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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

John Magufuli of Tanzania calls for less dependence on foreign donor

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday appealed to Tanzanians to work hard in order to enable the east African nation to lessen foreign donor dependence.  The head of state was speaking at a special Easter mass at the Azania...

Two suspects in connection with Ivory Coast al Qaeda attack arrested in Mali

Authorities in Mali have arrested two men believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast that killed 19 people earlier this month, military officials said on Sunday. Gunmen...

DR Congo want UN to half number of peacekeepers in the country

The Democratic Republic of Congo called for halving the size of the UN peacekeeping force in the country by the end of the year. The mandate for the 20,000-strong peacekeeping force expires in March, but the United Nations envisions...

Official declare Congo president Sassou Nguesso reelected

Congo president Denis Sassou Nguesso extended his 32 years in power winning elections in the first round with 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Thursday. Interior minister Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou announced the results on...

Zimbabwe gives foreign firms week to comply with indigenisation laws

Zimbabwe on Wednesday gave foreign businesses until April 1 to comply with controversial equity laws that compel them to cede majority stakes to locals or risk closure. "The law is the law. The law must be adhered to," Indigenisation...

S. A. police launch investigation into Zuma son, Guptas graft allegation

South Africa has launched a corruption probe into President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and the Guptas, a family of businessmen accused of wielding improper political influence, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. A spokesman for the elite 'Hawks'...

Nations Cup qualifiers, Sao Tome, Guinea Bissau record wins

African football outsiders Sao Tome e Principe and Guinea-Bissau achieved rare Cup of Nations victories Wednesday as seven days of qualifying kicked off. A couple of late goals gave Sao Tome a dramatic 2-1 triumph over Libya while Guinea-Bissau...

U.N. envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler says prevented from flying to Tripoli

The U.N. envoy to Libya said on Wednesday he had been forced to cancel a flight to Tripoli because he had not been granted landing rights by the self-declared government there. Martin Kobler said he had intended to...

Angolan rebels in Cabinda claim to have killed 30 gov’t soldiers

Separatist guerrillas operating in Angola's oil-rich Cabinda enclave on Wednesday claimed to have shot dead around 30 Angolan government soldiers in March. Angolan authorities refused to comment on the claims which AFP could not independently verify. The Front...

7 killed in tribal clashes west of Libyan capital Tripoli

At least seven people were killed in clashes Wednesday west of Tripoli between tribesmen and forces loyal to Libya's unrecognised government, an army officer said. The violence in the village of Touebiya, 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the capital,...
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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

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

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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