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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Kenya burns tonnes of illegal ivory as wildlife promoter Helen Clark arrives.

Kenya will burn 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn on Saturday 29 April 2016. By burning almost its entire ivory stockpile, Kenya is sending out the message that it will never benefit from illegal ivory...

Court orders review of decision to drop charges against South Africa’s Zuma

South Africa's High Court ruled on Friday that a decision seven years ago to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma was irrational and should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader who faces calls for his...

France to increase troops in Ivory Coast

France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces. "This summer the French forces in...

5 killed in gun attack in opposition district of Burundi capital

Five people were killed in a gun and grenade attack in a district of Burundi's capital which is stronghold of opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza, police said. Tit-for-tat attacks between Nkurunziza's security forces and his opponents have escalated since...

Six storey building collapse in Kenya amid heavy flooding

A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital late on Friday, killing at least three people, KTN television reported, and trapping many others after days of heavy rains and floods. Live footage showed rescuers bringing out two survivors through packed...

UN Security council votes to restore Western Sahara mission

The UN Security Council on Friday voted to restore the UN mission in disputed Western Sahara but was divided over the steps demanded from Morocco to bring the peacekeeping force back to full operations. A US-drafted resolution was backed...

600 mostly African migrants travelling to USA moved to shelter in Costa Rica

Hundreds of US-bound undocumented migrants demanding permission to leave a border town in Costa Rica's south have finally accepted to go to a nearby shelter organized by authorities, officials said on Friday. "After a week of dialogue and a...

Court in Burkina vow to reissue warrant for ousted leader Compaore

Judges in Burkina Faso will reinstate an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore, who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the military prosecutor said Friday. They will also reinstate a warrant for the speaker of...

African Union wades into UN, Morocco dispute over Western Sahara

The African Union's envoy for Western Sahara warned at the United Nations on Tuesday that the conflict in the disputed north African territory could re-ignite again unless steps are taken to find a settlement. Mozambique's former president Joaquim Chissano...

2 Spanish, 9 others shot dead in Cape verde

Eleven men were shot dead in Cape Verde on Tuesday, including eight soldiers, a local civilian and two Spanish citizens, the minister of Internal Administration for the archipelago off the African coast said in a statement. The men were...
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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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