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  • Kabila's party to pick Tshisekedi's prime minister

    The party of Congo’s former president Joseph Kabila will choose the prime minister and negotiate over cabinet appointments under a power-sharing deal with his successor Felix Tshisekedi, sources in both their parties said on Friday.

    The two parties announced loose plans to form a coalition government on Wednesday, nearly two months after Tshisekedi took office in Democratic Republic of Congo’s first transfer power at the ballot box since independence in 1960.

    The announcement suggests that Kabila is likely to remain a highly influential figure in Congolese politics, despite giving up the presidency after 18 years in power.


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  • The Battle Against One of the Worst Ebola Epidemics Ever Is in Trouble

    The family of a young woman who died from Ebola last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo dressed her body, put makeup on her face and propped her up in a car, hoping to make her look alive so they could drive her through checkpoints set up to prevent spread of the disease.

    It was dangerous: Corpses are highly infectious. But they wanted to bury her in another town, next to her husband, who also had died of Ebola. Their desperate ploy failed. They were stopped at a checkpoint, according to a report from the country’s Ministry of Health.

    The family’s flight, and apparent lack of understanding that bodily fluids spread the disease, help explain why this Ebola outbreak, in its seventh month, has become the second largest ever.

    No end is in sight, despite the use of promising antiviral drugs and a vaccine that were not widely available in past epidemics. The deadliest outbreak occurred from 2014 to 2016, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and sickened 28,610 people and killed 11,308.

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  • Senegal President Macky Sall officially wins re-election

    CNN)Senegalese President Macky Sall has been officially re-elected to a second term in office after the country's constitutional council confirmed his win in the February 24 elections with 58% of the vote.

    Provisional results announced by Senegal's electoral commission last week showed that Sall, a former prime minister, gained more than 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off election.

    Candidates in Senegal's presidential polls are required to secure more than 50% of the vote tally in the first round to be declared winner.

    Senegal voters head to polls as presidential challenger hopes to cause upset

    Sall, who first came to power in 2012 after defeating incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, defeated four challengers including Idrissa Seck, another former prime minister, and Ousmane Sonko, a former tax officer who ran on the promise of ending significant colonial-era ties to France.

    "This renewed trust motivates me to work twice as hard, to do more and better," Sall tweeted Tuesday after confirmation of his victory.

    He also thanked the Senegalese people for choosing his vision of continuity and urged for dialogue with his opponents, saying he will be the "President of all Senegalese."

    Sall's re-election was widely expected after overseeing annual economic growth of over 6%, among the highest in Africa, according to the World Bank.

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  • U.S. insists Zimbabwe targeted sanctions renewal justified

    The government of Zimbabwe under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to bring about political and economic changes needed to improve the country’s reputation, the State Department said on Thursday.

    The comments relate to President Donald Trump’s decision this week to extend by one year U.S. sanctions that target more than 100 entities and individuals in Zimbabwe, including Mnangagwa.

    “We believe that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has yet to implement the political and economic overhaul required to improve the country’s reputation with the community of nations, and with the United States,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters.

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  • Gabon dismisses rumors president is 'cloned'

    Bongo, who is currently recovering in Morocco, has only returned to Gabon twice since he became ill in 2018 whiles on an official trip. On both ‘visits,’ he stayed briefly and flew back to Rabat.


    Reports had been festering that the president had recruited a look alike to replace him for months while he received medical attention for a stroke in 2018.


    Ike Ngouoni, presidential spokesman said: “The President of the Republic was (t) here in flesh, a number of people saw him. He went around the city.


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