deputy Paul Yoane Bonju said the bill was presented on…

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