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Zimbabwe: Inflation Rate Surges to 57%

2019-02-16 09:12:19
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE'S inflation rate has surged to a ten year record of 56.90 percent, according to figures released by the country's statistics agency. Source
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Nigeria: INEC Moves Voting Date After Reviewing Logistics

2019-02-16 08:36:12
[Daily Trust] Hours before voting commenced this morning in long-scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced this morning that it is postponing the elections due to logistics issues. An announcement in the wee hours of today said the election will now hold on Saturday next week, February 23. Source
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Nigeria: What Would Fela Say Ahead of Polls?

2019-02-15 18:02:38
[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and arguably its largest economy, is heading to the polls. It's a good time to celebrate democracy - but also to ponder what has become of the country since it wrestled independence from the clutches of colonial Britain in 1960. Source
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South Africa: Citizens Can Still Register to Vote

2019-02-15 17:22:33
[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has called on all eligible voters who have not registered to vote in the upcoming elections to do so at the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), which are still open across the country. Source
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Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

2019-02-15 17:13:56
[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the country and President Idriss D├ęby's rule. Source
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Africa: Diasporas to the Rescue for Investment?

2019-02-15 17:07:33
[The Conversation Africa] In times of conflict, many economies flounder. Investors and the private sector tend to be averse to risk, and will avoid putting money into countries where peace and security are not guaranteed. Source