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Zimbabwe president reshuffles top ranks of civil service 07:19 GMT

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday made sweeping changes to the country's top civil service, retiring a batch of long-serving bureaucrats and promoting new faces in a break with his predecessor Robert Mugabe.  Full Article

Uganda tightens security ahead of Museveni critic's return 07:50 GMT 

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's security forces sealed off roads and erected barricades around the country's main international airport on Thursday, ahead of the expected return of a popular lawmaker and critic of President Yoweri Museveni, witnesses said.  Full Article  

Kabila candidate faces divided challenge in Congo presidential poll 07:29 GMT 

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila's preferred successor will face a credible election challenge in December from two opposition leaders, the final list of candidates published on Wednesday showed.  Full Article  

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