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Rowdy protests get Mali transition talks off to chaotic start

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Talks in Mali about a transition back to civilian rule following last month’s military coup got off to a chaotic start on Saturday as opponents...
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Zimbabwe president discusses exhuming victims of 1980s massacre

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa held talks with civil society leaders on Saturday about exhuming the victims of a notorious massacre by government troops which claimed...
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Ivory Coast rejects Laurent Gbagbo’s presidential election bid

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Ivory Coast election authorities rejected appeals by former President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro to be allowed to run in the country’s...
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Mali junta plans ‘transitional president’

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Rebel troops who have taken power in Mali said on Thursday “a transitional president” would be appointed from either civilian or military ranks. “We are...
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Mali soldiers promise civilian transition after president’s ouster

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Soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali leading to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government said on Wednesday they plan...
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Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch of coronavirus crisis

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Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed: Algeria’s economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues. And...
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US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

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The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly...
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South Africa will not have universal basic income grant this year – minister

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South Africa will not implement a universal basic income grant until at least March, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said in an interview on Friday,...
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NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

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As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid...
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Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals on ending political crisis

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An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least 11...