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Voting begins in rerun of Malawi presidential poll

Hundreds of voters in Malawi lined up before dawn for a re-run of the 2019 presidential election that the courts nullified over widespread evidence of tampering.Hundreds of voters braved the cold weather of the southern hemisphere’s winter to vote...

Suspected suicide bombers shot dead at Turkish military base Mogadishu

At least two would be suicide bomber of trying to get into a Turkish military base in Mogadishu confirmed killed after being shot by eagle eyed security officials.The incident which occurred Tuesday Morning near Turkey military base in Mogadishu,...

Malawians head to polls again, after 2019 election nullification

Malawians will return to the polls tomorrow, Tuesday to elect a president after the constitutional courts nullified the results of the election held more than a year ago.The Constitutional Court on February. 3 ordered that the election be held...

South Africa commercial bus drivers goes on strike, workers stranded

South Africa’s minibus taxi drivers strike over what they say is inadequate coronavirus relief funds has disrupted the return of scores of thousands of people to work.Taxi operators in the economic hub of Gauteng province, which includes the city...

Over a score killed as bloodbath in East DR Congo continues

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.Nine people were kidnapped on Friday by the Allied Democratic...

ICC to hear appeal against acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will try to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Blé Goudé were in January...

Zimbabwe health minister arrested over $60m Covid-19 equipment fraud

Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested by police on Friday over allegations of corruption in government procurement of around $60 million worth of medical equipment, the Daily News newspaper reported.Several other Zimbabwean and South African news outlets reported...

About 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers infected with Covid-19

More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau’s 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed.The tiny West African nation’s under-equipped healthcare system has been struggling to curb...

Uganda to hold elections in early 2021, campaign rallies banned

Uganda will hold a presidential election between Jan. 10 and Feb. 8, 2021, authorities said on Tuesday, introducing restrictions it said were aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the election commission chairman, said the...

African nations urges UN probe of US ‘systemic racism’, police violence

African countries are pushing for the UN's top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into "systemic racism" and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution seen on Tuesday by AFP.The text was...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

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...
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