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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of 91, weeks after undergoing surgery, state television announced.Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until his ouster following the 2011 mass...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission will today convene permanent and non permanent members of the National Electoral Commission, as well...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court annulling the last election.May 2019 polls, which handed victory to the incumbent, President Peter Mutharika,...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s conflict, adding allied Syrians are honored to fight there too.Turkey has been providing military support...

Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, was freed on Tuesday after pleading guilty to economic crimes.Kabendera, a reporter for local and international press outlets, was initially...

Libyan lawmakers allied to Haftar wont join Geneva talks

Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace talks with politicians allied to the internationally recognized government.The eastern politicians said the United Nations,...

Court issues arrest warrant for Julius Malema for no appearance

A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for not appearing in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018.The arrest warrant has been stayed...

Libya government says Haftar’s forces must withdraw troops near Tripoli

Libya’s foreign affairs minister said on Monday that the internationally recognized government is insisting that the troops of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar withdraw from near the capital Tripoli as part of military talks in Geneva.“Our delegation is insisting that...

Lesotho PM in court to hear charges of murdering wife

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, sitting by side with 1st Lady also accused to hear charges of murdering his estranged wife.Thabane, 80, is suspected of involvement in the murder of his then wife Lipolelo,...

Egypt executes convicted militant Hisham Ashmawy

Egypt on Monday executed Hisham al-Ashmawy, described as the country’s most dangerous Islamist militant, after he was convicted by a military court of orchestrating several attacks, three security sources said.Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, was transferred to...
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of 91, weeks after undergoing surgery,...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s...