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China donates machinery to aid South Sudan's agricultural development | US ends financial assistance to South Sudan, warns of consequences | Gbudue government and SPLA-IO celebrates Peace in Yambio | Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo puts South Sudan on high alert: U.N | How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan |

Zimbabwe elections in ‘4 to 5’ months: president

Harare – Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country’s new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November after a shock military takeover ended Mugabe’s 37-year reign. “Zimbabwe is going for elections in four to five months’ time and we have to preach peace, peace and peace,” Mnangagwa said Wednesday during a visit to neighbouring Mozambique. Mnangagwa, 75,…

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Museveni accuses U.N. of “preserving terrorism” in eastern Congo

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has accused the United Nations of “preserving terrorism” in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels. Museveni leveled the criticism in a statement after meeting U.N. officials investigating an ambush of peacekeepers in eastern Congo last month that left 15 dead and 53 wounded. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist rebel group that has been operating in the chaotic eastern Congo jungles…

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Dictator Museveni Signed into law a controversial bill

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a controversial bill that removes presidential age limits from the constitution. The legal adjustment, signed by Museveni on December 27, allows the 73-year-old president to extend his almost 31 years in power, despite once saying he despised African leaders “who want to overstay in power”. Museveni would have been barred from contesting elections in 2021 under the previous rules, which prevented candidates younger than 35 or older than 75 from holding presidential…

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