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Monthly Archives: May, 2019

Islamic militants kill 15 in Mozambique

Armed Islamist militants have killed at least 15 people in the central Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, local newspaper Opais reports.The incident occurred when a group of militants, locally known as al-Shabab but not known to be affiliated with...

Malawi opposition leader petitions court to nullify results

The Malawi opposition leader who placed a close second in the presidential election said Friday he has petitioned the High Court to nullify the results, calling them “daylight robbery.”Lazarus Chakwera spoke to reporters as President Peter Mutharika in his...

Congolese pay tribute to late opposition leader

Tens of thousands of Congolese are descending on a stadium in the capital to pay their respects to the late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.The 84-year-old died in Belgium two years ago, but the regime in power in Congo...

Sudan military rulers say protest site threatens stability

Tens of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators converged on central Khartoum on Thursday night demanding civilian rule amid increasing tensions with the country's military rulers who accused a protest encampment of threatening stability.The protest, which followed a two-day strike...

Etienne Tshisekedi’s body returns to Congo 2 years after death

The body of Congo’s longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return.Thousands of people came...

DR Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in a shootout in the Ebola zone

Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo’s Ebola zone, the army said. The shootout took place in a village near the city of...

General Dagalo growing political clout worries Sudan protesters

Six weeks after a coup d’etat in Sudan, high-profile military leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo is evolving into an increasingly influential political force.The involvement of so powerful a military chief in politics could undermine efforts to create a democracy...

Mozambique seeks $3.2b to recover from cyclones

Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds dead, raising alarm about the effects of climate change on coastal...

African continental free trade pact comes into effect

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement legally came into effect at midnight, but the countries that have signed up have until July to work out the details of how it will work. It is only from then that we'll start...

Caster Semenya takes case to Switzerland Supreme Court

Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to appeal a Court of Arbitration ruling against her.AFP reports that the South Africn athlete has lodged an appeal in Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court after losing her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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