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Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Broadcasters forced off air as Odinga take symbolic oath

Kenyan authorities suspended television and radio stations on Tuesday as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga watched him take a symbolic presidential oath in a Nairobi park in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Security forces made no move...

Opposition supporters besiege Nairobi for Odinga ‘swearing in’ ceremony

More than two thousand supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered on Tuesday in a Nairobi park where he was due to take the presidential oath in an act of protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenyatta was sworn in...

Amnesty says Nigerian air force killed dozens in attacks on Adamawa villages

Nigeria’s air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. Residents of the villages described being fired upon by a fighter jet...

Gambia feeling the pressure from returnee migrants

Jobless, restless and frustrated, 24-year-old Saikou Jammeh persuaded his father to sell the family home and give up his life savings to pay for the journey from Gambia to Europe. Jammeh saw no future for himself in Gambia, a tiny...

Liberia’s Weah cuts own salary, decries poor economy

Liberia’s newly sworn-in President George Weah pledged to cut his own salary by a quarter on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my...

African Union warns against rush to elections in Libya

Libya should not rush into holding elections as part of U.N.-led efforts to end years of conflict and division in the North African nation, a senior African Union official said on Monday. The United Nations has said it wants to...

China denies report it hacked African Union headquarters

China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published Friday in Le Monde, quoting anonymous AU sources, reported that...

3 children killed in Libya’s Benghazi by unexploded cannon

Three children were killed in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday by unexploded ordnance in the city. "Unexploded ordnance killed three children when they were playing near the social security building," Benghazi's Joint Central Security Chamber said in...

Imo State REC rallies INEC staffers ahead of 2019 election

When Prof. Chukwuemeka Francis Ezeonu was appointed to man INEC Imo State office as the Resident Electoral Commissioner, in July 2017; the distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology came prepared, not just from the world of books, research...

Aggrieved bidder accuse Zimbabwe election body of ‘impropriety

A company helping to produce a new voter roll for Zimbabwe has accused the election commission of “impropriety” in its handling of tenders, potentially tarnishing the credibility of a poll meant to usher in a new era of transparency...
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Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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