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Odinga proposes ‘people’s assembly’ after supporters attacked journalist

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would use pickets and petitions to protest last week’s presidential poll and convene a “People’s Assembly” to try to improve governance but made no mention of challenging the result. “We will...

UN mission calls for probe into killing of dozens in Libya

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday called for an immediate investigation into the killing of 36 people near the eastern city of Benghazi. "UNSMIL calls for immediate investigation to bring perpetrators to justice," the mission said on social...

Kenyans await embattled opposition chief, after Kenyatta poll win

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to lay out his strategy following a boycott of last week's protest-hit elections that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide win. Thursday's contest saw Kenyatta winning a decisive victory with 98 percent of the vote,...

French court convict Equatorial Guinea VP of embezzlement

A French court has sentenced Equatorial Guinea's vice-president, Teodorin Obiang, to a 3-year suspended jail term for embezzling and laundering his country’s money to acquire luxury properties and other assets in France. Teodorin Obiang is the son of Equatorial...

Calm returns to western Kenya’s Kisumu after poll suspension

Most of business operations resumed in Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Homa Bay counties in Western Kenya on Saturday following the announcement by the electoral body that voting exercise had been postponed in the regions to a later date. The region...

Abaribe has no hand in Kanu’s disappearance by Ochie Igbo

It has come to our notice that the Federal Government of Nigeria  is claiming that Abaribe is in the know of Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts. Based on this, Ochie Igbo has decided to inform as follows; a, Kanu was granted bail...

To counter Islamic state US mulls amplified Africa role

The United States is considering a stepped-up military presence in Africa to pursue Islamic State group jihadists looking for new havens after the fall of their "caliphate," American officials say. After IS lost its de facto capital Raqa in Syria...

Egypt’s Sisi tells FRANCE 24; We have imprisoned no political activists’

Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is meeting with President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday, a visit that represents a delicate balancing act for the French leader. Macron is under pressure from human rights groups for France to put an...

University in Katsina Nigeria hires snake charmers after student death

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in Katsina State, north-west Nigeria is hiring snake charmers to eradicate the danger of fatal snake bites on campus. Zainab Umar, a final-year economics student at the University, died last week after a snake bite. The dean of...

Liberia Liberty party files complaint over alleged vote fraud

The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia’s presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, 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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