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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

DR Congo army frees 26 hostages held by rebels in East Congo

The head of a Congo army operation against rebels in the country's east says it has freed 26 people held by a Uganda-based rebel group. Cpt. Mak Hazukay Mongba said Wednesday the army has freed the hostages over the...

Amid increasing terror attacks, UN to scale up intervention in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has said it will scale up its intervention in Nigeria where a huge humanitarian crisis had sprung up due to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram. UN Secretary General's special envoy in West Africa Mohammed...

Mozambique sets up enquiry into the cause of deadly fuel tanker explosion

Mozambique has created a commission to investigate a tanker truck explosion that killed 73 people and injured 110 others and provide necessary support. The commission is headed by Minister of State Administration and Civil Servants Carmelita Namashulua, Minister of...

US urges UN to sanction South Sudan’s Machar, Malong

The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei. The United States circulated the three names...

Police increases security in Ghana ahead of national elections

Violent clashes between supporters of rival political parties have raised concern about security as Ghanaians prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7. Ghana's Center for Democratic Governance released a survey this week that said 54 percent of...

Ban Ki Moon welcomes progress in carrying out political accord in DRC

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the first concrete progress in implementing a historic political agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), calling for peaceful, credible and timely elections in the central African country. "He...

73 killed in Mozambique fuel truck blast

At least 73 people were killed and scores more injured when an oil tank truck burst into flames in a village in western Mozambique on Thursday, the nation's public radio announced. "The death toll of the incident is now...

Kabila names opposition figure Badibanga as PM of unity government

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Samy Badibanga was named prime minister on Thursday under a power-sharing deal that allows President Joseph Kabila to stay in office after his term ends next month, the presidency said in a statement....

U.N. expert questions legality of brutal mass evictions in Lekki, Lagos

A U.N. expert asked Nigeria on Thursday for urgent information about a forced eviction of thousands of people from makeshift homes in Lagos, although the state government denied reports of brutality and possible breaches of human rights laws. Residents...

United States ask U.N. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan

The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and further targeted sanctions amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide. Political...
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The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a...

Senegal top opposition Sonko arrested amid violent protests

Senegal main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of...

Morocco suspends relations with German over Western Sahara

Morocco has announced that it has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the country over its stance on...
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