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Monthly Archives: September, 2018

Rwanda criminalize cartoons that ‘humiliate’ officials

Drawing cartoons or producing writing that “humiliates” a government official is now a criminal offense in Rwanda, a new law says.Journalists say the law that took effect on Thursday will greatly affect work that is meant to hold public...

Thousands march in Ouagadougou in protest against Burkina leader

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, the first major protest against the leadership of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore."No to insecurity, terrorism, to corruption, to unemployment," chanted the protesters in...

UN sets December for talks on Western Sahara conflict

The United Nations has invited Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front to talks in December on ending their decades-old conflict over Western Sahara, diplomats said Saturday.UN envoy Horst Koehler, a former president of Germany and ex-director of the International...

Leaders of DR Congo’s opposition warn of rigging risk ahead of December poll

Congo’s opposition leaders warned thousands of supporters at a rally in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday of what they say are moves by the government to steal the presidential election in December, when Joseph Kabila is due to step...

Activist gets 2-years jail term in Egypt for spreading ‘false news’

An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticizing the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment and over poor living conditions, her lawyer said. Amal...

Ethiopia revokes Land leased for Saudi billionaire, others

Ethiopian officials have revoked land leases in Addis Ababa that were held by dozens of investors, including Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi.A total of 412.6 hectares of land have been returned to the Addis Ababa Land Bank and...

Kenyan tea workers sue Unilever for failing to protect them

Tea workers in Kenya have filed a case against multi-national company Unilever in the UK's Supreme Court for allegedly failing to protect them during the violence that followed the 2007 elections in which over 1,000 people were killed.They say...

Chamisa slams Mnangagwa land offer to Trump as an attempt to buy legitimacy

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader, Nelson Chamisa, has reportedly criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he offered US President Donald Trump a piece of land in Victoria Falls to build a state of the art golf...

Kabila says MONUSCO inactive, call for withdrawal from DR Congo

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has called on UN peacekeepers to leave his country, lambasting two decades of inaction. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Kabila vowed to "oppose any interference in the electoral process under way" stating...

Kenyan TV journalist wanted for testimony in a murder case

Detectives in Kenya were on Wednesday looking for television journalist Jacque Maribe as investigations into the murder of a woman last week in Nairobi's Kilimani neighbourhood gathered steam.Ms Maribe is the fiancée of Mr Joseph Irungu, the prime suspect...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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