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Don’t exit IMF completely – Seth Terkper

Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has made a strong case for government not to completely exit the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, as it could lead to overspending in subsequent years. “I have expressed this view before, it’s been published. I believe rather than exit completely, we should take advantage …

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Zuma son dies suddenly

Former president Jacob Zuma has lost one of his sons‚ Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. It was announced late Sunday night that he had died in Johannesburg after a short illness. He is believed to have been in a private hospital‚ where he passed away on Sunday evening. There are no further …

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Ghana’s ex-vice president dies during morning exercise

Former Vice President of Ghana Kwesi Amissah-Arthur died on Friday during early morning exercise in Accra, local media reports. The former number two man of the country under the John Mahama led National Democratic Congress collapsed at a gym at the Air Force base where he had gone to exercise. …

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Zimbabwean President links Grace Mugabe to assassination attempt

Zimbabwea’s Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that a group linked to former first lady Grace Mugabe could be behind an explosion that rocked a stadium where he addressed his Zanu-PF supporters on Saturday. The blast came as Zimbabwe prepared to hold its first post-Mugabe presidential election on July 30, with …

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First fatality after Zimbabwe presidential rally blast

A blast that narrowly missed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a weekend rally in Bulawayo has claimed its first fatality, a state-run radio station reported Monday. “Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has confirmed that one of the White City Stadium explosion victims has died,” Star FM News …

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Arrests announced as death toll rises in Ethiopia attack

The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia’s capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as police announced arrests over the blast. “I’m so sorry to learn that we have lost another Ethiopian victim of yesterday’s attack,” health minister Amir Aman tweeted. …

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Several killed’ in blast at Ethiopian PM’s rally

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reported. Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending panicked …

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10 Tanzanian army reservists killed in bus crash

At least ten Tanzanian army reservists were killed on Thursday when their overcrowded and dilapidated bus overturned in the south of the country, police and witnesses said. The army had rented the bus to transport 210 reservists to a training camp when it crashed in Igodima in Mbeya region. Regional …

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Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman, Robert Mugabe.   Mnangagwa, who took power after the November military coup against Mugabe, counts on …

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Suspected Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique

Ten people, some of them children, were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique, in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on Tuesday.   The pre-dawn attack on Sunday occurred in Monjane, a village close to the border with Tanzania and not far from Palma, a …

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