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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

15 dead, 40 injured in Egypt train crash

At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the official news agency MENA said, citing the transport ministry spokesman. Two passenger carriages separated from one...

Malian troop under investigation over alleged civilian executions

Mali’s government has said it is investigating accusations by an opposition party that the army kidnapped and executed seven civilians in the centre of the country last week. The opposition SADI party accused the army of executing the men, who...

Germany still investigating military helicopter crash in Mali

German officials investigating the deadly crash of a military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July remain focused on an aberration in the aircraft’s longitudinal control system, according to a report given to lawmakers. German defence State Secretary Markus Gruebel...

Kenya alerts farmers on outbreak of foot and mouth disease

Kenya has issued an alert on mouth and foot disease across the country to help curb its spread. Obadiah Nyaga, the director of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, urged Kenyans to report the outbreak of the contagious...

Defence walks out on Burkina Faso trial over failed 2015 coup

The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso came to a dramatic halt on Tuesday just hours after it opened when defence lawyers staged a walkout. Eighty-four defendants including two former close allies of ousted president Blaise...

Opposition Tanzanian MP gets 5 year jail term for ‘defaming’ president

A Tanzanian opposition member of Parliament was on Monday jailed for five months after he was convicted of delivering a hate speech against President John Magufuli. Michael Mteite, a Senior Resident Magistrate for the Mbeya Resident Magistrate's Court in southern...

Equatorial Guinea announce plan to open embassy in Tunisia

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo announced in Tunisia on Tuesday that his country will soon open its embassy in Tunis. He also announced an entry visa exemption for Tunisian citizens. The president is on his first state visit to...

South Africa’s parliament votes in favour of radical land reform

South Africa took a step on Tuesday to hasten the transfer of land from white to black owners when parliament backed a motion seeking to change the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation. The ruling African National Congress has...

419 scam, how to protect yourself

What is it? 419 is a form of “advance-fee” fraud. Measured by monetary losses, 419 fraud is the world’s most prevalent scam. The 419 scam originated in the early 1980s in Nigeria, and is named after a section of the country’s criminal...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa reshuffles cabinet appoints Nene finance minister

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office 11 days ago, announced a sweeping reshuffle Monday that included re-appointing Nhlanhla Nene, who was sacked by Jacob Zuma, as finance minister. Ramaphosa stamped his mark on the presidency with his choice...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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