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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

Cyprus orders Egypt plane hijacking suspect extradited

A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus can be extradited to Cairo for his alleged crimes. Nicosia District Court judge Dona Constantinou was satisfied that Seif...

Senior opposition politician in Burundi arrested over ‘armed gangs’ link

The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested for collaborating with "armed gangs", police said on Thursday, joining a list of activists and political figures detained since the start of a political crisis. Gervais Niyongabo, chairman...

Jean Ping of Gabon calls supporters to ‘active resistance’

Opposition leader and former foreign minister Jean Ping pushed again Thursday for the Gabonese people to reject the authority of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, calling him "an impostor with blood of the Gabonese on his hands." Ping insists he...

New militant group in Nigeria blow up another oil pipeline in Ugheli Delta State

A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta. Attacks on Nigeria's energy facilities by groups calling for the Delta region to receive a greater...

Government of Ghana steps up efforts to reduce debt of state firms

The government of Ghana has stepped up its program to lessen the debt burden of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) on the national budget, Minister for Finance Seth Terkper said here on Wednesday. "We are working towards sound balance sheets...

Ghana civil groups demand passage of right to information

A coalition of civil society groups in Ghana on Wednesday embarked on a "silent protest" to demand immediate action on the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) bill. Some members of the RTI coalition, led by the Ghana...

Kenya steps up surveillance to check al-Shabaab activities along border

Kenyan police said on Wednesday they have stepped up surveillance on suspected Al-Shabaab activities across the border and their attempts to infiltrate the country to mount terror attacks. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said security officers have witnessed...

Local radio journalist shot dead in Somali capital

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday evening shot dead a radio journalist in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali Haji, who hosted a morning news program for privately-run Radio Shabelle, was killed by armed attackers at sunset in Yaqshid...

Morocco set to produce 42% of her energy needs from renewable sources by 2020

Morocco will produce 42 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020, head of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) said on Monday. Mustapha Bakkoury made the statement to the press following a working session on...

African wax prints tackle rivals for place in the sun

In a bustling market in Abidjan, women browse through a bewildering array of intricately patterned wax-print fabrics, each of which has a unique and sometimes quirky name. "Eye of my rival" is one which has an eye-like motif, while...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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