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Monthly Archives: July, 2016

Thousands rally in Congo to demand Kabila step down

Tens of thousands of Congolese demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans and waving opposition flags rallied in the capital on Sunday to demand President Joseph Kabila step down when his mandate ends in December. Kabila, 45, who has been in power...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir vows to liberate Africa from “modern colonialism”

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday vowed to destroy the institutions of injustice and liberate Africa from "modern colonialism," whether politically or economically. Al-Bashir made the remarks when addressing a mass rally at Khartoum airport upon his arrival from...

Over 100 Kenyan schools burnt in apparent arson attacks

More than 120 high schools throughout Kenya have been set ablaze since early June, amid a government crackdown on cheating on national exams. The conflagrations, which reportedly have caused some injuries but no fatalities, have heated up conflict between...

Al Shabaab militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base killing 10

Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said. Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the assault on the headquarters...

Fighting between rival groups claims 6 near Kidal, Mali

Fighting broke out Saturday in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country, killing at least six people. The fighting took place in Edjerer, about 50...

UN pledges to continue aid effort in Nigeria after convoy attack

United Nations children's agency UNICEF said it is continuing its aid work in northeastern Nigeria, a former stronghold of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy earlier this week. The U.N. agency said late...

Boko Haram attacks; Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa region

Niger has extended a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by Boko Haram, the government said late on Friday. Attacks by Boko Haram since late May have emptied...

South Sudan refugee Olympic athletes arrive in Brazil

Refugee Olympic athletes originally from South Sudan arrived in Rio on Friday for the 2016 Olympic Games. The five athletes, all of whom currently reside in Kenya, will take part in track and field races. Anjelina Nada Lohalith, who...

Locally bred African rice varieties to be launched in 2017

Locally bred indigenous rice varieties are set to be available in the sub-Saharan Africa market next year, an expert said on Friday. Kayode Sanni, Project Manager for Rice with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), an agricultural think tank...

UN extends South Sudan mission, U.S. reports renewed violence

The United Nations Security Council extended a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Friday until Aug. 12 as the United States warned that it had received "disturbing reports" of renewed violence in the south of the country. The mandate...
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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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