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Monthly Archives: November, 2019

Gabon arrest 8 in a crackdown on corruption

Oil-rich Gabon has detained eight people for theft and money laundering following a crackdown on corruption, the prosecutor for the capital Libreville said Thursday.“Eight people have been placed in preventive detention,” Andre Patrick Roponat said, adding that they were...

Ghana grants 126 people from diaspora citizenship

As part of Ghana's celebration of the "year of return", the country has granted citizenship to 126 people from the diaspora who have been living in Ghana for many years, a statement from the presidency says.Marking 300 years since...

African migrants among 20 killed in attacks on Yemen this week

African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states in search of a...

Haftar forces warplanes attack Chadian forces near southwest oilfields

East Libya-based forces said their warplanes had attacked targets near oilfields in the southwest of the country on Thursday after fighting in the area briefly shut one field.Mi-35 attack helicopters had struck at Chadian forces preparing to attack Sharara...

Jihadist crisis puts pressure on Mali political class

As Mali's gruelling jihadist conflict grinds on, many say military forces cannot be expected to do all the heavy lifting, and the country's fractured political class has to help.The country's problems are as much about poverty, ethnic divisions and...

Trains service disrupted after fire incident in Cape Town station

A number of motor coaches and passenger coaches were destroyed in a fire at the Cape Town Railway Station in the early hours of Thursday morning.According to Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson of Cape Town Fire and Rescue, the City's Fire...

Man claimed tortured in Uganda because he was Rwandan

The frosty relationship between Uganda and Rwanda continues to rear it's ugly head at every turn, sadly poor innocent citizens of these countries are the ones bearing the brunt of the broken relationship.Recently two Ugandans were killed on the...

Haftar forces regain control of 70k bpd El Feel oilfield

Eastern Libyan forces said on Wednesday they had driven armed groups from Libya’s 70,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) El Feel Oil Field, where production was halted after a rival group took control of it.The National Oil Corporation said earlier on Wednesday that...

French defence minister visits Mali days after 13 soldiers died in helicopter crash

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly arrived in northern Mali on Wednesday, two days after a helicopter collision killed 13 French soldiers fighting jihadist militants linked to the Islamic State group.Monday’s crash on a moonless night led to the heaviest...

Fresh rebel attack leaves 19 dead in DR Congo troubled region

Nineteen people have died in the latest rebel attack near the city of Beni, where outraged residents this week stormed a United Nations base to demand protection, the U.N. said Wednesday.The attack in Oicha, about 30 kilometers (18 miles)...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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