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Tuesday, 17th July 2018
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Ethiopia and Eritrea say war over, UN hails "wind of hope" in Africa

Ethiopia and Eritrea declared their “state of war” over on Monday and agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights, concrete signs of a rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility in a matter of weeks.

The announcement promised to end of one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs, a conflict that has…

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Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes 'Obama effect' in historic poll

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

In an interview with AFP, the 40-year-old Chamisa said Zimbabweans were craving generational change in the landmark July 30 elections. The vote…

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One of Botswana's biggest landholders embroiled in controversy

An investigation by amaBhungane and the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has cast new light on a secretive British-registered company whose extensive colonial-era land holdings have become a hot political issue in Botswana.

Politicians across the southern African country’s political divide have expressed concern about the Tati Company,…

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South Africa's 'dispossessed' urban poor call for land reform

As South Africa plans to expropriate land from white farmers, slum dwellers are also hungry for land reform, experts said, as protests, illegal invasions and evictions highlight rising inequality in rapidly growing cities. 

Towns and cities remain racially divided more than 20 years after the end of apartheid, when millions of blacks were forcibly…

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Islamic fundamentalists sow terror in northern Mozambique

Villagers in northern Mozambique have been under siege from alleged Muslim militants who have decapitated 23 civilians and burnt at least 230 houses in the past three weeks.

Thousands have now fled to the city of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado Province.

The militants, who started the insurgency in October, are called al-Sunna or al-Shabaab and…

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