Start your Monday smart: A key African election, Paul Manafort’s

(CNN) — Now, you can hear the sun. Yes, you read that right. And its vibes are surprisingly soothing. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart


• Buongiorno! We begin the week with Italy’s Prime Minister at the White House. In welcoming Giuseppe Conte, President Trump will find himself in the company of another world leader who campaigned on a populist anti-immigration platform. Conte also has criticized NATO, another frequent target of the US President. Sure to come up are the Afghanistan conflict (Italy is a key US partner) and Trump’s push to bust trade barriers with the European Union.

• Meantime, Zimbabwe holds its first national election since the army forced Robert Mugabe out of office last year in an apparent coup. It’s the first time in a…

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