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Mugabe Legacy Looms over Upcoming Zimbabwe Elections

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Upcoming elections in Zimbabwe will be free, but whether they’ll be fair is another question entirely.

Ramaphosa Gets to Work on South Africa’s ANC

AfricaVote, cc Flickr Darryn van der Walt, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Here’s what to expect from President Cyril Ramaphosa as he tries to rescue the ANC’s electoral prospects for 2019.

African Union Rocked by China Spying Allegations

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Will the discovery of surveillance bugs in the AU's headquarters reverberate in wider China-Africa relations?

Cameroon Crisis Imperils Bilateral Relations, Cocoa Crop


A long-running linguistic dispute in Cameroon has now spawned a secessionist movement that’s imperiling both the country’s bilateral relations with Nigeria and its cocoa-growing heartland in the southwest.

UN Inaction Fuels Conflict in the Central African Republic

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The UN needs to bolster its peacekeeping mission and make it more accountable if it wants to stop spiraling violence in the Central African Republic.

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