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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Boys more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa: researchers

Boys are slightly more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa, where a third of all children have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the first-ever national study of child maltreatment....

Uhuru Kenyatta meets with Odinga in State house after protests over IEBC

Kenya's president and the leader of the opposition held rare talks on Tuesday amid hopes they can reduce political tensions after opposition protests over the past month against an election oversight body led to repeated clashes with police. The...

Death of teenage Egyptian girl casts doubt on efforts to end FGM

The death of a teenage girl during an operation to illegally perform female genital mutilation (FGM) on her in Egypt raises questions about the north African nation's efforts to end the practice, anti-FGM campaigners said on Tuesday. Mayar Mohamed...

Kenya chief prosecutor says no crime found in eurobond funds use

The Kenyan prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it had found no evidence that proceeds of 250 billion shillings ($2.48 billion) raised from a eurobond had been stolen or misused and will not pursue criminal charges against any government officials....

Leader of Western Sahara independence group Abdelaziz has died

The Polisario Front which demands the Western Sahara's independence from Morocco said its secretary general Mohamed Abdelaziz died on Tuesday "after a long illness", Algeria's APS news agency reported. Abdelaziz, 69, had been leader of the Algeria-backed Polisario since...

Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Uganda and Kenya, aims to quash Islamic cleric influence

When Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Uganda and Kenya this week, he will be seeking not only to increase trade but to stamp out the influence of an Islamic cleric whose network was long an instrument of Turkey's soft...

African envoys at UN say Egyptian called sub-Saharan Africa ‘dogs and slaves’

Egypt has become embroiled in a dispute with African diplomats after they accused an Egyptian official of referring to "dogs and slaves" in remarks about sub-Saharan Africa at a United Nations conference in Nairobi. The diplomats sent a formal...

Buhari say will visit Ogoni in restive Niger Delta region this week

  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday....

10 suspects convicted for Somali passenger plane bomb

  A military tribunal in Somalia has convicted 10 people in connection with a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February. Abdiwali Mahmud Maow and Arais Hashi Abdi, both members of militant group al-Shabab, received sentences of...

Ex-Chadian leader Habre, sentenced to life in prison for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year...
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Losses from Libya’s oil shutdown now over $2B

Financial losses over a protracted blockade of Libya’s vital oil fields and ports have rapidly swelled, surpassing $2 billion...

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took...
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of 91, weeks after undergoing surgery,...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s...