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Tuesday, 18th June 2019
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Could Mugabe 'stage a Mahathir' in Zimbabwe?

The recent re-election of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister of Malaysia has got some Zimbabweans wondering if ex-president Robert Mugabe could stage a similar comeback.

Mugabe was forced to step down in November after a military takeover backed by parliament and peaceful street demonstrations.

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"Inspiring stuff" was the…

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Nigeria's Internet fraudsters zero in on corporate email accounts

West Africa’s infamous internet scammers have evolved, dropping their impersonations of online love interests, princes and U.S. soldiers in favour of hijacking corporate emails, costing businesses hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

It is a much more lucrative venture that works by gaining access to corporate email login details or passing off…

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Minister's ouster unlikely to slow Sudan's push to get off US 'terror' list

President Omar al-Bashir's dismissal of Sudan's foreign minister, Khartoum's top negotiator with Washington, is unlikely to affect efforts to have Khartoum removed from a US "terrorism" blacklist, experts say.

On Thursday, Bashir sacked Ibrahim Ghandour, who headed negotiations with Washington that in October helped lift a decades-old US trade…

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'Dictatorial' VP Chiwenga 'posing a security threat' in Zimbabwe?

Political opponents in Zimbabwe have reportedly said that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is posing a "security threat" in the country "as his hand in often dictatorial government decisions has been evident".

Last week, Chiwenga, the country's former military chief sacked at least 16 000 striking nurses over what he claimed was a "politically…

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Bitter rivals' embrace shakes up Kenyan politics

A surprise handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga has stirred up Kenyan politics as the long-time rivals set their sights on the 2022 elections. 

Less than a year since Kenyatta was re-elected to a second and final term in a vote that Odinga called a farce, the two shook hands on March 9 after weeks of secret…

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