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Monthly Archives: November, 2017

US says no civilian killed in August Somalia raid

U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid. The two-paragraph...

Group calls for action against rape

Hundreds of people on Sunday converged on Ojo Street in Obalende, a popular neighbourhood on Lagos Island to witness a stage play aimed at raising awareness about gender based violence and how communities respond to issues of violence against women and...

3 wounded by grenade attack in Burkina Faso ahead of Macron visit

A grenade thrown at French soldiers wounded 3 civilians in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou shortly before arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Radio France International reported on Tuesday. The grenade was thrown late on Monday, just hours before...

Uhuru Kenyatta set to be sworn-in as opposition plan rival rally

Kenyan security forces fired teargas to control crowds trying to force their way into a stadium for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration, as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned to hold a rival rally. Kenyatta won a...

Deposed Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo in court on corruption charges

Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, appeared in court on Saturday to face corruption charges. This was Chombo’s first public appearance since...

Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack had ‘Islamic State’ flag

Gunmen who killed more than 300 people in an attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai on Friday were carrying an Islamic State flag and were between 25 to 30 in number, the public prosecutor’s office said in...

History of Zimbabwe and how Mugabe came to power

A look at the struggle to maintain white supremacy in what is now Zimbabwe, a hundred years after Cecil Rhodes' pioneers carved out a British colony there. In September 1890 Cecil Rhodes' pioneer column trundled into Mashonaland to establish Fort...

Dozen killed in 4 suicide attacks in Maiduguri

Twelve people were killed Wednesday by evening in four separate attacks by suicide bombers in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, rescue workers told AFP. Two men and two women blew themselves up in the Muna neighbourhood at...

Report show Libyans now swap jewelry for medicals

In a square behind Libya’s central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. Traders buy food and other...

Isabel dos Santos dismissed as Sonangol chair

Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday in a dramatic move against the family of the former president. The daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Angola for...
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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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