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Farouk Chothia: Will South Africa learn from Mugabe’s fall?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Both South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe’s ex-ruler Robert Mugabe fought minority rule The silence of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC), especially in the hours immediately after the fall

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November 23rd, 2017

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Senegal achieve highest ever Fifa World Ranking

Senegal moved up to 23 from 32 on the Fifa World Rankings for November, to reach their highest ever position. They have also moved above Tunisia an Egypt to become the highest-ranked team on the continent. The Teranga Lions rise comes on the back of two wins over South ...

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November 23rd, 2017

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Africa’s first roller skating world champion

Roller skating world champion Dame Fall has described how he leapt to the top of the podium despite poor equipment and training facilities. Senegal got two free jump golds at the World Roller Games in China this September – Awa Balde broke the women’s world ...

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November 23rd, 2017

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Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Incoming new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” but analysts say rescuing Zimbabwe’s economy is a huge challenge Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international

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November 23rd, 2017

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Zanu-PF purges itself to win back trust

Image copyright EPA Image caption Zimbabweans want a “happy new Zimbabwe” – and the long-time ruling party Zanu-PF is anxious to assure them it can be the one to deliver it It’s been a dramatic, inspiring, earthquake of a week in Zimbabwe. But if ...

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November 23rd, 2017

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Analysis: Will South Africa’s ANC learn from Mugabe’s fall?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Both South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe’s ex-ruler Robert Mugabe fought minority rule The silence of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC), especially in the hours immediately after the fall

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November 23rd, 2017

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Why China matters

Image copyright MND Image caption General Chiwenga was welcomed to China by military leaders A trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe’s military chief was a “normal military exchange”, China’s foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Harare. How deep

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November 23rd, 2017

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Tragedy to trophies

Media playback is not supported on this device African Footballer of the Year 2017: Victor Moses profile That Victor Moses had the perseverance to make a success of his Chelsea career despite being continually sent out on loan says a great deal about his character. Yet this ...

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November 23rd, 2017

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: How Afoty nominee helped put Gabon on the map

Media playback is not supported on this device African Footballer of the Year 2017: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang profile After Borussia Dortmund won this year’s German Cup, beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final, the scorer of the decisive goal was pictured celebrating ...

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November 23rd, 2017

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Fergal Keane: Mugabe has gone, but will Zimbabwe change?

Image copyright Reuters Up to the moment itself the extraordinary session of parliament had proceeded along expected lines. Speaker after speaker rose to denounce the excesses of the president and his wife. A female MP was speaking of how her constituents were suffering when

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November 22nd, 2017

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