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Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Liberia’s Weah declares 2 universities tuition free

Students of the University of Liberia (UL) and the Tubman University (TU) in Maryland County have all reasons to smile as President George Weah yesterday declared both public universities in the country tuition-free.Amid a thunderous applause in the auditorium...

Ten killed in fresh fighting in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

Heavy fighting between Cameroon’s army and separatist rebels killed at least 10 people, the two sides said on Wednesday, in the deadliest clash since President Paul Biya won a seventh term earlier this week. The conflict between Anglophone separatists who...

Scores reported killed in rival clashes in Somaliland region

Fighting between clans in Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people, a witness at the scene and an official in neighbouring Puntland said on Tuesday. “There has been fierce clan fighting yesterday and today. Over 50 people...

Bribe or not? Cameroon to build mansion for election judge Clement Atangana

Cameroon’s government has issued a public tender for the construction of a new residence for the president of the Constitutional Council, the same legal body that just two days ago announced the re-election of long-time President Paul Biya.The timing...

Mugabe son-in-law granted bail in kidnapping case

Former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law, Simba Chikore, who is accused of unlawfully detaining a former Zimbabwe Airways employee Ms Bertha Zakeyo during a dispute, appeared in court yesterday.Chikore had surrendered himself to police in the company of his lawyer...

Seven Ethiopian die trying to sail to South Africa

Seven Ethiopian migrants drowned after a boat carrying 13 people capsized off the coast of Tanzania while en route to South Africa, Tanzanian police said on Tuesday.Tanga Regional Police Commander Edward Bukombe said the boat went down early on...

Appeal court in US revives Nestle child slavery lawsuit

A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit by a group of former child slaves accusing the U.S. unit of Nestle SA (NESN.S), the world’s largest food maker, and Cargill Co of perpetuating child slavery at Ivory...

Ghana Kwame Nkuruma university shut after students riots

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Knust) has been shut down and students ordered to leave the institution following violent protests on Monday.The trouble started at Knust, which is in the country's second city Kumasi, last Friday...

Dead victim’s cellphone links S. Africa businessman to bloody mosque attack

A dead woman’s cellphone - and the pulsing electronic trail it left behind - became the lone strand of evidence which linked her businessman husband to the bloody Verulam mosque attack‚ a dramatic dungeon kidnapping and a spate of...

Deadly armed attack stalls containment of Ebola outbreak

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended.“It will be...
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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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