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Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Internet shut down a day after DR Congo presidential vote

The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election.Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu's campaign team accused the government of ordering the shut down to avoid broadcasting their...

Burkina Faso declares state of emergency in north following attacks

Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces, a government spokesman said on Monday, as Islamist groups intensify attacks in areas bordering Mali. Security has deteriorated in the West African country as jihadists seek to increase...

Moroccan police arrests Swiss-Spanish national in murder of 2 tourists

A dual Swiss-Spanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists. The man, who has not been named, was detained in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans "to carry out terrorist...

Vote counting begins in DR Congo, after polling beset by delays

DR Congo’s election officials began counting ballots Sunday evening, although many polling stations stayed open into the night to make up for lengthy delays in voting.Numerous problems hampered voting across the country, marring the presidential election the country...

Oscar Pistorius feeding souls with Bible readings and vegetable garden

Former athlete Oscar Pistorius, who still has to serve at least five years behind bars for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is trying to offer meaning and hope to fellow prisoners by sharing Christianity.His father, Henke Pistorius, told The Times...

Ravalomanana cries foul after Rajoelina declared winner of Madagascar poll

Ravalomanana and the man who ousted him in a 2009 coup, Rajoelina — had previously said they would accept the outcome of the vote, raising hopes of a peaceful outcome and no repeat of the political chaos seen nearly...

Armed group from Chad attack forces loyal to Haftar killing one

A Chadian armed group attacked a military camp of forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in southern Libya on Thursday, killing one fighter, a local official and a spokesman for Haftar said. After the toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi...

Ten Burkina Faso police officers killed in ambush

Ten police officers were killed and three wounded in an ambush in northwestern Burkina Faso on Thursday, the west African country's security ministry said."The toll is 10 officers who have lost their lives and three wounded," the ministry said...

Ebola fears force election delay in 3 DR Congo cities

Parts of Congo where there are fears of a widespread Ebola outbreak will not be able to vote until March. The area is also a stronghold of support for the opposition to longtime strongman Joseph Kabila.Congolese police fired teargas...

France drop probe into ex Rwanda leader Habyarimana plane shooting

French judges have dropped a long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana. His death in 1994 was a trigger of the genocide. A French inquiry began four years later at the request...
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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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