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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

Mugabe snubs Zimbabwean parliament again

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe failed to appear before parliament for the second time on Monday to clarify a statement he made in 2016 that Zimbabwe could have been prejudiced of 15 billion U.S. dollars through diamond revenue leakages. The...

Libyan factions agree to hold elections on Dec 10

Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, an advisor to Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj said following a meeting in Paris. Taher al-Sonni said in a tweet that four parties gathered at...

10 persons including children beheaded by Islamists in Mozambique

Ten people including children were beheaded in a village in northern Mozambique in a weekend attack blamed on suspected Islamists, local sources said on Tuesday. The attack occurred in Monjane, a village not far from Palma, a small town gearing...

Mali’s Boubacar Keita says he is seeking re-election

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will run for re-election in July, his office said on its Twitter account Monday. The 73-year-old leader had been widely expected to seek a second five-year term in the troubled Sahel nation. The election is set...

Doubts cloud start of Libya peace talks in Paris

Rival Libyan leaders vying for influence in the fractured and war-scarred country meet in Paris on Tuesday for a major peace conference seen as a risky French-backed push for a political settlement in the country. Many analysts are sceptical that...

Sierra Leone militia set to be freed after completing jail term

Former Sierra Leone militia leader to walk free Monday, after serving a 15-year sentence, the first to complete a term imposed for crimes in the country's civil war, a UN court said. The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone "has...

Anger in Burundi over French’s donkey gift

Burundi's agriculture ministry has ordered the quarantine of 10 donkeys that were donated to a central village through French funding, sparking a debate over the subliminal message behind the gift. The donkeys, bought in Tanzania, were given to residents of...

Malian who climbed 4 floors to save child to get French citizenship

A Malian migrant who saved a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor Paris balcony after scaling the building with his bare hands was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and offered citizenship. Two days after his daring Spiderman-style...

UN Mission in Libya says headquarters not closed by gunmen

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday denied reports that its headquarters in the capital Tripoli had been closed by gunmen. "The reports about the closure of the mission's headquarters by gunmen are totally untrue," the UNSMIL's...

Egypt detains former Sisi supporter turned opposition

Egypt’s state security prosecutors ordered on Sunday that a prominent opposition leader, Hazim Abdelazim, be detained for 15 days pending investigation over joining an illegal organization and publishing false news, a judicial source said. Egypt has in recent weeks arrested...
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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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