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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour
A new joint statement by foreign election observers in Zimbabwe is expressing "grave concern" over deadly violence after Monday's vote and urging the electoral commission to release the full results "expeditiously" and in a transparent manner.
Ramaphosa is leading South Africa’s delegation to the 53-member Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in the UK.
Delegates from former foes have marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein that saw the Allies turn the tables in North Africa, as host country Egypt mourned the killing of policemen in a desert shootout with militants.
A Kenyan official says violence has broken out in the county of Garissa, where opposition supporters are demonstrating against the announcement of a ruling party candidate as the winner of a gubernatorial race.
Kenya's main opposition coalition has demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election that has already led to angry protests over fraud claims.
The Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory.
Rwanda turned its back on the French-speaking world when it chose English as the language of education a decade ago, but with bilingualism seen as an asset French is reviving.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson grabbed the headlines in Angola this month when he said the country joining the Commonwealth club of former British colonies would be "splendid" .
The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth, has welcomed back into the fold after its sudden pullout in 2013 and following the democratic election last year of President Adama Barrow.
Ex-president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections, and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally says a coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor.
Foreign observers deployed to oversee Kenya's general elections have called for patience while votes are counted as accusations by the opposition of rigging sparked angry protests.
Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties.
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