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Nigeria announce cut in pomp price to encourage voters to travel

Nigeria minister of information announced on Wednesday that fuel suppliers have cut the price of petrol to encourage people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday after the poll was delayed by a week. The electoral commission announced...

Rape victim cries out: ‘I Want All my rapists arrested’

Babalwa says she has been raped many times. Despite laying charges and even getting to court, the cases against her assailants have never gone anywhere.One case, which she opened in 2006, was struck off the court roll. She says...

Museveni gets Uganda ruling party backing for a 6th term bid

The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years.Museveni, 74, has held office since 1986 when...

Mali security forces free official held by jihadists

A senior government official and a journalist abducted by suspected jihadists in Mali have been freed, a security source told AFP on Tuesday.Makan Doumbia, the prefect of Tenenkou commune in central Mali, "was freed Monday thanks to an action...

Kenyan father who tried to smuggle baby out of hospital gets suspended sentence

A man arrested for trying to smuggle his baby out of a hospital in Kenya because he could not afford to pay the $500 (£387) bill has escaped a jail sentence. Boniface Murage, 22, instead received a suspended three-month sentence,...

U.S. congressman blames Buhari for delay in Nigeria election

The immediate past Chairman of the United States House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Representative Chris Smith, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari over the delay in conducting 2019 general election.In a statement issued yesterday, he said: "Responsibility...

Two policemen killed in blast in Cairo

Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing exploded in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said. According to the ministry, security forces were...

Semenya accuses IAAF of breach of regulations at CAS hearing

Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing on Monday where she is fighting for her athletics future.The South African 800-metres double Olympic champion is seeking to overturn...

Five candidates running in Senegal’s presidential election

Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates. Sall is widely expected to win a second term, after the country’s two best-known opposition...

Deported by Israel rejected by Niger – Tale of man holed up in Ethiopia airport

A Niger national who was expelled from Israel has been stuck at the international airport in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, since November after his home country refused to take him back. "I have been staying here at the airport under...
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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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