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Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Embattled Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille resigns

Cape Town's Mayor Patricia De Lille has resigned after almost a year of public squabbling with her own Democratic Alliance (DA) party.She will no longer face a disciplinary hearing in public and the DA has dropped all charges against...

Exiled opposition leader Katumbi return to DR Congo blocked

Exiled DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who is seeking to return to contest elections, will be refused entry to the country, Ghislain Robert Lubara, mayor of his former stronghold of Lubumbashi, said Thursday.The former governor of the mineral-rich...

Mali presidential vote set for a repeat of 2013 run-off vote

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will face opposition figure Soumaila Cisse in a run-off vote on August 12 after neither secured more than 50 percent in the first round of the presidential election, an official said late Thursday.In Sunday's...

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa demands ‘proper, verified’ results as Mnangagwa is declared winner

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday said the country’s electoral commission should release “proper and verified” results of the first national election since Robert Mugabe left office.The commission earlier declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner of the...

Russian journalists killed in CAR investigated mercenaries and mining

Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday. The reporters were ambushed and killed outside the town of Sibut late Monday, according to local...

Ex-Ethiopian PM meets with Colonel Mengistu in Harare

The former Ethiopian dictator Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam has met with Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Wednesday. The surprise meeting between Hailemariam, who was Ethiopia’s Prime Minister until he resigned in April 2018, and Mengistu...

Congo Brazzaville lifts arrest warrant against militia head

A representative for a rebel group says the Republic of Congo has removed arrest warrants for Frederic Bintsamou and two of his lieutenants. Philippe Ane said Tuesday this is an important step toward implementing a cease-fire agreement signed last year...

Jean-Pierre Bemba: From convicted warlord to exonerated hero of Congo

Former Congolese warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s journey from convicted war criminal to a hero with his convictions overturned mirrors the volatility in the troubled heart of Africa. When the news of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s arrival home on Wednesday broke, the crowd outside...

Four soldiers killed in an ambush, in Mali’s central region

Mali’s defense ministry says at least four soldiers have been killed in an attack by armed men in the central Segou region. Defense Minister Tiena Coulibaly says the gunmen ambushed the convoy Tuesday. No group has claimed responsibility, but the...

Zimbabwe troops kill 3, as deadly protest rock Harare

Soldiers and police fired live rounds, water cannons and tear gas at furious protesters who threw rocks and burned vehicles Wednesday in Zimbabwe’s capital, dashing the optimism of an election that the country hoped would set it on a...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

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"...
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