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Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Egypt’s Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott poll build

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivered a stern warning on Wednesday to anyone looking to challenge his rule, a day after opposition leaders called for a boycott of the March 26-28 presidential election. “Be warned. What happened seven or eight...

Zimbabwe elections body decries voter intimidation ahead of polls

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Wednesday condemned people who were demanding to see the serial numbers of voter registration slips from people who would have registered under the on-going biometric voter registration exercise. Several opposition parties and civic organizations...

Moroccan rail workers win discrimination case against France’s SNCF

France's rail operator SNCF on Wednesday lost its appeal against a 2015 ruling that found it guilty of discriminating against hundreds of Moroccan workers in the post-colonial era. Details of the court ruling were not immediately available, but the SNCF...

DR Congo rebel leader held in Tanzania, extradition sought

A Congolese colonel who threatened to overthrow President Joseph Kabila has been detained in Tanzania, and Congo is seeking his extradition, Congo’s defence minister said on Wednesday. John Tshibangu, who had been based in the lawless east of the Democratic...

Kenyan opposition lawmaker who led Odinga’s ‘swearing in’ arrested

Kenyan police arrested an opposition lawmaker who administered the oath during a symbolic “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday, an opposition senator said on Wednesday. “He has been arrested and taken to Nairobi area police headquarters,” James...

Cameroonian troops enter Nigerian village in search of separatists

Cameroonian troops crossed into neighbouring Cross Rivers State in Nigeria in pursuit of separatist rebels, a Nigerian state defence spokesman and a former community leader said on Wednesday.Cameroon has been fighting Anglophone separatists who have taken up arms over...

UNICEF seeks $268M to support 6.3M children in DRC

The UN agency for children (UNICEF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday requested 268 million U.S. dollars to provide vital humanitarian aid to 6.3 million children in 2018. According to a statement by the agency, the call comes...

Libya’s High Council calls on Arab League to push UN peace plan

Libya's High Council of State on Tuesday called on the Arab League (AL) to stand firmly against those who obstruct the implementation of a UN-sponsored political agreement. Abdulrahman Swehli, the head of the council, accused "certain parties in the House...

Mozambique police probes suspected terrorist video on social media

The Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) said Tuesday that they have been doing everything they can to clarify the authenticity of a video footage of terrorists in Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In...

Jose Mario of Guinea-Bissau names new PM

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz named a new prime minister late Tuesday, appointing Augusto Antonio Artur Da Silva by decree after the previous PM resigned in a bid to end a political crisis. The new prime minister's first job will...
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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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