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Monthly Archives: January, 2019

Congo top court rejects challenge to poll result, leaders congratulate Tshisekedi

Two African presidents have congratulated Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi for winning last month's presidential poll, this follows the backing of Congo's top court, which ruled opposition challenge inadmissible.As Tshisekedi’s supporters celebrated the ruling in the...

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African nation’s U.N. mission and the United Nations said. The...

Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas on Sunday at several hundred protesters and chased them down side streets, a Reuters witness said, as anti-government protests entered their second month.Near daily demonstrations set off by a worsening economic crisis have...

Chad, Israel renews diplomatic ties after 47 years

Chad and Israel have renewed diplomatic ties in what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described as "a partnership... to forge a prosperous and secure future for our countries".His comments came during a brief visit to Chad where he...

Zimbabweans detained in hundreds as UN denounce crackdown on protesters

The government has said three people died during the unrest that broke out on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised fuel prices by 150 percent.Lawyers and activists say the toll was much higher and that security forces used...

Congo DR rejects African Union call to postpone poll result

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected a call from the African Union (AU) for the announcement of the presidential election results to be suspended. The AU has said it has serious doubts about the integrity of...

Doctors say 68 treated for gunshot wounds in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean doctors said on Thursday they had treated nearly 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices. Zimbabwe Police officers are seen driving along the...

Canadian kidnapped at a mining site in Burkina Faso

A Canadian man was kidnapped in an area of Burkina Faso that the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, the African country’s top security official said on Wednesday. A dozen gunmen abducted the man around 1945...

ICC judges reject prosecution plea to keep Gbagbo in jail

The International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Calling the prosecution case “exceptionally weak”, the judges said Gbagbo...

Scores battered, arrested as Zimbabwe police crack down on protests

Scores of Zimbabwean civilians including a prominent activist were detained and charged with public violence on Wednesday and others were beaten, lawyers and witnesses said, pointing to a heavy crackdown on dissent by security forces.After two days of protests...
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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"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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