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How 2018 African Athletics Championships descended into chaos

Instead, it has descended into chaos and seen countries such as Tanzania pull out of the games over what they say is poor organization and a lack of communication from organizers. The games kicked off on Wednesday. However, many of the athletes were still hundreds of miles away from the venue, stranded at the Murtala Muhammad International airport in Lagos. The Kenyan team
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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa ‘crocodile’ has a taste for power

Known for his political longevity and survival skills, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been biding his time, waiting in the wings to take over as leader of Zimbabwe. His revolutionary credentials, coupled with his support among key parts of Zimbabwe's elite — specifically within the military and security services — singled him out as a likely successor to Robert Mugabe.For 40
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33 reported dead in Congo Ebola outbreak

An additional 43 suspected cases of Ebola were reported, including 13 confirmed by lab testing, according to WHO.The outbreak is spreading through five health zones in North Kivu province and one health zone in Ituri province, which poses geographic and political challenges, the WHO said. North Kivu borders Rwanda and Uganda and trade activity fuels heavy movement across
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Zimbabwe president calls for calm after deadly violence mars vote

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for an independent investigation into the violence.In a series of tweets, Mnangagwa confirmed that he was in talks with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in an effort to "diffuse the situation.""We believe in transparency and accountability, and those responsible should be identified and brought to justice," he added.The
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Zimbabwe’s party wins parliament majority, electoral board says

No further details were immediately available. The country's ruling Zanu-PF party won a sweeping majority in parliament, electoral officials said, amid growing anger among opposition supporters over the outcome of the country's first election since the toppling of veteran leader Robert Mugabe.Clashes were reported in the capital, Harare, and international
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Women in South Africa are marching against gender violence

As South Africa celebrates Women's Month throughout August and National Women's Day on August 9, hundreds of women have decided to use the occasion to raise awareness of violence against women and children under the 'Total Shutdown' banner. South Africa's femicide rate is five times more than the global rate. According to a report by Africa Check,
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Chaos as top African athletes stranded at Lagos airport

Some of Africa's most prominent athletes were photographed camping on the floor with their luggage at the Lagos airport on Tuesday. Burundi's Olympic silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba shared pictures of herself, and other teammates camped on the airport floor, resting on their luggage on social media."Bad situation in Nigeria before African championship in ASABA
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…former president Mugabe says he won’t vote for old party

"I can't vote for Zanu-PF. I can't vote for the people who have brought me into this state," said the 94 year old who ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades before resigning in November amid the threat of a military takeover and impeachment."I must say clearly I cannot vote for those who have tormented me. I can't. I will make my case among the other 22 [out