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Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
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Sudanese hit by bread shortages as currency crunch escalates

Bread shortages have hit Sudan, with wheat traders blaming a foreign currency crisis for shortages of the staple that have left people queuing for hours outside bakeries.

Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of its oil output and depriving it of a crucial source of foreign currency.

The…

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Post-Mugabe euphoria fades with Zimbabwe's elections

When Robert Mugabe's brutal rule finally came to an end, millions in Zimbabwe dreamed of a brighter future - but many fear his freshly-elected former ally Emmerson Mnangagwa will simply offer more of the same.

In a Harare store specialising in decorative copper products, manager Christine said many Zimbabweans "want to run away" after a deadly…

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Guess who's still a factor in Zimbabwe's election? Mugabe

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has been forced out but he's hardly faded away. Ahead of this month's historic election, dozens of people in T-shirts with his image danced to anti-government songs while vowing revenge.

The 94-year-old Mugabe, who led this southern African nation through 37 turbulent years before his dramatic, military-backed…

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Foreign observers face tricky test in Zimbabwe vote

In Nyatsime village outside Harare, European Union election observers go from home to home collecting detailed survey answers - their first mission to Zimbabwe for 16 years since being abruptly expelled.

In 2002, the head of the EU election mission was thrown out on the eve of a violence-tainted election that kept Robert Mugabe in power and was…

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Can Zimbabwe finally ditch a history of violence and media repression?

Zimbabwe’s governing ZANU-PF is earnestly courting international legitimacy as the country approaches its first post-independence elections without Robert Mugabe.

The party frequently uses clichés like “fresh start”, “new dispensation”, and “open for business” to signal its willingness to engage with the West. The talk has been matched by some…

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