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Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Ivory Coast vote: 12 dies in election violence

Associated PressIvory Coast’s main opposition parties boycotting the presidential vote asserted Saturday that at least a dozen people had died in election day clashes as incumbent leader Alassane Ouattara sought a controversial third term.The election has revived painful memories...

Islamist terror group kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

ReutersAssailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group.The army confirmed the attack in...

U.S. special forces frees American citizen held in Nigeria

American citizen kidnapped by armed men who rode on bikes in Southern Niger this past week has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighbouring Nigeria, U.S. officials said SaturdayForces including Navy SEALs rescued 27-year-old Philip Walton, who...

Two accomplices in Nairobi’s Westgate attack jailed for 33 and 18 years

AFPTwo men convicted for conspiring with the al-Shabaab militants in the 2013 attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall that killed 67 people, handed to 33 and 18 years prison terms respectively.Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa, both 31, were...

Isabel dos Santos’ husband, Sindika Dokolo, dies at 48

AFPSindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, Eduardo dos Santos, has died, his family announced on Friday.Dokolo, a business tycoon and leading arts collector, became entangled along with his wife in a...

Court sentence two to death for roles in deadly 2015 attacks in Mali

VOAA court in Mali has sentenced a suspected jihadist and his co-defendant to death for killing more than two dozen people in attacks targeting foreigners in 2015.Wednesday’s court ruling against Fawaz Ould Ahmed and his co-defendant Sadou Chaka came...

US backs UN efforts on disrupting Somalia’s al-Shabaab finances

Associated PressThe United States strongly backed efforts to disrupt the illegal financing methods used by Somalia’s al-Shabaab extremist group, which according to U.N. experts raised more than the $21 million it spent last year on fighters, weapons and intelligence.U.S....

Algeria president Tebboune moved to German hospital amid Covid-19 fears

AFPAlgeria’s president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides.“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred......

American citizen kidnapped in Niger republic

An American citizen was kidnapped near the town of Birnin Konni in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday morning, three security sources and a local official stated.The details of the kidnapping were not immediately clear, and no...

Ethiopia reject threat of aggression in dam dispute

ReutersEthiopia said on Saturday that threats of any kind towards resolving a dispute with its neighbours over the filling and operation of a massive hydropower dam were “misguided, unproductive and clear violations of international law”.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office...
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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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