Africa : Six Stories That Will Shape Sub-Saharan Africa In 2017 and other relevant Issues

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Six Stories That Will Shape Sub-Saharan Africa In 2017 and other relevant Issues

Political change, separatist insurgencies and a possible genocide project a tough year for the continent

... Civil conflicts have continued raging in countries including South Sudan and the Central African Republic, while extremist and Islamist groups have posed significant threats in nations including Nigeria, Somalia.

As 2017 approaches, Newsweek looks ahead to six stories that could shape the next year on the continent ...

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South Sudanese government soldiers celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, South Sudan, October 16. Tens of thousands of people have been killed since civil war broke out in the country in December 2013, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the country's leaders to avoid a possible genocide.ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES


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Five African Elections To Watch In 2017

African elections were a mixed bag in 2016.
So what about 2017? Newsweek picks out five elections to watch across the continent in the year ahead:


1. Kenya General Election—August 2017 ...

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Kenyan riot police officers raise batons over a man during a demonstration of opposition supporters against the country's electoral commission, Nairobi, May 16. Several people were killed in the protests before members of the electoral commission agreed to resign.CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES



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Africa in 2017: What to look out for

The safest assumption for this year is that received wisdom will be overturned again; but we can anticipate that certain landmark events, rising stars and flashpoints will reverberate beyond national borders, expect to hear plenty about the stories below in 2017.

Megaprojects
Infrastructure spending in East Africa will continue to soar, particularly in the fields of transport and renewable energy ... The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam ...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/africa/africa-stories-of-2017/index.html





George Weah _ Liberia



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ANC women's league wants Zuma ex-wife to lead party

Johannesburg (AFP) - The powerful Women's League of South Africa's ruling ANC on Saturday chose outgoing African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate for party leader.

Battle has been raging within the African National Congress (ANC) to succeed current leader and head of state Jacob Zuma ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/anc-womens-league-wants-zuma-ex-wife-lead-221743984.html?.tsrc=daily_mail


Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would become the first female leader of South Africa's African National Congress if the wider party endorses her (AFP Photo/RAJESH JANTILAL)



AFP January 7, 2017


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If he stays there will be trouble
Congo’s president refuses to go

The constitution says Joseph Kabila is no longer president. He begs to differ

... For now Mr Kabila, who has ruled Congo since inheriting the job from his dad in 2001, has the upper hand. But Congo, an unstable country of 80m, is plunging into a political no-man’s-land; no head of state since independence has left office peacefully after an election ...

http://www.economist.com/news/middl...ays-joseph-kabila-no-longer-president-he-begs


CAN a thin blue line stop a revolution? In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, police are doing their best.


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