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Workers at Port Sudan container terminal strike over concession deal

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Workers at Port Sudan’s southern container terminal went on strike on Monday to protest against a deal with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), port employees and a union official said. Source link

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The five candidates running in Senegal's presidential election

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates. Source link

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Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa's first purge of military

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including the man who led a deadly crackdown against post-election protests in August. Source link

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Zimbabwe opposition politician fined over false election results

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former finance minister and senior opposition politician Tendai Biti was on Monday convicted and fined $200 for unlawfully and falsely announcing the results of last year’s presidential election that was won by Emmerson Mnangagwa. Source link

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Nigeria's president to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over election delay

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is to hold an emergency meeting with senior members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party over the week-long postponement of the country’s election delay, the party media office said on Monday. Source link

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Nigerian candidate says delayed presidential vote could be compromised

ABUJA (Reuters) – While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday, after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015, one presidential candidate and civil society groups expressed concern that the vote could now be compromised. Source link

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South Africa's Bosasa applies for liquidation as banks close accounts

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African firm Bosasa has applied for voluntary liquidation after its lenders said they would close its accounts due to reputational risk, the firm said in a statement on Monday. Source link

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Sudanese fruit seller dies choking on tear gas fired at protesters – family

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese fruit seller died on Sunday after choking on tear gas fired at protesters in the market where he worked in Khartoum, his family members told Reuters. Source link

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Kenya recalls its ambassador to Somalia as territorial row escalates

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya has recalled its ambassador to Somalia after the Mogadishu government’s decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the centre of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean, the foreign ministry said. Source link

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Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

DAURA/YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigerian authorities postponed Saturday’s national election by a week, just hours before polls had been due to open, prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to “disenfranchise” voters. Source link

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