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General critical of Museveni detained by the military

The Ugandan military said on Sunday it had detained a general whose frequent criticism of veteran leader Yoweri Museveni has been an irritant to the authorities, potentially raising tensions ahead of next month's presidential election. Museveni, who is seeking...

Suspected al Shabaab militanta kill 3 in northern Kenya

At least three men were killed in a village in Kenya's coastal Lamu county in the early hours of Sunday during a raid by al Shabaab Islamist militants, police and the group said. Gunmen speaking Somali came to Pandanguo...

22 killed in Egypt in crashes caused by heavy fog

Bad weather including heavy fog caused two major traffic accidents in Egypt on Sunday that left at least 22 people dead, officials said. The deadlier accident saw 16 people killed and 21 wounded in multiple car crashes near Beni...

France to end military operation in Central Africa this year

France wants to end its military operation known as Sangaris in the Central African Republic this year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday. "The aim is to bring Operation Sangaris to a halt. I hope this is done...

65 people killed in latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were...

UN says Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades

Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday.At least 10.2 million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a figure the UN has...

Tanzania arrest 3 over the killing of British helicopter pilot

Tanzanian police have arrested three men after a British pilot was killed when gunmen opened fire on his helicopter as he tracked suspected elephant poachers, a minister said Sunday. Roger Gower, 37, was killed on Friday when his helicopter...

Linel Zinsou Benin PM’s presidential bid boosted by opposition support

Benin's prime minister Lionel Zinsou, favored by the president to succeed him in next month's election, received a boost on Saturday when the leading opposition party also named him as their preferred candidate. In a ceremony on Saturday declaring...

South Africa’s Sexwale calls for anti-Europe campaign at FIFA

South African FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale on Friday called for a campaign to stop European rival Githe leadership of football's scandal-tainted world body. Without naming Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, Sexwale said the next FIFA leader must come...

Zimbabwe’s Chinese-built Victoria Falls airport set for commissioning May

The Zimbabwe government expects to commission the new Victoria Falls International Airport, funded and built by Chinese, by May this year, a cabinet minister said on Friday. The airport expansion project funded by China Export Import Bank to the...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

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Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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