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Ethiopian parliament approves amnesty for dissidents

Friday at 19:44 PM, via News24

Ethiopia’s parliament has approved an amnesty for dissidents, thousands of whom have been released as part of a series of unprecedented reforms since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power.

Egypt’s Sisi vows to back S Sudan peace bid

Friday at 19:19 PM, via News24

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country’s warring groups.

Missing Senegalese migrants found in Mauritanian city

Friday at 17:50 PM, via News24

Senegalese migrants feared missing in the Mauritanian desert after their boat washed ashore have been found safe and well in the country’s second-largest city, a security source has said.

Mugabe-era minister jailed for corruption in Zimbabwe

Friday at 17:23 PM, via Reuters

HARARE (Reuters) – A former minister who served under Zimbabwe’s ex president Robert Mugabe was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to four years in jail on Friday, his lawyer said, the first conviction of a Mugabe-era official since he stepped down.

After 18 years apart, Ethiopian man finds his family in Eritrea

Friday at 16:50 PM, via Reuters

ASMARA (Reuters) – When Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war in 1998 and deported each other’s nationals en masse, Addisalem Hadgu thought he had nothing to worry about, safe in the belief his Ethiopian passport would shield his Eritrean wife from expulsion.

Africa:New Reports Highlight IPI Research On State-Sponsored Trolling

Friday at 16:25 PM, via allAfrica

[IPI] Death and rape threats, accusations of treason, disfiguring memes, bots and automated agents, “black” public relation firms and hacking – these are only some of the features of state-sponsored trolling that have been used by governments around the world in recent years to attacks journalists and other critics online.

Africa:10 Ways to Misunderstand the Trump Election, and Why They Still Matter

Friday at 16:21 PM, via allAfrica

[AfricaFocus] The weeks following the November 2016 election were rife with competing theories about how the unthinkable, in fact, happened. Pundits and analysts, not to mention ordinary people on social media, were quick to reduce the election results to some single factor that they insisted was to blame for handing the presidency to Trump. As the November 2018 midterm elections approach, the...

Zimbabwe presidential election too close to call – poll

Friday at 16:17 PM, via Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.

Africa:Germany Welcomes Developments On Horn of Africa

Friday at 16:06 PM, via allAfrica

[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards as a strategic partner.

Four Cameroon troops held over summary execution video

Friday at 15:13 PM, via News24

Four Cameroonian soldiers have been arrested after a video apparently showing three of them summarily executing two women and their two children accused of belonging to Boko Haram, sources close to the army say.

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