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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi new lawyer wants ICC to drop case

New lawyers representing the son of slain Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi announced Monday they will ask the International Criminal Court to quash the case against him as he has now been tried and convicted by a Libyan court. Saif...

Lungu defends tax agency’s decision to shut down Zambia opposition newspaper

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday defended the tax collection agency's decision to shut down a newspaper critical of the government, saying the revenue service did so to recoup unpaid taxes. The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) shut down the...

South Africa treasury order Zuma to repay $510,000 for upgrades to private residence

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma should pay 7.8 million rand ($510,074) for non-security upgrades to his private Nkandla home, the National Treasury said on Monday. In a stinging rebuke that hit the scandal-plagued leader financially and politically, the top...

World Food Program says needs 74m USD for South Sudanese refugees

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said it requires 74 million U.S. dollars for the next six months to meet the needs of all the South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. In a report received...

Inter-ethnic clashes claims 20 in Diffa, Niger

At least 20 people have died in inter-ethnic clashes in Niger's southeast region of Diffa, civil society groups said over the weekend. According to Moussa Tchangari, head of the local civil society groups, "about 20 deaths have been reported...

Michelle Obama, daughters arrive Liberia, ahead of Morocco and Spain visit

United States first lady, Michelle Obama landed in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday with her daughters and her mother for a trip gear towards promoting education for girls, starting with Liberia, a country recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic. Michelle...

2 dead, more than 80 Injuries in grenade attack in Antananarivo, Madagascar

  A grenade exploded in a stadium in Madagascar, killing two people and injuring more than 80 in what authorities describe as a terrorist attack, authorities said Monday. The attack happened late Sunday in the Mahamasina stadium, where people...

Over 3,300 migrants rescued off Libya coast

A total of 3,324 migrants were rescued off Libya Sunday in 26 different operations, the Italian coastguard said, bringing to more than 10,000 the total saved since Thursday. There were no reports of confirmed or suspected casualties after the...

7 expatriate contractors kidnapped in Calabar released without harm

As many as seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, local police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Police had...

Niger Delta oil militants call for referendum on break up of Nigeria

Oil militants who have slashed Nigeria's petroleum production with attacks on pipelines called Sunday for a referendum on breaking up the Nigerian federation. The Niger Delta Avengers group posted a map on social media suggesting that the West African...
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Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...
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