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Race Tight as South Africa's ANC Prepares to Elect Zuma Successor
South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.
The front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade...
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Uganda MPs Look at Abolishing Age Limit for Museveni
Uganda's ruling party, the National Resistance Movement, has proposed scrapping the age-75 limit for presidential candidates and extending the length of a presidential term from five to seven years.  
The proposal, which would require a constitutional amendment, has the backing o...
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Zimbabwe Seizes $500,000 Worth of Ivory on Way to Malaysia
 Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia.
National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Wednesday said the ivory was worth over $500,000.
Farawo says no one has been arrested yet and polic...
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US Airstrike Hits Undetonnated Car Bomb Outside Mogadishu
A U.S. Airstrike has hit and destroyed a car bomb-in-waiting near the capital of Somalia, according to a Somali official and the U.S. military.
The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICAN) said the airstrike occurred early Tuesday morning and targeted a vehicle-borne improvised explosive de...
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Burundi Will Raise Funds From Citizens to Pay for 2020 Election
Burundi plans to raise money for an election in 2020 by deducting part of civil servants' salaries and taking contributions directly from citizens, a government minister said on Monday, as it seeks to replace dwindling external funding.
Until 2015, Burundi used external aid to pa...
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