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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Uganda pop star and government critic, Bobi Wine freed on bail

Robert Kyagulanyi, Ugandan singer-turned-politician popularly known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.Kyagulanyi and 33 others, including two fellow serving MPs, are facing treason charges in a case that has triggered an international...

Trump receives Kenyan president at the White House

President Donald Trump on Monday received president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at the White House, where the two leaders talked trade, security — and Trump’s accomplishments.Trump hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya is emerging from a period of election...

Ethiopia arrest deposed president of the Somali region

The former president of Ethiopia’s Somali region was arrested Monday, the state broadcaster ETV reported.The dismissal and arrest of Abdi Mohammed Omar, a well-known politician from the country’s eastern area, came after unrest in the Somali region’s capital, Jigjiga,...

Ghana proposes September 13 for Kofi Annan’s burial

Ghana’s president has proposed Sept. 13 as the date for the burial of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died Saturday in Switzerland at age 80.State-owned Radio Ghana reports that President Nana Akufo-Addo made the proposal to Annan’s...

DR Congo blocks candidacy of former warlord Bemba

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's candidacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming presidential elections was deemed "inadmissible" by the country's election commission on Friday, as opposition groups cried foul.The commission rejected the candidacy of Bemba, a rival to DR...

Nigeria invites Arsenal youngster Kelechi Nwakali to Super Eagles squad

Arsenal youngster Kelechi Nwakali has been included in an official Nigeria squad for the first time.The 20-year-old midfielder is on the books of Arsenal but has been loaned to Portuguese side Porto, where he is set to play with...

Court rejects opposition challenge to Zimbabwe election results

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has unanimously dismissed a bid by the largest opposition coalition to annul the results of last month's presidential election, which gave a victory to incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa.Chief Justice Luke Malaba said on Friday that the Movement for Democratic...

Chadian new rebel group attack soldiers at Libya border

Rebels in northern Chad attacked government forces this week at the border with Libya, the fighters and two military sources said on Friday, although the government denied an attack had taken place.A fledgling rebel movement, the Military Command...

Missing oil tanker docks in Togo after suspected hijacking

A tanker with 19 crew members on board has docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a week in a suspected hijacking off the West African coast, the crew’s agency said on Friday.The Ialkani...

Ex-Ghanaian president, Mahama to seek re-election in 2020

Former Ghanaian President John Mahama's decision to make a fresh bid for the presidency does not come as a surprise.He gave a strong indication of his desire to seek re-election by organising "unity walks" to heal the divisions...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

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...
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