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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Liberian’s George Weah honours Arsène Wenger

Liberia's President George Weah has decorated former Arsenal football club manager Arsène Wenger with the country's highest honour at a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia.Wenger was Mr Weah's first European football coach and brought him to Monaco in...

DR Congo rejects outside support as key elections loom

Democratic Republic of Congo wades through obstacles both financial and logistical as it prepares for elections, just four months away, that will shape the future of one of the world most endowed countries.Organising elections among some 40 million voters...

Govt bars Equatorial Guinea MPs from foreign travels

Parliamentarians in Equatorial Guinea have been banned from travelling outside the country unless the trip is authorised by Vice-President Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the son of the president.A reporter with the AFP news agency obtained the letter which was...

Court hears Zimbabwean opposition appeal against election result

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will Wednesday hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud.The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling...

Morocco to reinstate compulsory military service for 19 – 25 year olds

Morocco’s ministerial council on Monday approved a draft law reinstating compulsory military service for young men and women for the first time since 2006, the Royal Cabinet said in a statement.“Female and male citizens aged between 19 and...

Russia and Central Africa Republic deepen military relations

The Central African Republic (CAR) has signed a military co-operation agreement with Russia, deepening relations less than a month after three Russian journalists were killed in the African nation.Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the deal would "help...

Mali top court confirms Keita’s election victory

Mali’s constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate.The decision clears the way for Keita to be inaugurated next month for a second five-year term,...

Ugandan police arrests an American who attacked hotel staff

Ugandan police are holding an American man who in video footage is seen attacking a hotel worker with punches and racial insults.Jimmy L. Taylor was arrested on Thursday after CCTV footage of the incident was posted on social media,...

One killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakers

Ugandan police say one person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who sustained injuries during detention.Five other protesters were injured Sunday as police tried to disperse a group of people who barricaded...

Islamists attack leaves at least 19 dead in northeast Nigeria

At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of the attack said.The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria’s efforts to...
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Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...
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