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Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Odinga dares Kenyan authority with planned ‘presidential oath’

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Kenyan authority and Uhuru Kenyatta's election. Odinga challenged the result of the original August vote...

3 soldiers killed by gunman in north Mali as security worsens

Gunmen killed at least three Malian soldiers in an attack on a military post in the northeast on Sunday, security sources and a local official said, capping a week of violence that has stoked concerns about worsening security in...

Egypt arrest 3 men accused of attacking ex-anti-corruption watchdog

Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of three men pending an investigation into an attack on a former anti-corruption watchdog chief, state news agency MENA said late on Sunday. The men were charged with thuggery, robbery and destruction of...

Libyan air force attacks terrorist stronghold in eastern city

Libyan eastern-based army air force on Saturday attacked terrorist sites in the eastern city of Derna. "The air force targeted sites and observatories of terrorist groups in Bukhtal farms in southern Derna." Media office of the Libyan army's Omar al-Mukhtar...

3 dead from fighting in southern Libya

Three persons died in retaliatory tribal fighting on Sunday in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, a source from the Security Directorate of Sabha told newsmen on Sunday. "Three people were killed as a result of reprisals between the Awlad...

At least 14 Malian soldiers killed in attack on army camp

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday killed at least 14 soldiers in central Mali, an area targeted by a growing wave of attacks by Islamist militants, when they overran a military camp early on Saturday, two army officers said. West Africa’s arid...

Corruption could cost Africa $100B annually: AU

African countries could be losing 100 billion U.S. dollars annually through corruption, a senior African expert said on Saturday. Speaking on the sidelines of the 30th AU Summit in Ethiopia, Emmanuel Nnadozie, executive secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation...

Zimbabwe economy to grow up to 6% in 2018

Zimbabwe’s economy could grow by up to 6 percent this year, more than an initial forecast of 4.5 percent, due to the reforms being pursued by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, the finance minister told a state-owned newspaper. Mnangagwa, who came...

South Sudan waives registration fees for aid groups for a year

South Sudan has set aside temporarily the amount of money it charges foreign and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to encourage groups to come in and help with a humanitarian crisis, a senior government official said. The government and the United...

Equatorial Guinea vows to ‘protect’ exiled Gambian leader

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will "protect" former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African...
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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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