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Public Officials In Tanzania Sign Integrity Document

Tanzania President John Magufuli’s newly appointed permanent secretaries have signed a “beefed up” integrity commitment document as part of a move to ensure seriousness towards rooting out graft and injecting accountability among public sector...






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Sudan Opposition Leader Accepts Talks With Government

A Sudan opposition leader said her party will honor an African Union invitation to hold talks in Ethiopia with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s government to discuss a national dialogue intended to resolve the country’s...






Violence Hits Burundi Ahead of Peace Talks 0

Violence Hits Burundi Ahead of Peace Talks

Unidentified assailants fired three shells toward the center of Burundi’s capital Monday, two days before peace talks between Burundi’s government and opposition are set to start in Tanzania this week. One of the shells...






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Toy Guns Banned in Cameroon

YAOUNDE— The government of Cameroon announced last month that it has banned the importation, sale and use of toy guns. Officials say the ban is aimed at discouraging violence and improving public safety. Many...






Burkina Faso Assembly Installs New Leader 0

Burkina Faso Assembly Installs New Leader

Burkina Faso’s Salif Diallo was elected head of the national assembly, making the ally-turned-opponent of ousted leader Blaise Compaore the second most powerful man in the nation. Diallo was elected a day after Roch...






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