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Monthly Archives: October, 2018

South Africa minister ‘blackmailed over sex tape’

The spokesperson for South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said that "state security agents" hacked his phone and tried to blackmail him over the sexually explicit material that they found.The spokesperson later tweeted that someone from the...

Man arrested in South Africa for having sex with a cat

A South African man was arrested on Friday for alleged bestiality after his neighbour caught him naked and penetrating her pet cat.Prem Balram‚ for security firm Reaction Unit South Africa‚ said that the man’s neighbour had raised the alarm.“She...

MTN executive appointed prime minister in eSwatini

eSwatini’s King Mswati has appointed Ambrose Dlamini, chief executive of the local unit of telecoms group MTN, as new prime minister of the southern African kingdom, local media reported. Mswati is Africa’s last absolute monarch and has tight political control...

Two UN peacekeepers dead, 12 wounded in Mali attacks

The United Nations mission in Mali says armed men attacked a U.N. camp outside of Timbuktu killing at least two peacekeepers and wounding at least a dozen others.U.N. Mali mission spokeswoman Myriam Dessables said men in heavily armed vehicles...

Shiite religious sect loose 3 members after clash with soldiers in Abuja

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CnZf7vx5y4&w=560&h=315]Three members the Shiites religious sect were killed at Zuba a sub-urban of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory following  clash with Nigerian army on Saturday 27th October, 2018.Witnesses say trouble started when the Shiite procession encountered a troops of...

Zimbabwe president say no plan for Government of national unity

Zanu-PF has no plans for a Government of National Unity (GNU) with the opposition and is focused on implementing policies beneficial to Zimbabweans, the President has said.MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa has been clamouring for a GNU since he...

Businesses in Zimbabwe ditch bond notes for US dollars

In Zimbabwe, where an economic meltdown grows worse, businesses increasingly want payments to be made in U.S. dollars. The government has printed its own currency, called bond notes, for the past two years. But Zimbabweans are quickly losing confidence...

The violence that emptied an Angolan town of Congolese

Residents of Kapende, a Congolese neighbourhood in the Angolan town of Lucapa, scrawled messages on their homes to keep the looters away, but it did not work.    “Occupied”, “do not enter”, “home of an Angolan”: The writing remains visible...

Parliament confirms Sahle-Work Zewde as Ethiopia first female president

Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa's second most populous nation.In a unanimous vote, Ethiopian lawmakers picked career diplomat Sahle-Work...

AP investigation shows how hospitals imprison patients in Kenya

The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners — a “Centre of Excellence,” says the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.The...
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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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