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Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Roadside bomb kills police officer, soldier in Egypt

A police officer and a soldier were killed by a roadside bomb in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday, security sources said. The bomb was detonated remotely when the victims' armored vehicle passed by during a security operation, the...

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by Brazilian wife and her police lover

Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a "crime of passion" plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, officials said Friday. The envoy, Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was murdered on Monday...

Mali sends 2 persons deported without passport back to France

Authorities in Mali have returned two people to France after French authorities apparently deported them to this West African country without proof of their nationality. Government spokesman Djeneba Deme said Friday the passengers' nationality was not immediately known and...

Congo’s Kabila to step down after 2017 elections according to new deal

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said. Negotiators spent weeks in tense...

Burundi to pull out 5,500 troops from Somalia citing unpaid allowances

Burundi's president on Friday threatened to pull out almost 5,500 troops contributing to the African Union mission in Somalia over nearly a year of unpaid allowances, in another sign of tensions with the force's largest donor, the European Union....

Islamic militants storm Somali town of Afgoye killing six

At least six people were killed and seven others injured when militants attacked Afgoye town, southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday night. Residents say they saw heavily armed militants take up positions before storming a government checkpoint...

Journalists in Sudan protest confiscation of Al-Jareeda newspaper

Journalists in Sudan took to the streets Thursday to protest a move by government security agents this week that blocked distribution of the Sudanese Al-Jareeda newspaper. The journalists demanded that the government respect their constitutional rights of freedom of...

U.N. backed Libyan government and central bank to cooperate in 2017

Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) and central bank in Tripoli say they have agreed to work together to tackle urgent economic problems in 2017, creating a potential lifeline for the U.N.-backed GNA. The government has struggled to extend...

Court clears way for Isabel Dos Santos to head Angola oil giant

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter, reportedly Africa's richest woman, has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge. Isabel dos Santos was put in charge of Sonangol in June...

Right lawyer say Nigeria secretly executed 3 death row inmates

Three convicted criminals on death row for about two decades have been secretly executed in the first hangings in Nigeria since 2013, human rights lawyers and a fellow inmate said Thursday. The executions breach a seven-year moratorium on the...
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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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