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Protests, Anger Predicted After Congo Names Surprise Election Winner

| January 10, 2019

JOHANNESBURG Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked surprise and outrage by naming opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the nation's presidential election, after counting delays and a poll marred by irregularities, rampant suspicions and chaos.…

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Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

| January 9, 2019

TULUROBA, KENYA For the women of Tuluroba village's self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter.

But there was a problem.

"We had no …

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Congo Opposition Campaign Says It Is Talking With Kabila Camp on Transition

| January 8, 2019

KINSHASA A Congolese presidential candidate's representatives have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabila's camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, they said on Tuesday.

Kabila's camp denied any such meetings had occurred since the December 30 election, for which …

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Gabon Government Regains Control After Attempted Military Coup

| January 7, 2019

The government of Gabon has regained control in the capital, Libreville, after an attempted coup, officials said Monday.

A government spokesman said that Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang � the leader of the self-declared Patriotic Movement of the Defense and Security …

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TANZANIA: PRES MAGUFULI URGES MINISTERS TO ‘ TAKE ADVANTAGE’ OF REFUGEE CRISES

| January 6, 2019

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzanian President John Magufuli urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.

The country hosts around 300,000 refugees, mainly from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, …

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