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Sudan protesters begin two-day strike to pressure military

Sudanese workers began a national strike on Tuesday, leaving air and bus passengers stranded as protesters piled pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration.The leaders of an umbrella protest movement remain at loggerheads with army generals who...

Mob attack Ebola clinic in East Congo, loot, kill health worker

A mob in eastern Congo killed an Ebola health worker and looted a clinic, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, underscoring a breakdown in public trust that is hampering efforts to contain the deadly virus.Attacks on treatment centers by...

South African deputy president cleared of disrepute accusation

South Africa’s deputy president David Mabuza was sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday, after a week’s postponement for him to address accusations he brought the ruling African National Congress (ANC) into disrepute, the party said.The move clears...

Construction of Tanzania LNG plant to start in 2022

Tanzania expects a consortium of international oil companies to start building a long-delayed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in 2022, its energy minister said on Tuesday. Construction of an LNG export terminal near huge offshore natural gas discoveries in deep...

Sudan alliance pushes ahead with 2-day strike from Tuesday

Sudan’s alliance of opposition and protest groups said on Monday that it would push ahead with a general two-day strike starting on Tuesday, in an escalation of tensions with the ruling transitional military council over the move to democracy. Talks...

Eight Gambian ex-soldiers sentenced over coup plot

Eight former soldiers were sentenced on Monday for plotting to overthrow Gambia’s president Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor, the country’s Court Martial said. The soldiers were led by a former military aide to ex-president...

Malawi’s Peter Mutharika wins presidential vote with 38.57%

President Peter Mutharika won Malawi’s presidential election with 38.57% of votes, the electoral commission said on Monday, narrowly securing another five-year term after delays over suspected tampering.Voters in the southern African nation cast ballots for a president and parliament...

Nine illegal miners die after Zimbabwe mine collapse

At least nine illegal gold miners have died in Zimbabwe after they detonated explosives underground and were trapped at a mine owned by unlisted London-headquartered Metallon Corporation north of the capital Harare, the company said on Monday. Metallon put its...

Court acquits Sierra Leone FA boss Isha Johansen of graft

Two former heads of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) were cleared of corruption charges on Monday after a high-profile case that led to a bustup with FIFA.Ex-SLFA president Isha Johansen, a leading women's football entrepreneur, and former general...

France arrests 4, including an Algerian student over Lyon blast

French police have arrested a 24-year-old Algerian computer student suspected of planting a bomb in Lyon last week that wounded 13 people, authorities said on Monday. Three other people were also arrested in connection with the case, which is being...
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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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