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Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Kenya security hunt for al Shabaab militants after attack on police camps

Kenya's elite security forces have intensified a manhunt for al-Shabaab militants who attacked two police camps in northeastern parts of the country on Saturday. North-eastern regional commissioner Mohamud Saleh said a contingent of security officers drawn from Kenya Defence Forces...

Bleak new year for C. Africans as hundreds flee clashes

Hundreds of people in north-east Central African Republic have fled their villages following fresh violence between armed groups, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Sunday. Villagers fled gunfire and machete attacks to arrive in the small town of Paoua, where some...

4 protesters killed in DR Congo during anti-government march

Congolese security forces killed at least four people on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, according to the police and rights groups. Three people were killed in altercations with security forces in the...

New fuel price regime in 2018 for Tunisians

Tunisia announced on Sunday the second increase in fuel prices in six months, raising the price of petrol by 2.85 percent as the government tries to rein in the budget deficit. The price of a litre of gasoline will rise...

Over 38 yrs in power, Teodoro Obiang says war being prepared against him

The president of Equatorial Guinea said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a "destabilisation attempt". A "war" is being prepared "because they say I have spent a lot of time in...

Mali names Boubeye Maiga as new PM, appoints 36 ministers

Mali's president has appointed the government of the country's new prime minister, as he prepares for a presidential campaign amid an ongoing threat from jihadists. According to a decree published Sunday, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita installed 36 ministers for Soumeylou...

Tanzania’s Magufuli threatens to shut churches after criticism

Tanzanian authorities have threatened to shut down churches which mix religion and politics after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli. The cleric, Zachary Kakobe, used a Christmas sermon to say the country was "turning into a one party state". Days later,...

Nigerian international Uche Agbo defends actions after racist abuse

Nigeria international Uche Agbo has defended his reaction to the racial abuse hurled at him as he was sent off while playing in Belgium. His club, Standard Liege, have reported the "unacceptable" racist abuse aimed at the midfielder on Wednesday...

South Africa’s top court heaps more pressure on embattled Zuma

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office. The ruling...

Mali’s ministers, PM resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls. Authorities gave no reason for Maiga, who had been in his post since April, stepping down seven months before...
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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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