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7,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in DR Congo

Some 7,000 refugees arriving from war-torn South Sudan were registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a local official said. "Seven thousand people have crossed the South Sudanese border at Dungu towards the Democratic Republic of Congo,"...

Eastern Africa to face harsh effects of EL NINO rains this year

A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says 300,000 people have been displaced in the entire eastern Africa region. The report, on the effects of the El Niño phenomena in the Horn of...

Garissa university, Kenya reopens nine months after massacre

A university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed in an attack by Islamist gunmen last April, was officially reopened Monday with students due to return next week. The high-profile assault on Garissa University College on...

Suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu leaves 3 persons injured

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring three people, police and witnesses said. The attack targeted the Village Restaurant, an eatery in the south of the city popular with journalists...

Grenade attack kills two in Ethiopia university

On the eve of the new year, a hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university in southern Ethiopia, police said, the second such attack in the country in three weeks. An attacker or attackers hurled...

Joseph Kabila pardons Congo separatists in national unity bid

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has pardoned nine members of a separatist movement as he pursues a policy of national dialogue ahead of elections later this year, according to state television.The nine members of the Bundu Dia...

Kagame tells Rwanda that he will run for a third term in 2017

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum last month."You have asked me to lead the country after 2017. Given the...

Police say one dead, several injured in Burundi grenade attacks

At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in a series of grenade attacks early Friday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police and official sources said. The violence put an end to three weeks of relative calm after December...
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Togo names Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as new prime minister

ReutersTogo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has appointed Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe as prime minister, the first woman to hold the position in...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...