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  • Nigeria: Why We Are Probing Only Jonathan's Administration – Presidency
    [Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government has said President Muhammadu Buhari would only probe former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Delving into the activities of other past administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha and others could amount to waste of time.
  • Africa: Mutharika Named One of Highest Paid Presidents in Africa
    [Malawi24] Malawi President Peter Mutharika has been named as one of the leaders living an opulent life in a country where the masses are suffering.
  • Libya: Fresh Violence Erupts Across Southern Region
    [UN News] Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire today amid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a “further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the main… actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement.”
  • Kenya: President Obama Returns to Africa – the US Footprint That Will Be Left Behind
    [KRL International] For ordinary Africans, any visit by a sitting US President to the Continent is worthy of notice, of celebration and also of introspection.
  • Africa: Obama Goes To Kenya A Champion For Africa
    [Africa Society] In July of 2009, Barack Obama delivered his first speech as President in Ghana calling for change in Africa. Many African countries sought that initial visit from the new American leader, in particular Kenya. It turns out that President Obama’s timing for going to Kenya now, six years and many victories later, is perfect. He returns to the continent for the fourth time, this time a champion who is cementing his legacy as it pertains to Africa.
  • Kenya: Obama Arrives in a Kenya of Contradictions
    [Chatham House] When the US president visits Nairobi, he will discover a country with both economic potential and serious security concerns fuelled by marginalization.
  • South Africa: Four Killed in Joburg Shoot-Out
    [News24Wire] Two hijackers and two security guards have been killed in a shoot-out in Rosettenville, Johannesburg on Thursday evening, police said.
  • Kenya: No Visit to Father's Hometown for Obama
    [News24Wire] Kenyans were Thursday preparing to welcome US President Barack Obama, while his Kenyan relatives said they would travel to Nairobi to meet him during his two-day visit.
  • Burundi: UN Calls for National Unity Govt
    [Deutsche Welle] The United Nations has called for a government of national unity in Burundi following elections described as not credible by the EU and the US and reports of excessive lethal police force. Results are expected on Friday.

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