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UN Mobilizes Representatives ahead of Constitutional Referendum Vote in Libya

The UN mission to Libya has promoted a new sense of optimism ahead of a House of Representatives session in the eastern city of Tobruk on Monday to vote on a constitutional referendum. According to the mission, UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame accompanied by Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya Stephanie Williams […]

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Zimbabwe: Commonwealth Observers bemoans use of army against protesters.

Zimbabwe’s army has been condemned by Commonwealth Observers for its deadly use of force to break up protesters in the capital, Harare. At least three people were killed when troops opened fire during clashes on the streets following the early results of the country’s first election since Robert Mugabe was deposed in a coup in November 2017. […]

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South Africa’s Parliament set to probe captive lion breeding industry

South Africa’s unregulated captive lion breeding industry will shortly be reviewed by the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs in a two day hearing open to the public. Committee chairperson, Mohlopi Mapulane, said the event would facilitate a constructive debate around the future of captive lion breeding and hunting in SA. It would be held on August 21 […]

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Trump maps out plans to withdraw U.S troops from Africa

The United States military is looking to withdraw hundreds of its troops from Africa as Washington shifts its resources towards tackling threats from China and Russia. U.S. defense officials said the troop cuts would involve scaling back missions in Central and Western Africa where the focus has been on training local troops to tackle Islamist […]

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