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Nigerien rights defenders now in detention for over 6 months

It is now six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests calling for an investigation into allegations of the misuse of funds by the Ministry of Defence.CIVICUS, Amnesty International, Publish...

Mali opposition and junta disagree on transition proposal

Associated PressDivisions deepened between Mali’s military coup leaders and the country’s political opposition movement on Sunday after the ruling junta announced a plan that would allow a military leader to oversee an 18-month transitional period.While the two sides initially...

Hotel Rwanda hero charged, declines to plead to terrorism charges

A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.Rusesabagina, credited with saving more than 1,000 lives during the 1994 genocide, appeared in...

Floods kill over 100 in Sudan, threaten historic site

Flash floods in Sudan have killed more than 100 people this summer and inundated over 100,000 houses, threatening even a famous archaeological site near the capital of Khartoum and compounding the country’s already dire economic situation, officials said.The floodwaters...

Three killed as suicide bomber detonates outside Somali mosque

At least three people were killed and seven others were wounded following a suicide bomb attack outside a mosque in Kismayo in southern Somalia on Friday, according to official.The dead included a security guard and two civilians, one of...

Rights group insists ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was forcibly taken

Paul Rusesabagina sounded strained. The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide but is now accused of terrorism in Rwanda was speaking to his family for the first time since being paraded in handcuffs...

Armed militia kill 58 in Ituri province, eastern DR Congo

Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia.Large numbers of the population have fled following the attacks in Irumu, a territory in the...

Zimbabwe govt reverses decision to allow mining in national parks

The Zimbabwean government has set aside it's decision to allow two Chinese companies to mine in Hwange National park in what will come as a welcome relief to environmentalists.The decision according to The Citizen news was announced in a...

Zimbabwe nurses end 3-month long strike over pay

Zimbabwe’s biggest nurses union said on Wednesday it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced major hospitals to turn away patients at a time the country is fighting the coronavirus...

Desmond Tutu, family unharmed as fire guts home in South Africa

A fire broke out at the residence of retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu in Ornus, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, in the early hours of Wednesday, destroying part of the residence, before it was contained.According to a statement released...
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ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as...
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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...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...

Ouattara party dares Ivorians, says will hold election with or without opposition

ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...