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Monthly Archives: November, 2017

Military tanks roll into Harare in a possible coup against Mugabe

Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president...

Semenya to attempt 1500m and 800m at Commonwealth Games

South Africa's speed sensation Caster Semenya, will again attempt the 800 metres and 1500m double at next year’s Commonwealth Games before setting her sights on a world record. The 26-year-old won gold in the shorter distance and a surprise bronze...

Zanu-PF youth wing accuses army chief of subverting constitution

The youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief on Tuesday of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into political crisis by sacking his vice president last week. Vice President...

Elephant trample 2 tourists to death in southern Zambia

Two international tourists have been trampled to death in Zambia' s southern city of Livingstone, the police said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday at a lodge located near a national park, and the deceased were a 57-year-old woman...

4 bombs explode in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

At least four makeshift bombs exploded in the main city of Cameroon's English-speaking region overnight, the AFP news agency reports, quoting security sources. "Four home-made bombs exploded in Bamenda, one at 21:00 and the three others at 3:00 am," the...

Somaliland votes in 3rd presidential election since 2003

Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland for the third presidential election since 2003. A VOA Somali reporter in Hargeisa, Barkhad Kariye, says he saw long lines, with some people waiting since 3:00 a.m. “They wanted to be...

Libya’s Bani Walid elders to UN talk to us or you will fail

The U.N. launched a new round of negotiations in September to unite a country that splintered along political, ideological and tribal lines during and after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that unseated Gaddafi. Western officials hope the talks will pave the...

Sacked Zimbabwean VP expelled from party, flees country

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has expelled sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the party, the AFP news agency reports. Party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said that Mr Mnangagwa "was lacking supreme discipline". He added that the decision to remove Mr Mnangagwa was...

Sell sex or starve? grim tales of child sex trade in Chad by Reuters foundation

Wearing a pastel-colored dress embroidered with a tatty trim and speaking almost in a whisper, 17-year-old Chancelle looks like she should be in school. But, since the age of 15, she has instead been going into isolated huts or simply...

Morocco’s Mohammed VI-A earth observation satellite launched

Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite, dubbed "Mohammed VI-A, according to reports from local media in Morocco. Dubbed "Mohammed VI-A," the satellite was launched from French Guiana Space Center at 0142 GMT, le360.ma news site said. The three-axis stabilized...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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