DRC has rough road ahead

Without an outright victory, it is vital for Tshisekedi to solicit the support and collaboration of the broader opposition, says analyst.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) main opposition leader, Martin Fayulu, has called on his supporters to embrace what he calls "peaceful resistance".

DRC has rough road ahead
DRC has rough road ahead

DRC has rough road ahead

Without an outright victory, it is vital for Tshisekedi to solicit the support and collaboration of the broader opposition, says analyst.

Kenya terror attack suspects traced to Dadaab refugee camp

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Interior principal secretary Karanja Kibicho has described the camp as a ‘breeding ground for terrorists’.
Sudanese Revolutionary Front factions agree to merge

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Yemi Osinbajo continued on his campaign trail for the ruling All Progressives Congress party after the crash.
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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo was cleared last month on charges of crimes against humanity.
Zim teachers give notice to embark on full-blown strike

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Teachers’ unions say they have given the government enough time to raise their salaries to above poverty level, but this has not happened.
South Sudan opposition opposes amendments to constitution

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US says it has killed 24 Al Shabaab members in Somalia

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Many believe the DA leader has poor prospects of getting further than the airport in Harare though.
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With the economy in meltdown, the recent brutal crackdown on protesters by security forces have resulted in international condemnation, but not from the ANC.
Former Ugandan general under probe for shooting at ruling party member’s car

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Ggwanga shot at NRM member Catherine Kusasira’s car on Tuesday in a Kampala suburb after a dispute over loud noise.
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Standard Chartered launches second phase of digital-only retail banks in Africa

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Leading Zimbabwean cleric activist Mawarire leaves jail

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that 47 rescued migrants aboard the Sea Watch NGO vessel could finally disembark after Italy and six other countries agreed to take them in.
Ghana parliament summons MP over journalist’s death

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Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday summoned an MP before its ethics body over the shooting death two weeks ago of an investigative journalist who helped to expose African football graft in an explosive documentary last June.

 

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