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Hafter led forces declares ramadan cease-fire

Libya’s eastern-based forces will ceasefire for Ramadan, Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed Mismari confirmed on Wednesday, adding that the temporary truce came at the request of the international community and “friendly countries.”Both the LNA and the Tripoli-based Government...

Fmr Liberian security forces commander under Charles Taylor deported from US

A member of former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s security forces has been deported from the United States back to Liberia, US immigration enforcement officials said.Alexander Mentol Zinnah, 56, had been living in Minnesota. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Lesotho ruling party reject immunity for embattled PM Thomas Thabane

The head of Lesotho's ruling party on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's demands for immunity from prosecution in a murder case that has gripped the southern African mountain kingdom.In power since 2017, the octogenarian leader faces mounting calls...

Guinea-Bissau PM, 3 ministers test positive for Covid-19

Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for the novel coronavirus alongside three members of his cabinet, the health ministry said on Wednesday.Nabiam, Interior Minister Botche Cande and two other ministers were diagnosed on Tuesday and have...

More pressure on Lesotho PM as Senate amends constitution

The Senate of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho amended the constitution on Tuesday, capping the prime minister's powers to dissolve parliament and call fresh elections, as pressure for his resignation mounts.The country's opposition and even rivals within his ruling...

Fifa medical chief say matches should not be played till September

FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said football should not be played until at least the start of September to limit the spread of the new coronavirus and when it does resume that yellow cards be handed out...

Over 300 prison inmates in Morocco test positive for covid-19

Some 313 coronavirus cases have been reported in Moroccan jails following mass testing for Covid-19 in several of the north African country's detention centres.The authorities say Ouarzazate prison in central Morocco recorded 303 cases, while 10 other cases were...

Ivory Coast sentence Guillaume Soro in absentia to 20 years

Ivory Coast opposition politician Guillaume Soro vowed to press ahead with his presidential candidacy in the October election after being sentenced Tuesday in absentia to 20 years in prison on charges of embezzling public funds and money laundering.Soro, who...

Madagascar president promotes locally made herbal drink against Covid-19

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has promoted an herbal extract, called Covid Organics, on national television saying it will change the course of history.There are no approved drugs for COVID-19 and numerous treatments and vaccines are currently being tested around...

Libya general Haftar says army to take formal control

Libya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army (LNA) was accepting a “popular mandate” to rule the country, apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya.Haftar, who launched a war a...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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