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Kenya tea exporters seek to double sales to Russia

According to Agriculture and Food Authority, Kenya, the world’s biggest black tea exporter, plans to double annual shipments to Russia to 44 million kilograms...

DR. Congo opposition leader, Moise Katumbi accused of hiring mercenaries

A leading opposition candidate for president of Democratic Republic of Congo was questioned on Monday over government allegations of hiring mercenaries, a case that...

Dozen killed, 100 injured as 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Tanzania

At least 11 people were killed and around 100 injured in Tanzania's Bukoba district when an earthquake hit the country on Saturday, a district...

Uganda bans maids working in Saudi Arabia over mistreatment

The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to ship...

Huge 404-carat diamond found by Australian miners in Angola

A massive, 404-carat diamond measuring more than 7 centimeters in length has been unearthed in the southern African nation of Angola, an Australian mining...

Shiite clerics among 47 people executed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday, including a prominent Shiite cleric behind anti-government protests and Sunnis convicted of involvement in deadly al Qaeda...

Gambian government closes another radio station amid crisis

Gambian authorities shut a fourth popular radio station late on Sunday, staff said, further restricting opposition voices amid a political crisis triggered by President...

10 Libyan lawmakers sacked for signing UN-backed unity deal

Libya's unrecognised Islamist-backed parliament on Tuesday dismissed 10 lawmakers who signed a UN-brokered deal to set up a national unity government, members said. First...

Congo opposition leader briefly detained ahead of general strike

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo briefly detained a prominent opposition leader on Sunday, the government said, two days before a general strike...
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Singer Amy Colle Dieng charged in Senegal for post against president

A Senegalese singer was formally charged with "offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news", her lawyer told AFP Wednesday, after audio of...

4 persons Linked to 2016 bomb blasts in Baidoa, Somalia has...

Authorities in southwestern Somalia have executed four al-Shabaab militants convicted of carrying out explosions that killed some 80 people. The men had been sentenced to...

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