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Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Chad born UN peacekeeper kills own commander, doctor in Mali

A soldier in the Chadian contingent of the UN's peacekeeping force in northern Mali killed his own commander and an army doctor on Thursday following weeks of tensions over living conditions, UN sources told AFP. The soldier had started...

Egypt Christian teens get 5 year jail term for contempt of Islam

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced three Coptic Christian teenagers to five years in jail for contempt of Islam after they were seen in a video mocking Muslim prayers. A judge in the central Egyptian province of Minya also...

4 dead, 20 injured in bomb blast at police station in Adamawa State Nigeria

Several explosives seized from Boko Haram militants blew up at a police station in northern Nigeria on Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, officials said. The devices stored in a police station went off when...

Angolan vice president implicated in Portugal bribery scandal

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente has been directly implicated in a corruption probe in Portugal which triggered the arrest of a magistrate this week, a source told AFP Thursday. Public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, 54, is suspected of receiving a...

Three South Africa universities forced to close after violent protest

Violent demonstrations and arson attacks that burnt down campus buildings forced at least three South African universities to shut their doors on Thursday in a new wave of student protests. Universities have been a focus for unrest in recent...

Libya denies presence of French forces

Libya's internationally recognised government denied reports that French special forces had been fighting the Islamic State group in the troubled country, after the rival administration in Tripoli confirmed them. The recognised government "didn't allow and won't allow any foreign...

South Africa’s Zuma to lead high-level visit to Burundi on peace mission

A high-level committee of five heads of state and government will visit Burundi to assist with addressing the political situation in the country, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. The committee was appointed during the recently held...

Nigeria’s Buhari to discuss global oil price with Saudi, Qatari counterparts

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari will this week hold discussion on means of stabilizing the global crude oil prices with leaders of Saudi Arabia and Qatar during his official visits to the two countries, a presidency statement said. Buhari, who...

South Africa’s Zuma to lead high-level visit to Burundi on peace mission

A high-level committee of five heads of state and government will visit Burundi to assist with addressing the political situation in the country, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. The committee was appointed during the recently held...

IAAF Ethics Board suspends Kenya Athletics CEO Mwangi

IAAF Ethics Board chairman Michael Beloff on Monday provisionally suspended Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi over a potential anti-doping violation. The IAAF, the world athletics governing body, issued a statement saying it had received information "warranting investigation" and that...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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