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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

South Africa ‘highway rapist’ handed 32 life sentences

A Mozambican national dubbed the "Durban highway rapist" has been given 32 life sentences for 32 counts of rape, committed in South Africa between 2016 and 2019. In a final act of defiance, the serial rapist Moses Mavila turned to...

Car bomb explosion rocks South Africa, victim in hospital

A Russian man is said to be in critical condition after an explosive device, allegedly planted under the seat of his Range Rover, detonated in Cape Town, South Africa. Steenberg road between Oukaapseweg and Westlake drive Westlake area. Confirmed Russian...

Zambian politician charged with defaming president gets bail

A court in Zambia has charged leader of a small opposition party with defaming President Edgar Lungu, after he allegedly referred to the head of state as a dog. Chishimba Kambwili, who denied the charge and was released on bail,...

Police in Ethiopia ‘arrests’ opposition politician’s goats

The goats of an opposition politician in northern Ethiopia have been taken hostage as part of a ploy by local officials to get him to leave politics, the head of the Arena Tigray party has said. The 16 goats were...

George Weah’s CDC party wins the District 15 by-election

Candidate of Liberia ruling party the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won the re-run of the Montserrado County District #15 Representative by-election. CDC candidate Abu Bana Kamara pooled 49.2% of the votes against 38.9% for his opponent and All...

Residents of a slum in Rwanda capital decry forced relocation

Residents of a slum near a sought-after area of Rwanda’s capital have been told they must leave their homes by November and move into apartments that have been built on an estate on the outskirts of the city. Pudence Rubingisa,...

Sierra Leoneans sue gov’t say diamond mine polluted water

Sierra Leoneans living next to the country’s largest diamond mine are taking their government to West Africa’s regional court for failing to protect them from alleged environmental lapses by the company that runs it, a subsidiary of Octea Limited. The...

Toyota sign deal with Ivory Coast to site assembly plant

Ivory Coast’s government signed an agreement on Thursday with Toyota (7203.T) to build a vehicle assembly plant in the West African nation, the office of Ivorian PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly said in a statement. Faced with stagnant sales in developed...

Flash flood kills seven fans at a football match in Morocco

At least seven people watching a local football match in a southern Moroccan village have died in a flash flood that swept across the football field, the official MAP news agency said Thursday. Wednesday’s flash flood suddenly caused a nearby...

Botswana prepares for battle royale as key election looms

President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi has dissolved parliament as the country prepares for general elections in October 2019, privately owned Mmegi Online reports. The election is expected to be the toughest votes the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has faced...
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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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