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Explainer: Why Nigeria's election faces multiple threats

Nigeria has slid into a constitutional crisis three weeks before the presidential election after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the country's chief justice, a key player in what likely will be a disputed vote affecting the lives of some 190 million people. The president's rival calls the suspension "an act of dictatorship" meant to influence…

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Zimbabwe: Months of protests against high prices

Several months of protests in Zimbabwe over shortages of basic goods, inflation and the depreciation of the local currency have escalated into riots after the government doubled the price of fuel.

In power since the fall of Robert Mugabe in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to revive the country's shattered economy, but has…

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Gabon: Half a century ruled by Bongo family

Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades.

Here are highlights in the history of the small central African country.

Leon M'Ba to Omar Bongo 

Gabon becomes independent from France in August 1960, with nationalist Leon…

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DRC's Tshisekedi: son, heir and president-elect

The son of Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has taken the prize that eluded his late father - the presidency.

On Thursday he was named by election officials as the provisional winner of an historic election in the country.

He is the head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), a party founded…

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Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

The Trump administration has announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage".

National security adviser John Bolton laid out the new strategy in remarks at the…

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