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Monthly Archives: May, 2019

Crack in Sudan protest group as opposition Islamist party backs army

With talks suspended between protest leaders and Sudan's military over a transfer of power to civilian rule, Islamist movements are backing the army in the hope it will keep sharia law in place.Islamist parties stayed on the sidelines during...

Madagascar goes to polls for parliamentary election

Madagascar holds parliamentary elections Monday in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana.Beaten to the top job in December, Ravalomanana has been everywhere to...

Islamist kill 4 in Burkina Faso church

Gunmen burst into a church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday and shot dead four people, a security source said - at least the fourth attack on Christians in the past month. Other worshippers were wounded in the assault on...

Libya’s Haftar rejects Tripoli ceasefire, dismiss UN-led talks

Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya, according to an interview published by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. Haftar’s Libyan National...

Algeria to stop Total acquisition of Anadarko assets

Algeria will block Total from acquiring Anadarko’s assets in Algeria, energy minister Mohamed Arkab told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on Sunday. Occidental Petroleum has agreed to sell Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South...

Asamoah Gyan named ‘general captain’ Ghana Black Stars

Ghana's football star Asamoah Gyan has been given a new title after he was stripped of the team captain role for the national team. Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, named Gyan "general captain", because of his seniority in the team. Andre...

S. Africa’s female team to get same pay with men

South Africa's women's football team - Banyana Banyana - will for the first time earn the same amount of bonuses as the men's team when they take part in the Fifa World Cup in June, the boss of the...

Senegal set to build West Africa first big wind farm

Senegal started importing turbines for its first large-scale wind farm on Thursday, the biggest such project in West Africa that will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power. Privately-owned British renewable power company Lekela expects the wind farm, located...

Rockets hit Rixos hotel in Libyan capital

Rockets hit a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, early on Friday in an attack the internationally recognized government blamed on eastern forces trying to capture the city. The interior ministry published pictures of a damaged room at the Rixos...

Libya coast guard rescues 290 migrants off eastern coast of Tripoli

Libya’s coast guard rescued 290 migrants clinging to inflatable rafts on Friday in two operations near the capital Tripoli, a naval forces spokesman said. The western coast of Libya is the main departure point of hundreds of thousands of migrants...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...

Rwanda says French government ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwanda government concludes.The...

Malawi labour minister fired over Covid funds misuse

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds.The...
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