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South Sudan’s peace agreement: Good news or more trouble ahead?

South Sudan has a new peace agreement. The question is: will it hold? According to author and scholar Douglas Johnson, that depends on a lot of factors. If it holds,

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BRICS wants to tap more into own potential

Diamonds and oranges: Five countries that jointly represent at least 40 per cent of the world’s people and GDP discussed details of economic collaboration at the 10th BRICS summit in

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UN-African Union partnership ‘not a choice but a necessity’, Security Council hears

“The complex peace and security challenges we face in Africa are such that neither the United Nations nor the African Union can address the challenges on their own”, Sahle-Work Zewde, the

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Ghana Leader Names New Election Chief, Opposition Dismayed

VOA News, Accra — Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday named lawyer and governance specialist Jean Mensa to head the national electoral commission, dismaying the main opposition party which said Mensa

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Africa’s Richest Man Arranges $4.5B of Financing for Oil Refinery

VOA News, Lagos — Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in debt financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to start production in early