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Monthly Archives: April, 2017

Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu released on bail

The leader of a group calling for the secession of an area in southeast Nigeria, formerly known as Biafra, was released on bail on Friday after being detained for nearly two years, his lawyer said. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the...

Libya authorities captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight

Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday. Libyan forces frequently capture vessels smuggling...

2 persons linked to al Shabaab sentenced to 6 years in jail

Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabaab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate on Friday reported that Bedris Yesuf and Anis...

Magufuli fires nearly 10,000 workers with fake document in Tanzania

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday fired nearly 10,000 civil servants accused of having falsified academic qualifications to get their jobs. The civil servants have been given 15 days to leave their jobs or risk jail terms of up to...

UN says high levels of inequality still persists in Namibia

Although Namibia has achieved one of the fastest cuts in poverty rates on the continent, the country still faces some of the highest levels of inequality in Africa and globally, according to a United Nations official. Kiki Gbeho, UN resident...

World Bank doles $5.5m to support Ghana’s climate change adaptation projects

The World Bank says it will support 52 Ghanaian communities in implementing a sustainable Natural Resource Management program. In a release received from the Ghana office of the bank here on Thursday, the bank said selected local communities in the...

Sierra Leone’s Bai Koroma promises to hand over to successor “graciously” in 2018

President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone said Thursday he will be leaving office next year and "graciously hand over" to his successor. In his last state-of-the-nation address, delivered on the country's 56th independence anniversary, Koroma said he was leaving...

U.S. Ambassador says US will expel 7,000 Ghanaians in 2017

The United States would expel 7,000 Ghanaians this year for breaching terms of their visa agreement, a U.S. diplomat said on Thursday. U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson said the Ghanaians had overstayed their permits and were currently at...

English born Nigerian boxer Joshua to face Klitschko in heavyweight battle of ages

Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder. The Briton's International Boxing Federation title and the vacant World Boxing Association belt will...

Court in Burkina Faso delays trial of ex-leader Compaore for protest killings

A court in Burkina Faso on Thursday postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role in killing protesters during an uprising in October 2014 that overthrew his government. The unrest saw crowds of...
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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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