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Madagascar president reject calls for resignation over protests

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday refused to yield to opposition demands that he resign from office, following eight days of anti-government protests in the capital. "I am president by the will of the Malagasy people. There are millions of...

UN official says western style of democracy not suitable for Africa

Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Abdalla Hamdok on said "The western style of democracy is not suitable for Africa." He made the statement on Saturday during an interview with a Chinese media Xinhua in...

Several killed as Boko Haram attack Maiduguri, Nigeria

At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the national emergency agency said, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month. Five suicide bombers were also killed...

Algeria worried about rise in illegal migrants as Europe tightens controls

Algeria expects to get more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, a senior official in the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday. A 2016 EU agreement with Turkey...

Opposition calls on Madagascar president to resign in election law dispute

Madagascar’s opposition called on Thursday for the president and prime minister to resign and said it would no longer negotiate in a deepening dispute over new election laws. Supporters of opposition politician Marc Ravalomanana, who served as president from 2002...

South Africa’s Semenya on spotlight again after new IAAF rule

Athletics’ new hyperandrogenism rule announced on Thursday has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya’s intimate details, which the middle-distance athlete has previously said caused her great distress and embarrassment. The double Olympic and triple world 800 meters...

Land rights: Liberians plan sit-in to pressure Weah

Chiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers while activists prepare for a sit-in protest in the nation’s capital as they push to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country. About 100 women marched...

UN council to vote Friday on Western Sahara talks

The UN Security Council is expected to vote Friday on a contentious US-drafted measure that would lay the groundwork for talks on settling the decades-old dispute over Western Sahara, diplomats said. The United States has presented a draft resolution that...

Facebook’s profits soar despite privacy scandal

Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy on privacy. Profit in the...

Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar returning after treatment in Paris

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, will return to Benghazi on Thursday, a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday, after he received medical treatment in Paris. Haftar had been in Paris for about two weeks, where...
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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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