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Monthly Archives: March, 2017

ANC secretary general, Mantashe, business leaders not happy with Pravin Gordhan sack

A key figure in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) joined business and political leaders in condemning President Jacob Zuma's late night decision to fire his finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle that has rocked South...

Kenya intercept Islamic State human trafficking chain, arrest 3

Three alleged international human traffickers who are suspected of smuggling recruits for the Islamic State and helping to finance the group have been arrested in a town on Kenya's coast, police said Thursday. Police spokesman George Kinoti said...

Recession in Nigeria deals a blow to smuggling hub Benin republic

On the outskirts of Benin's port city of Cotonou, thousands of used cars fill a vast parking lot but the merchants who used to come here from Nigeria to haggle for them are absent as recession...

Zuma sacks South Africa finance minister Pravin Gordhan in shock cabinet reshuffle

South Africa's president has replaced his embattled finance minister in an expected move that had spooked investors this week and sent the currency tumbling. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan, announced early Friday, comes as...

Kenyan Defence forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in a raid in Somalia

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. The East African nation has thousands of its...

Militia in central Congo decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last August. The Kamuina Nsapu...

Aborted 2017 African Development Week: African Leaders fail the continent

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) present at the 10th African Development Week holding in Dakar, Senegal have expressed their shock at the failure of the countries present to resolve the impasse between Morocco and Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic over the...

10 Egyptian troops killed by bombs during Sinai fighting -spokesman

Ten members of Egypt's security forces were killed by bombs which struck their vehicles in central Sinai, a military spokesman said on Thursday, during an operation targeting what the army described as terrorist bases. The spokesman said in a...

Suspected Islamists kidnap Frenchman near Chad border with Sudan’s Darfur

A Frenchman was kidnapped in Chad in a remote region near the border with Sudan's Darfur region early on Thursday, France's foreign ministry said. The man was kidnapped south of Abeche, a mining area about 800 km (500 miles)...

Rwandan government charges wife of opposition leader with treason

Rwandan prosecutors charged a dual Rwandan-British citizen of treason on Thursday, accusing her of forming an armed group and conspiring to unseat the president. Violette Uwamahoro, the wife of an opposition party youth organizer, was arrested in Kigali on...
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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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