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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but a separate plea deal with three top company executives was thrown out by a judge.The company agreed to pay 12...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in the holy city of Aksum over two days in November.An Amnesty International report says the mass killings on 28...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian soldiers on a village where they raped at least 20 women.The raid on Ebam in the Anglophone South-West region, an...

Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in Liberia capital Monrovia, after a night party.Neighbours told journalists that the lady and her friends kept a power generator inside the...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures" to Uganda about its elections, this is according the state-linked Newspaper, New Vision.His comments came after the US said it...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats.Not only must they brave 70...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid clashes between armed groups and security forces.Following the analysis of satellite images, testimonies...

Ethiopian opposition leaders’ health deteriorating in jail

Incarcerated Ethiopian opposition leaders lives are now in danger following nearly a month long hunger strike which and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government, according to their lawyer.“Four of them have continued with their...

Islamists kill 36 in attacks on two northern Nigerian states

The Islamists in northern Nigeria have killed 36 people in two attacks on Wednesday, a day after the insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said.The series of attacks by armed...

US considers options against Ugandan forces over abuses

The US State Department says it's considering a range of targeted options against members of the Ugandan security forces it holds responsible for abuses against opposition candidates and civil society.The run-up to January's election was marked by a series...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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