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Congo: Jean-Pierre Bemba has served his time. Now let him serve his people

Jean-Pierre Bemba was vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 2003 to 2006. 

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Fertilizer Access Grows Farmers, Food and Finance

Brightly coloured cans, bags of fertilizer and packets containing all types of seeds catch the eye upon entering Nancy Khorommbi’s agro dealer shop tucked at the corner of a roadside service station.

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Riek Machar removed as South Sudan vice-president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Monday night removed First Vice-President Dr Riek Machar from office, replacing him with Mining Minister, Taban Deng Gai, in a move that virtually spells doom for the already fragile peace accord.

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DR Congo: Can anyone stop Joseph Kabila?

While the opposition tries to unite, the presidency seems to be working out various possible scenarios for staying in power. For nearly a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been an electoral democracy, a fragile and dysfunctional one, but an electoral democracy nonetheless. However, in the eyes of many Congolese, this status risks being forfeited at the stroke of midnight on 20 December 2016.

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Key opposition leaders back Kiir rejection of AU troop deployment

Key senior members of the opposition faction led by Vice President Riek Machar have pledged allegiance to President Salva Kiir and rejected a AU recent approval of additional foreign troops to be deployed in South Sudan.

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South Sudan Tense but Calm Following Intense Fighting

The situation in Juba, South Sudan on Thursday was “tense” but “calm” following recent intense fighting, UN Spokesperson for the Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told journalists here Thursday.

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