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Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Mugabe to protesters, no ‘Arab Spring’ in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of...

Roof collapse in Saudi Arabia kills an Ethiopian worker

An Ethiopian worker was killed and 18 Egyptians were injured when the roof of a building under construction collapsed in Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported on Friday. They were trapped when the metal roof in Mecca collapsed on Thursday,...

Japan’s aid and investment show for Africa, opens in Kenya

Japan takes its aid and trade show to Africa on Saturday, opening a huge two-day development conference in Kenya, hoping that quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China. It will be the first time...

African migrants move to Italian quake zone to help survivors

African migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy after risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean have headed to the area of Wednesday's earthquake, helping local people who lost everything in the disaster. Wearing bright orange overalls, the...

Ghana’s power firm staff stage protest over planned privatization

The staff of the Electricity Company (ECG), Ghana's major power distributor, on Wednesday began a three-day boycott in protest of the government's plan to allow private sector participation in the company. The boycott is supposed to last for three...

Over 24,000 Somali refugees repatriated from Kenya since 2014

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says more than 24,000 Somali refugees have been repatriated from Kenya since a tripartite deal was signed in 2014. Speaking at the Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya on Wednesday, UNHCR Kenya Deputy Representative,...

Rapist of Moroccan teen who took own life gets 20 year jail term

A Moroccan court Wednesday handed down a 20-year jail term to an assailant in the gang rape of a teenage girl who later burnt herself alive, a rights group said. Omar Arbib of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights...

Kenya sports minister grilled by police over Olympic related corruptions

Kenya' s Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario was questioned on Wednesday by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over irregularities during the just concluded Rio Olympics. Wario was summoned for investigations following complaints of stealing of uniforms, accrediting bloated...

UN says 49,000 children may die of malnutrition this year in northeast Nigeria

Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000...

Desmond Tutu checks into hospital for infection

Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter said on Wednesday, a bug that put the former cleric hospital for a week last year. "He is expected to...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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