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Parliament passes laws on renegotiation of mining, gas contracts in Tanzania

Tanzania's parliament passed two laws on Monday allowing the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, despite pleas from the...

Magufuli fires nearly 10,000 workers with fake document in Tanzania

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday fired nearly 10,000 civil servants accused of having falsified academic qualifications to get their jobs. The civil servants have...

Breaking News: Senior Gambian opposition figure Solo Sandeng dies in detention

A senior figure in Gambia's main opposition has died in custody after leading a protest for electoral reform and the resignation of strongman President...
Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun, popularly known as Teddy Afro

Ethiopia police stop singer Tewodros Kassahun’s album launch

Authorities in Ethiopia have stopped singer Tewodros Kassahun, popularly known as Teddy Afro, from launching his much-acclaimed album, Ethiopia. On his Facebook Page, Teddy Afro...

Liberia Liberty party files complaint over alleged vote fraud

The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia’s presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC),...

South Sudan’s fmr VP Riek Machar seeks safety in neighboring DR Congo

South Sudan's opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Thursday, several weeks after he...

Burkina Faso is home to 33,000 refugees mostly Malians

Burkina Faso is now home to a total of 33,000 people Refugees, of which 32,229 are Malian citizens as of May this year, the United...

Zambia get $30 m boost from donors to reduce HIV/AIDS infections

Zambia will receive 30 million U.S. dollars from international organizations to help it reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women over...

Court in South African blocks moves to stop Zuma corruption charges

South African President Jacob Zuma failed on Friday in his appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him be reinstated, another setback...
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Suicide bombings against Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold of Sirte killed at least 12 fighters and...

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