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Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence,...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

US ‘disappointed’ in postponement of South Sudan peace government

The US has said it is disappointed at the failure of South Sudan's leaders to agree to form a power-sharing government.The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, questioned whether President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek...

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30-year jail term

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda set for sentencing at ICC

International Criminal Court Judges will on Thursday sentence Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes and sexual slavery.Ntaganda faces life in prison for a litany of crimes including directing massacres...

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday.The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the...

Ten gold miners killed in Burkina Faso in attack on Semafo convoy

At least ten people were killed and dozens more are wounded and missing after an attack on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, three sources said on Wednesday.Parts of Burkina Faso have...

Ex-Kenya death row inmate bags University of London law degree

A former death row inmate in Kenya has told the BBC of his joy at having graduated with a law degree from the University of London.William Okumu, one of several inmates or former inmates who graduated at a ceremony...

Ten civilians killed by militia in eastern DRC despite military operations in the area

Ten civilians were killed Tuesday night in an attack attributed to the Ugandan rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia 60 kilometres north of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Wednesday."The ADF raided the town...
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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...