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Egyptian jets hits Islamic States targets in Libya’s Derna

Egyptian jets carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, continuing days of attacks against Islamist militants Egypt says were responsible for ambushing and killing Egyptian Christians last week, Libyan commanders said. Egypt's air force began...

Women manoeuvre for land – and future, in drought-stricken Mali

Anthio Mounkoro has been farming land in Bogossoni for as long as she can remember – but none of it was ever hers. "The land I've been cultivating my whole life is my father's," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation...

Kenya’s president Kenyatta launches campaign in the capital Nairobi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off his official campaign for reelection with a rally in Nairobi on Monday, echoing a call by main challenger Raila Odinga to avoid the violence that followed voting a decade ago. Kenyatta led a lively...

Flooding fears in cocoa areas as heavy rain hits Ivory Coast

Abundant rainfall fell last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions, sparking fears that flooding could hinder harvesting of what is otherwise expected to be a strong mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. The mid-crop marketing season opened...

European Union blacklists 9 more Congolese over rights abuses, elections

The European Union imposed sanctions on nine more Congo nationals on Monday over "obstruction of the electoral process and related human rights violations" in the central African state, where President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his mandate. The nine include Congo's...

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday. "The non-objection was given. Now there's a Medecins...

Morocco crackdown on dissents continues; arrests leaders of protests in the north

Moroccan authorities have arrested a leading activist who had been organising protests against official abuses and corruption in the north of the country, a government source said on Monday. Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday after a warrant was issued...

Angolan president, dos Santos in Spain for health checks – authority

Angola confirmed for the first time on Monday that 74-year-old President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, its leader of the last 38 years, was in Spain for medical reasons. Speaking on French radio station RFI, foreign minister Georges Chikoti admitted that...

Former Ethiopian health minister becomes first African head of WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won an election on Tuesday to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to do so, edging out a veteran insider from Britain. A jubiliant Ethiopian...

Africa National Congress dismisses Zuma removal report as fake

South Africa's ruling African National Congress dismissed a media report on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma's removal would be discussed at an ANC meeting this weekend as untrue. Analysts also poured water on the likelihood of Zuma being ousted or...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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