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Monthly Archives: November, 2019

Egypt military court sentences Hisham Ashmawy to death

An Egyptian military court Wednesday condemned a high-profile Islamist militant, Hisham Ashmawy, to death by hanging over his alleged involvement in terror attacks, the army said.Ashmawy was convicted for his role in 14 "crimes" including a deadly firefight with...

Guinea-Bissau president looses as vote heads to runoff between two ex-PMs

Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commission says two former prime ministers have advanced to a runoff presidential election in the West African country next month.The commission announced Wednesday that Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo will contest the Dec. 29 runoff...

Migrants raft fails in Mediterranean, 4 dead, 16 missing

Four migrants have died and up to 16 more are missing after trying to cross into Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said on Wednesday.Rescuers saved 58 people from the raft, which was found drifting...

Black boxes from crashed French military helicopters found in Mali

French investigators have found the “black boxes” from the debris of this week’s fatal French military helicopter crash and authorities will soon start examining them, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.The crash occurred late Monday during an operation against...

Scores of Rwandans arrested in Uganda close to border

About 200 people, most of them Rwandans, have been arrested in western Uganda in what the authorities say is a clamp-down on illegal entries into the country.Local media report that most of those held were released after screening but...

Namibia heads to polls to test ruling party’s grip on power

Namibians head to the polls on Wednesday for a general election in which resentment stoked by economic hardship and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.The sparsely populated nation -- where the Namib desert stretches along 1,500...

Massive protest against Condé in Guinea

Nearly a million Guineans turned up in Conakry on Tuesday for a massive protest against a possible attempt for a third term in office by President Alpha Condé.Leading opposition official, Fode Oussou Fofana, put the number of protesters at...

Senior Liberia anti-corruption official quits over no pay

The Comptroller at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), J Barnard Nagbe has quit, citing the government's failure to pay his salary and benefits.In his resignation letter published on Tuesday by FrontPage Africa, J Barnard Nagbe said he had quit...

Eto’o aims to use Harvard studies to ‘give back to Africa’

African football legend Samuel Eto'o says he wants to use his business management studies at Harvard Business School in the USA to give back to Africa.The four-time African Player of the Year winner announced his retirement from football at the...

Zambia plane with 41 passengers lands safely after lightning strike

A pilot in Zambia performed a heroic feat on Monday when he managed to safely land a Dash 8-300 plane, with 41 passengers on board, after it was hit by lightning and a hailstorm.The incident happened as the plane,...
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Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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