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Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye and his many scandals

A controversial Nigerian senator is currently in detention at an Abuja hospital after allegedly jumping out of a police van to try and escape custody. The incident is the latest in a series of scandals linked to the colourful politician, Dino Melaye. The chain of events that led to Mr …

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Winnie Mandela: Soweto send-off for anti-apartheid fighter

Crowds have gathered in South Africa for the funeral of the anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Thousands of mourners have crowded into a stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, where the campaigner is being given a high-level send-off. Her casket was draped in the national flag, and her granddaughter Swati Dlamini Mandela …

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What Winnie Madikizela-Mandela meant to me

As Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is laid to rest, South Africans share how the anti-apartheid campaigner changed their lives – some in very personal ways. Nolwazi Duma “Winnie Mandela meant a lot to me, she was an inspiration to the nation and the whole of Africa. She put a mark on how …

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Obituary: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela of South Africa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela became a potent symbol of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle when she was banished and jailed for campaigning for the rights of black South Africans and her husband’s release. For decades she and her then-husband, the iconic Nelson Mandela, were the country’s most famous political couple – but Mr …

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Paul Biya: Cameroon’s ‘absentee president’

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been in power for 35 years. But while his longevity in office is a talking point at home, the time he spends out of the country has stirred international comment – as Paul Melly, an associate fellow of Chatham House, explains. Criticised by some for …

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Paul Biya: Cameroon’s ‘absentee president’

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been in power for 35 years. But while his longevity in office is a talking point at home, the time he spends out of the country has stirred international comment – as Paul Melly, an associate fellow of Chatham House, explains. Criticised by some for …

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