Angola’s President João Lourenço handed second term amid fears of foul play
30 August 2022 | 3:08 pm
Angola's president is declared the winner of last week's election, but João Lourenço's win is tarnished by accusations of fraud. Also in this edition: after months of mounting tensions, people in Tripoli fear a return of violence after dozens are killed over the weekend as rival militia clashed in the Libyan capital. Finally, we bid farewell to the summer with a look back at some of the highlights of Tunisia's festival season.
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