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Ethiopia prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina freed

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. In his first comments after his...

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno...

234 illegal immigrants rescued off coast in western Libya

Libyan coast guards on Wednesday rescued 234 illegal immigrants off western Libyan coast, navy spokesman said. "Tripoli's coast guards managed to rescue 234 immigrants of Arab and African nationalities, including women and children, who were...

UN envoy says of spectre of violence remains in Libya

Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Wednesday warned that "the spectre of violence" remains in Libya. "Military forces are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country," Salame told...

Zambia workers barred from discussing gov’t issues on social media

The Zambian government on Wednesday barred public workers from using social media to discuss issues affecting them. Dickson Chasaya, the chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, said public workers should stop discussing government issues on...

Lesotho shop assistant helped bust human trafficking ring in S. Africa

A shop assistant David(not his real name) from Lesotho has become a hero of sort after facilitating the bursting of a human trafficking ring in South Africa. According to his story, he said that...

Calls for action in S. Africa to prevent Gupta family from fleeing

South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday called for immediate action to prevent the Indian Gupta family from fleeing South Africa ahead of their reported imminent arrests. South Africa should not allow the Guptas...

Kenya’s Odinga vows to inaugurate self as ‘peoples’ president’

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose National Super Alliance (NASA) contests the results of October’s re-run election, has defiantly vowed to inaugurate himself the "peoples" president’ at the end of January, if there is...

Bitcoin, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of 'virtual' coins, slumped Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector. The final weeks of last year...

South Africa to fund free university education

South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month’s budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday. President...