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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Angola’s UNITA leader Samakuva to step down

The veteran leader of Angola’s largest opposition party said on Wednesday he would step down to allow someone else keep new government of President Joao Lourenco in check. Isaias Samakuva, who has led UNITA since 2003, said a new leader...

East Libya issues retaliatory entry ban against U.S citizens

A government based in eastern Libya said on Wednesday it would bar entry to U.S. citizens after President Donald Trump’s administration included Libya in a new travel ban. The eastern-based government of Abdullah al-Thinni is aligned with Libyan military commander...

Uganda MPs in battle mode ahead presidential age limit debate

MPs in Uganda have started arriving in parliament buildings in the capital, Kampala, ahead of the debate of a motion to scrap the upper presidential age limit. If removed, 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni would be eligible for a sixth term...

Today in Africa protecting wildlife after killing millions of buffalos

I have no doubt that you have read reports of  how Europeans and Americans swarm all over African nations to 'protect wildlife' even at the detriment of locals as in the latest report about the Pygmies of Congo. What...

Angola set to swear in a new president in 38 years

Angola will swear in a new president later today, the first time there has been a change in leader for nearly four decades. João Lourenço, a former defence minister, will replace Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who stood down in August...

Report says wildlife charities fund abuses of pygmies in Congo

International wildlife charities are funding anti-poaching squads that arrest, torture and kill indigenous ‘pygmy’ people for hunting in their ancestral forests in the Congo Basin, according to a charity for tribal people. Conservation organizations including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)...

7 arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert

Egyptian police arrested seven people on Monday after they were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim...

Ivory coast cocoa harvest hit all time record

Cocoa arrivals at Ivory Coast ports had hit around 2 million tons by September 24 since the start of the season on Oct. 1, the largest cocoa harvest ever seen in the world’s top grower, exporters estimated on Monday. The...

Rwigara to be charged for ‘plot to overthrow Kagame’

Rwandan Human rights activist Diane Rwigara who was disqualified from last election, now faces treason charges, the newspaper The East African reports. It also reports that she is facing charges for inciting revolt and revealing “sensitive information”. Ms Rwigara, who was arrested on...

Chad named in expanded US travel ban

The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation late on...
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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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