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Zambians are the latest Africans to chafe at China’s presence

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – When the state-owned Times of Zambia recently published its leading story in Mandarin, it stoked simmering anger over perceptions that President Edgar Lungu’s government is gradually surrendering the country’s sovereignty to China. The Asian powerhouse has long fended off accusations that it is undertaking a covert “second colonisation” of Africa, following […]

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UN calls on Cameroonians to go to the polls on Sunday

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all Cameroonians to exercise their democratic rights in Sunday’s presidential elections, adding that they should be peaceful, credible and inclusive. In a statement from his spokesperson, the UN chief also called on all stakeholders to “exercise restraint before, during and after the election”. Nine candidates are contesting the […]

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Thabo Mbeki suggests amendment to Sudan’s Road Map Agreement

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – Thabo Mbeki, head of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan, has suggested an amendment to the Road Map Agreement (RMA) that was signed between the Sudanese government and the opposition coalition Sudan Call party. The RMA was signed two-and-a-half years ago. Mbeki argues that conditions have changed since […]