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[wanabidii] The 'presidents for life' cabal - how Mugabe and other African leaders stay in power (M&G Africa)
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The 'presidents for life' cabal - how Mugabe and other African leaders stay in power
Leaders like Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe use term-limit changes to extend their reign - but people are protesting, fighting for change.
Young Egyptian mothers take on the fight against female genital mutilation
They resist tradition and social pressure to protect their girls – with help from the state and NGOs.
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The 20th anniversary of the test-ban treaty should serve as a wake-up call to urgently bring it into full legal standing.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Washington to calm IMF, investor fears
A scandal involving money borrowed by the country before Nyusi took office last year is set to overshadow the head of state's meetings.
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