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Benin soldiers seal off roads near ex-president’s home

Soldiers in Benin have sealed off the roads around the house of former President Thomas Boni Yayi, AFP news agency reports.The area close to his home, Cadjehoun, has attracted protesters angry with the way Sunday's legislative elections were conducted.Opposition...

Fighting rages overnight in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli, with neither side able to secure gains on the frontlines as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week. Haftar’s Libyan National Army...

Police clash with protesters in Cotonou, Benin in post-election violence

Security forces in Benin’s capital Cotonou on Thursday fired weapons to disperse crowds protesting against the exclusion of opposition parties from last Sunday’s parliamentary election.Hundreds of people have been protesting since Wednesday, burning tires and calling for President Patrice...

Scores feared dead in Ethiopia as rival groups clash

Officials in Ethiopia say women and children are amongst the victims of what are being described as "massacres" in the west of the country. The violence in Benishangul Gumuz region was reportedly carried out by organised militias from the neighbouring...

Court rejects Shell’s move to dismiss case brought by Ogoni 9 widows

A Dutch court said on Wednesday it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995.In a preliminary decision, judges at the Hague District...

Gambia signs oil exploration deal with BP

Gambia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a contract with BP to explore oil and gas off its coast. Minister of Petroleum and Energy Fafa Sanyang said BP would first carry out an environmental impact assessment at the A1...

Sudan protest group says military not serious about civilian handover

Sudan’s main protest group said on Tuesday the military does not seem serious about transferring power to civilians after ousting President Omar al-Bashir, as both sides appeared to harden their positions.Protesters and activists have been negotiating with the Transitional...

Ruling Algeria FLN party reinvents, names relatively young new leader

Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party has elected businessman Mohamed Djemai as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests.Bouteflika’s exit has not quieted protesters,...
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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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