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Monthly Archives: November, 2019

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to run for a third term if Gbagbo competes

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two...

Ali Bongo’s spokesman detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown

The spokesman for Gabonese President Ali Bongo was transferred to the capital’s main prison on Friday, his lawyer said, one of eight people held in custody under a new anti-corruption drive.Bongo has vowed to crack down on graft since...

DR Congo buries 27 victims killed by rebels as anger mounts

The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for failing to stop attacks.Mourners gathered in...

President Geingob takes early lead in Namibia vote count

Partial results from Wednesday's election in Namibia suggest that incumbent President Hage Geingob is on course to win, but with a significant drop in support compared to the previous election.With the votes in half of the constituencies in Namibia...

Fired Zimbabwe state doctors reject government offer to return to work

Zimbabwe state doctors who were fired recently for strike action have rejected a government offer to return to work in 48 hours, their union said on Friday.The doctors went on strike on Sept.3 to protest against poor wages, in...

Arsenal sacks Unai Emery, Freddie Ljungberg steps in

After weeks of a dreadful run of form and the perception that the side lacks a clear plan, Arsenal has finally parted company with head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team. Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board and...

Court dismisses ex-President Zuma’s bid to appeal

Former South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has failed in his legal bid to get a decision on whether or not he should face trial for corruption taken to the Supreme Court.Reports say that Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed Zuma’s leave...

Islamic State affiliate in Mali claims responsibility for French helicopter crash

An Islamic State group affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week in Mali, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest...

Algerian anti-election protesters vote with their feet

Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard.Candidates have been loudly heckled during rare and...

Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party

Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law on Thursday to dissolve the former ruling party and repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behavior under ex-president Omar al-Bashir, the justice minister said.The two measures responded to key demands...
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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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