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  Written by: Meshack Masibo The government of South Sudan signed a power-sharing agreement with opposition groups in Khartoum on Sunday aimed at ending a deadly civil war ravaging the world’s youngest country. Under the agreement, Riek Machar will join a government of national unity and become first vice president. President Salva Kiir’s team will …

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  Written by: Meshack Masibo Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, won the country’s historic and hotly contested presidential election amidst claims by the opposition that the elections were not free and fair. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that Mnangagwa had received 2.46m votes, or 50.8% of the 4.8m votes …

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  Written by: Meshack Masibo “The civilization of the twentieth century cannot be universal except by being a dynamic synthesis of all the cultural values of all civilizations. It will be monstrous unless it is seasoned with the salt of negritude, for it will be without the savor of humanity.” – Leopold Senghor Africa has …

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  Written by: Meshack Masibo ”Freedom is your inheritance. Now, it is your responsibility to build upon freedom’s foundation. And if you do, we will look back years from now to places like Accra and say that this was the time when the promise was realized – this was the moment when prosperity was forged; …

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  Written by: Meshack Masibo Some say it was the theft of 300 cows, others the murders of five Muslim Fulani herders by young Christian farmers. But exactly what sparked the slaughter of more than 200 people in central Nigeria – and who was behind it – remains a mystery. The only certainty is that …

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Plans will put the UK at the forefront of global efforts to address the drastic decline in the elephant population Environment Secretary proposes a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to elephant poaching. Ban will prohibit the sale of ivory items of all ages. Plans will put the UK at the forefront of …

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Africa remains the most marginalized of all continents, and therefore talk of an ‘African Renaissance’ and of ‘fastest growing economies’ is misplaced and premature, Eritrea’s top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today. “We should not flatter ourselves, or allow others to flatter us,” said Minister for Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh Mohammed …

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More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Altogether, WFP’s regional programme faces an US$76 …

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