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More than 90% of voters in a ‘controversial referendum’ in Congo-Brazzaville approved changes to the country’s constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a third term – which he is expected to win by a similarly overwhelming margin. Opposition leader Pascal Tsaty Mabiala, secretary of the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy party calls the announced results, ‘a fantasy’ (BBC Africa).
Votes in Tanzania, and Cote d’Ivoire are still being counted with results expected to be announced later in the week after Sunday’s elections. In Tanzania, Minister John Magufuli faces off against Edward Lowassa while in Côte d’Ivoire, President Ouattara is expected to win another term.
Nigeria’s Communication Commission (NCC) is fining MTN $5.2 billion for failing to disconnect more than 5million unregistered sim cards before the recent deadlines set by the NCC (Quartz Africa). Senior officials at MTN say they are in talks with NCC regulators and, ‘hope to resolve the matter‘ (BBC Business).
A new mini, portable wind turbine invented by two brothers, could charge your phone or power your house (Fast Company Exist)>
Accra’s central business district is becoming increasingly clogged with cars, trotros, and street traders. Victoria Okoye (@victoria_okoye) asks, ‘can the Mayor’s red paint really save the city’s streets?’
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