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Mugabe calls on rivals within ruling ZANU-PF to unite

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday issued a stern warning to feuding factions within the ruling party, saying it was time for "a whip of discipline." "So those who are saying we belong to this faction or that faction,...

10 suspected Islamic State militants, including Frenchman arrested in Morocco

Moroccan authorities said on Friday they had arrested 10 suspected militants linked to the Islamic State, including a French citizen, and seized weapons and bomb-making materials in raids on their hideouts. The cell is the latest in a series...

U.S. hits Islamic State training camp in Libya, 43 dead

U.S. warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including a militant connected to two deadly attacks last year in neighboring Tunisia. It was the...

Egypt stands still for former UN sec. general Boutros Ghali

Egypt today said farewell to former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in Cairo, with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi,leading a massive military funeral procession. Boutros-Ghali died on Tuesday in a hospital in Giza at the age of 94, and he refused...

Libya’s presidential council announces revised unity government

Libya's Presidential Council named a revised lineup late on Sunday for a unity government under a United Nations-backed plan aimed at ending the conflict in the North African state. One of the council's members, Fathi al-Majbari, said in a...

Libya coast guard intercept suspected fuel-smuggling ship

The Libyan coastguard on Saturday intercepted a ship with a 12-man foreign crew that it said was smuggling diesel and escorted it to the marine base in Tripoli. "The coastguard was conducting a reconnaissance mission when it intercepted the...

2 soldiers killed, 1 injured trying to defuse a bomb in Egypt,

At least 2 Egyptian soldiers, one an officer, were killed by an explosion as they tried to defuse a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula Saturday, a military statement said. It said that a third officer was wounded in...

Libya government MiG-23 fighter shot down in Benghazi

A MiG-23 fighter of Libya's internationally recognised government was shot down Friday as it carried out air strikes on opposition positions in the coastal city of Benghazi, the military said.  Nasser el-Hassi, spokesman for the government's forces, said that, the...

Doctors in Egypt came out in thousands to stage anti-police protest

Thousands of Egyptian doctors staged a protest Friday outside their union headquarters in Cairo over a lack of legal action against policemen who allegedly beat up two of their colleagues. Nine policemen are alleged to have assaulted the doctors...

Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said. The ultra-hardline...
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Amnesty International condemns Ethiopia for mass arrest of Oromo people

Leading rights group Amnesty International says that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been...
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Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager...

France urges US to stay in fight against Islamists in Africa

France hopes “good sense” will prevail and the United States will not slash support for French military operations in West Africa, where groups linked...

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award to the Nigerian singer Burna Boy who was up against her to win the...

Gambia cracks down on protest movement, 3 dead, 137 arrested

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which...