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Rwandan mayor in trouble for obstructing presidential campaigns

A Rwandan mayor has been arrested for preventing people from attending presidential campaign rallies, police said Friday. Jeremy Sinamenye, mayor of Rubavu district in western Rwanda, was arrested following complaints about breach of presidential electoral laws, Assistant Commissioner of Police...

Amnesty say Cameroon tortures suspects at base used by U.S. and France

Cameroonian forces have been torturing suspects in their campaign against Islamist group Boko Haram, with much of the torture happening at a base that has also been used by American and French troops, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Amnesty's report...

Rwanda gets $120m World Bank facility for skills development

The World Bank announced Monday 120 million U.S. dollars credit to support Rwanda's skills development. The World Bank's country manager to Rwanda Yasser El-Gammal said the credit facility was expected to help in the implementation of programs under Rwanda's development...

Over 30 Cameroonian service men missing after military boat sinks

More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president's office said. The logistics boat belonging to the Rapid Intervention Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist...

Right group says hundreds of civilians killed in war crimes in C. Africa

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed hundreds of civilians in an unfettered spree of bloodletting, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday. The group issued a 92-page report ahead of the impending opening of a Special Criminal Court,...

Thousands flee latest fighting in Central Africa

Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out...

Before We Leap For Joy On Cameroon…

Five months ago, We at the Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) with the aid of our members on the ground from the English speaking regions of Cameroon, we released exclusive interviews and video to project the strike from the youth...

RFI reporter Ahmed Abba jailed for 10 years under Cameroon anti-terrorism law

A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities, in a trial that has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups. The court...

After 3 months shutdown Cameroon government finally restores internet service

Cameroon’s government on Thursday said it had restored internet to its restive Anglophone region, three months after cutting it. “It seems that the conditions that preceded the suspension of the internet to that part of the national territory have much...

Cameroon military court convicts journalist Ahmed Abba on terror related charge

A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts", according to his lawyer and RFI. Abba's lawyer, Clement...
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Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years...
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Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government...

DR Congo struggle to dislodge armed groups

DR Congo's army launched an offensive last October aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Felix Tshisekedi to root out the armed groups that...

UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce...

Five dead in Ivory Coast protest against Ouattara 3rd-term bid

Protests against Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to seek a third term in the coming election, has left at least five people dead...