I am a 42-year-old Zimbabwean citizen resident in South Africa. Today, I will be travelling to Harare largely to cast my vote on Monday. I have lived through the worst that Zimbabwe has endured at the hands of Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF government ...
Ethiopia is slowly moving in the right direction after the reformist PM Abiy Ahmed took power over 100 days ago. But unless PM Abiy tackles justice, the rule of law, and impunity; a culture of abuses, combustible tribal violence, and rebellion would ...
Zimbabwe votes on Monday in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under former leader Robert Mugabe. If it is flawed and disputed, as some predict, the southern Af ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa’s longest-running con ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday the U.S. has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year.

John Bolton said top U.S. dipl ...
ROME — Italy’s populist interior minister returned from a quick trip to Libya on Monday expressing confidence in his decision to close Italian ports to migrants while pressuring the rest of Europe to help the North African country secure its borders. ...
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around.

A longstanding ...
ASSAMAKA, Niger  — From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. ...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country.

Witnesses said ...
The U.S. wastes blood and treasure propping up Somalia while denying its neighbor's sovereign aspirations. Why?
In 1991, following the collapse of the authoritarian Somali government, the northwestern region of the war torn Somalia became a de-facto ...

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