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Spotlights on elections

Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Guinea opposition candidate declare self winner of presidential poll

ReutersGuinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared on Monday that he had won the first round of the hotly contested October 18 presidential election,...

Over 90 killed in protests against Guinea’s Condé 3rd term bid

Over 90 people have been killed in a crackdown on protests against Guinea's President Alpha Conde's bid to seek a controversial third term in...
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Libya factions sign permanent UN-brokered cease-fire

Associated PressThe rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years of fighting...

Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected...
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West Africa

#ENDSARS Update: Photos, Visual clips from Twitter warriors

As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call for change in the way...

#ENDSARS Protest around Nigeria in visuals

Nigerian youths have defied every obstacle thrown at them to press for real change that will lead to things being done better in their...

Nigeria army say ready to maintain order as police protests continue

Nigeria’s army says it is ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with any situation created by “trouble makers”, while demonstrators calling...

Hoodlums clash with #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja

Hoodlums operating under the banner of Pro-SARS a pro-government group mainly from northern Nigeria, who are opposed to current protest against police brutality in...

Jihadists kill 25 in new attacks in central Mali

ReutersSuspected Islamist militants killed 25 people including 13 soldiers in multiple attacks in central Mali, burning down an army base and ambushing troops sent...

East Africa

Islamist rebel free 900 prisoners from east DR Congo jail

Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours...
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Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according...

Tanzania asks for aircraft, helicopter to battle fire on Mt Kilimanjaro

Tanzania’s government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926...

Uganda police raid campaign offices of presidential candidate Bobi Wine

Associated PressArmed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda’s presidency in elections...

Business & Finance

Tax evasion, theft cost Africa $89b annually – UN

AljazeeraAfrica has lost nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in...

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe govt reverses decision to allow mining in national parks

The Zimbabwean government has set aside it's decision to allow two Chinese companies to mine in Hwange National park in what will come as...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced...

Desmond Tutu, family unharmed as fire guts home in South Africa

A fire broke out at the residence of retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu in Ornus, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, in the early hours...

Battle looms in Mozambique over Islamic extremists’ control of port

The stinging success of Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding a northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the...
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Must Read

Libya factions sign permanent UN-brokered cease-fire

Associated PressThe rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years of fighting...

Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected...

Anger, disbelief as Soldiers open fire on #ENDSARS protesters killing many

Shock, anger and disbelief as men believed to be Nigerian soldiers invade the #ENDSARS protest in Lekki, Lagos, killings several at close range and...

U.S. to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum...

Islamist rebel free 900 prisoners from east DR Congo jail

Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours...

Guinea opposition candidate declare self winner of presidential poll

ReutersGuinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo declared on Monday that he had won the first round of the hotly contested October 18 presidential election,...

#ENDSARS Update: Photos, Visual clips from Twitter warriors

As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call for change in the way...
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Sports

Ex-world athletics head, Diack sentenced to two years in prison for corruption

From FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and APThe former head of world athletics’ governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday of corruption...

North Africa

U.S. to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum...

Libyans set Nigeria migrant ablaze in Tripoli

Associated PressA migrant worker was burnt to death in the Libyan capital, U.N. and government officials said Wednesday, the latest in abuses that migrants...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...
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Health

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part...

24,000 health workers in S. Africa have contracted coronavirus

Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March,...

Covid-19 vaccine goes on final test with thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S....

Bill Gates reject claims that he created virus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak."It's a...

South African woman contracts Covid-19 twice within 3 months

A doctor in Durban, South Africa, Dr Yuvan Maharaj, has reported having a Covid-19 patient who has been re-infected three months after her initial...
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