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Zimbabwe's Chamisa says he'll testify to inquiry only if president does

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said on Thursday he would only testify before an inquiry into post-election violence that killed six people in August if President Emmerson Mnangagwa did the same.

The July 30 poll was the first after Robert Mugabe was forced to resign following a coup in November 2017. In the aftermath of the vote,…

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Nigerian judge says Biafran separatist must appear in court

A Nigerian judge on Wednesday said she wants a missing pro-Biafra leader back in court after he resurfaced in Israel following a months-long disappearance.

Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, is charged with treason after pushing for a separate homeland for the Igbo people of southeast Nigeria.

He was given…

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Ghana says on track to exit IMF bailout

Ghana is on track to exit its almost $1.0bn bailout programme with the International Monetary Fund by the end of the year, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Thursday.

"We are now on course to exit the IMF programme by the end of this year," he said in a speech to parliament presenting the 2019 budget proposal.

"We are grateful to the IMF and…

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Gabon's constitutional court intervenes over Bongo's absence

Gabon's Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution to address his "temporary incapacity".

Speculation about Bongo's future has swollen since the 59-year-old president was taken to hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October…

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Danakali, other miners says Eritrea sanctions lifting a boost

Danakali and other miners said a U.N. decision to lift sanctions on Eritrea should enhance international trade opportunities and give an economic boost, although widespread wariness about investing in mining was likely to linger.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions…

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