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Monthly Archives: September, 2019

EU military convoy and US military base attacked in Somalia

Separate attacks hit a U.S. military base in the Somali town of Baledogle and an Italian military convoy in the Somali capital on Monday, a witness and a security source said. A Reuters journalist saw a seriously damaged armored vehicle...

Zimbabwe opposition leader mocks Mnangagwa’s UN address

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa mocked president Mnangagwa's address at the 74th United Nations General Assembly to thousands of empty seats. Chamisa was speaking at the party's 20th anniversary celebrations held at Rufaro Stadium in Harare. Mnangagwa emerged the butt of...

Dialogue to end Cameroon-Anglophone separatist crisis begins

Mark Bareta, a separatist leader who is very active on social media, was the one most open to dialogue and it was through him that invitations to the others were sent, Ewane said. But on Friday, Bareta announced that he...

E’ Guinea’s Obiang supercars rakes in $27m in Swiss auction

A collection of supercars confiscated from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president have been auctioned off in Switzerland. The cars were seized by Swiss authorities as part of an investigation into Teodorin Nguema Obiang. He is vice-president to his father, Teodoro...

Jailed ex-Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall gets presidential pardon

Senegal's president has pardoned the former mayor of the capital city Dakar, who was jailed for five years in 2018 on corruption charges. Khalifa Sall was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly embezzling $3 million (£2.4m) in public funds. But critics...

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodorin Obiang’s cars to be auctioned by Swiss

A collection of luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea's vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema will be auctioned off in Switzerland on Sunday and are estimated to bring in 18.5 million Swiss francs ($18.7 million). "This is an exceptional sale," Philip...

Benin rep. groans under the pangs of Nigerian border closure

Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. On August 19, President Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly closed Nigeria's borders to goods trade...

Finally Zimbabwe’s Mugabe buried in home village of Kutama

Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a prolonged discuss over his final resting place. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years from independence in 1980 is idolized by many for his...

Senegal’s record breaking mosque opens to worshipers

A majestic new mosque that took nearly a decade to build is held its first afternoon prayers today, Friday 27th, September, in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Billed as the largest mosque in West Africa, the building and its grounds have...

Abducted Zimbabwe doctor finally leaves for South Africa

The leader of Zimbabwe doctors' union who was abducted and allegedly tortured for leading a doctors strike left the country late Thursday for "urgent" treatment in South Africa. Dr. Peter Magombeyi, acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, had...
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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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