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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Korean, 3 Filipinos workers kidnapped in Libya

An unidentified armed group kidnapped three Filipinos and one Korean working as technicians at a water plant in south eastern Libya, an official said on Friday. The group also kidnapped several Libyan workers in the morning raid at the Al-Hassouna...

Uganda and DR Congo clash on Lake Edward

Seven people died, including four Ugandan soldiers, in clashes on Lake Edward between forces from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, according to a Congolese official quoted by the AFP news agency. Lake Edward straddles the border between the...

U.S condemns effort to extend South Sudan president’s term

The United States on Thursday condemned a bill proposed by South Sudan’s government that would extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years. “The draft bill undermines ongoing peace talks with opposition groups and civil society,” a State Department official,...

Algeria says no pressure to send troops to Mali, Niger

Algerian official on Thursday denied the existence of external pressure to force the country to militarily interfere beyond its border, including in Mali and Niger, to track down terrorism. In an interview with the Algerian national radio, Minister of Foreign...

Libya calls for speedy deportation of illegal migrants

Libya's UN-backed Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala on Thursday called for speedy repatriation of illegal immigrants from Libya to their countries of origins. Sayala made his remarks during a meeting with William Swing, director general of International Organization for Migration (IOM),...

Fighting between Somalia’s al Shabaab and local militias leave 17 dead

At least 17 people have been killed in fighting between militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group and clan militias in the country’s central semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, residents and the group said on Thursday. Somali state-run Radio Muqdisho reported on...

Sierra Leone’s ex-VP, another ex-official arrested for corruption

Two former top officials in Sierra Leone were arrested on Thursday, the country’s anti-corruption chief said, under a sweeping crackdown on graft by new President Julius Maada Bio’s government. Anti-Corruption Commission head Francis Ben Kaifala said Victor Foh, ex-President Ernest...

ICC issues arrest warrant for Libyan militant

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued a second arrest warrant for a senior commander of an armed group in Libya. Mahmoud al-Werfalli is accused of war crimes for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners. Mr Werfalli commands a unit...

China opens free trade zone in Djibouti

The first phase of a Chinese-built Free Trade Zone - billed as Africa's largest - opens today in Djibouti. The nearly 50 sq km (31 sq miles) zone will house manufacturing and warehouse facilities, an export-processing area and a services...

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini opposes South Africa land reform

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has told thousands of his subjects at a traditional royal gathering, known as Imbizo, that he will not allow the South African government to take away land from him. The king is opposed to a recommendation...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...

Rwanda says French government ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwanda government concludes.The...

Malawi labour minister fired over Covid funds misuse

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds.The...
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