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Protest rocks Nigeria’s NDDC over handover and tenure elongation

Protest rocked the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Friday, over the transfer of power to the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Mene Derek, by Nsima Udo Ekere, the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa...

South Sudan’s Kiir chides officers for diverting foods meant for soldiers

Soldiers in South Sudan are hungry and unhealthy because their superiors are pilfering food to sell on local markets, President Salva Kiir said on Thursday. Having only gained independence in 2011, South Sudan’s military has been embroiled in civil conflict...

Sudanese protest against al Bashir claims one more dead

Protests raged across Sudanese cities on Thursday and another demonstrator died in the most widespread rallies of anti-government unrest that began last month.The 24-year-old man died from his wounds in Omdurman, a city across the Nile from the...

DR Congo new leader sworn in, in 1st peaceful power transfer

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo’s president Thursday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced plans for the release of all political prisoners.The 55-year-old...

Congo’s Kabila, call for unity on eve of leaving presidency.

With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to “massively” support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to...

Zimbabwe music legend Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has died. He passed away this afternoon at the Avenues Hospital in Harare. He was 66.Mtukudzi has been battling ill health for quite some time and had to cancel a number of musical bookings...

Ex Nigeria international, 2 brothers jailed for charity fraud in UK

Ex-footballers Efe Sodje, 46, and Stephen Sodje, 43, and ex-rugby player Bright Sodje, 52, were found guilty and jailed for the fraud in 2017.The case can only be reported now following the conclusion of a separate trial involving former...

France and Italy spar over colonization, poverty in Africa

Luigi Di Maio, Italy's deputy prime minister, blamed France for creating poverty in Africa, thereby causing people to migrate to Europe. Italy's new government has frequently clashed with France on migration and foreign policy.France's foreign ministry on Monday summoned...

Felix Tshisekedi’s Inauguration as Congo DR president postponed

The inauguration of Felix Tshisekedi as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo planned for Tuesday has been postponed, may now happen on Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende did not give reasons for the delay, but said the inauguration...

South Africa rejected Zimbabwe’s $1.2bn loan request

South Africa has disclosed that it turned down a request from Zimbabwe for an emergency loan of $1.2bn (£932m) in December. Treasury spokesman Jabulani Sikhakhane said South Africa did not have "that kind of money". Zimbabwe's government had hoped to use...
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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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