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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week. They face charges of trespassing, a case of public...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.Those arrested had applied to be included in the Deferred Action...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24, voters will choose the next president.President Jose Mario Vaz is the first democratically-elected president in...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to a statement from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.Wako, who was attorney general during Kenya’s...

Mali solders suffer heavy casualty again; 24 killed, 29 injured

Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded when militants attacked a patrol in northern Mali on Monday, a spokesman for the army has said, updating an earlier death toll of seven.Mali is still reeling from an attack on...

Niger’s Hama Amadou returns to jail ahead of 2020 presidential bid

Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning home from three years exile in France with the intention of completing his sentence before running for president, his lawyer said.Amadou’s return could reignite tensions between the...

UN envoy berates foreign interference after air strikes on Libya factory

The UN's Libya envoy pleaded with foreign actors to honor an arms embargo on the conflict-torn country as he said an attack on a Tripoli factory Monday may amount to a war crime.Ghassan Salame accused unnamed countries of worsening...

Blind Ghanaian student violently pulled from seat in Oxford

A blind Ghanaian student who was "violently" removed from a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing.Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" by a security guard when he tried to return to a seat he had earlier reserved before...

Mugabe’s estate to be officially registered early December

Zimbabweans might finally get to know late president Robert Mugabe's net worth when his estate is registered on 5th December.In details shared by government through its Government Gazette Friday, Mugabe's family is yet to register his estate, estimated to...

France returns to Senegal a sword full of history and political significance

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday symbolically presented Senegalese President Macky Sall with a sword that was taken from Senegal many years ago and President Emmanuel Macron's commitment to return stolen works of art to Africa.Mr. Philippe presented...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...