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Monthly Archives: September, 2016

Gabon’s Ali Bongo taps Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet as prime minister

Gabon President Ali Bongo promoted foreign minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet to the post of Prime Minister on Wednesday, a day after Bongo was sworn in following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers. A statement...

Economy, violence and juju magic fuel rise in Nigerian sex slaves in Italy

When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her - or risk lethal repercussions for loved ones back home. Before her...

Misdirected US air strike kills 22 in Somalia

An air strike in northern Somalia left as many as 22 soldiers dead overnight, local officials said on Wednesday, and one region said the United States had been duped into attacking its troops. Galmudug's Security Minister Osman Issa said...

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping slams election court ruling

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday slammed the validation of President Ali Bongo's re-election by the country's Constitutional Court as a "miscarriage of justice". Ping accused the court of "bias" during a press conference following its ruling in...

Several killed in fighting in central DR Congo city of Kananga

Heavy fighting in the city of Kananga in central Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed many lives, sources said. The violence erupted on Thursday and continued into Friday, with attacks on the city's airport by supporters of a tribal...

Court upholds victory of Gabon’s president, rejects opposition challenge

Gabon's Constitutional Court upheld on Friday the election victory of President Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled the central African oil producer for nearly a half century, rejecting a challenge by his main opponent. The decision, read late at...

Clashes with Islamic States in Libya’s Sirte leaves 19 dead

Ten jihadists and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said. "Our forces are advancing on the last holdouts...

Court jails five juveniles in Egypt over Red Sea island protest

An Egyptian court sentenced five juveniles to five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($11,000) for protesting against a decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a judicial source and state media...

Nervous wait for court ruling on Gabon presidential vote dispute

Gabon's Constitutional Court said it would issue a ruling on Friday on an election that opposition leader Jean Ping said was rigged to give President Ali Bongo victory. The court's nine judges held a hearing on Ping's election complaint...

Gabon oil workers union ask workers to stay home until final election result

As crisis emanating  from contested poll result in oil rich Central African nation of Gabon continued to take its toll on the country's economic and social life, with protest and riots pushing the country to the edge of precipice....
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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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