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Vote opens in Zambia presidential and legislative election amid tensions

Zambians began voting for a new president and legislators on Thursday in what is expected to be a bruising battle against the backdrop of lethargic growth as weak commodity prices have hit Africa's second biggest copper producer. President Edgar...

Malian soldiers found drowned after Islamist attack

Five Malian soldiers have been found drowned in central Mali, days after they went missing during clashes with militants, army officials said on Wednesday. Four of the soldiers were found near Tenenkou on Tuesday and a fifth near the...

South Sudan rejects proposal for U.N.-commanded troops in Juba

South Sudan said on Wednesday it opposed a proposal to station extra foreign troops in the country under U.N. command, something the United States, Western nations and regional countries want in order to prevent a slide back into civil...

Kenya’s ruling coalition to set to grow bigger before 2017 vote, merges with more parties

Kenya's president said on Tuesday he would seek re-election next year and transform his coalition of small parties into one party to shore up his power base, a move aimed at seeing off another likely challenge by the opposition...

Authorities in DR Congo wont renew visa for leading U.S. rights activist

Congolese authorities have refused to renew the visa of a prominent American human rights activist, the government said on Tuesday, a decision that follows expulsions of other foreign researchers in a tense election year. Government spokesman Lambert Mende did...

Four killed, 183 houses in massive flood in Sudan’s Darfur

Four people died and six others injured at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Sudan's Darfur State due to heavy rain, Sudan Tribune reported Friday. "The heavy rainfall during the past three days has left great loss in...

IGAD says South Sudan agrees to deployment of regional force

South Sudan's government on Friday agreed to allow a regional protection force to be deployed in the country, a regional development group said, following fighting between rival groups last month in the country's capital, Juba. Such a force has...

Zimbabwe’s army chief threatens to deal with anti-Mugabe protesters

Zimbabwe's army commander said on Friday that his soldiers will deal with threats from activists using social media to mobilize anti-government protests, the first time the military has commented on the demonstrations. Lieutenant-General Valerio Sibanda, the Zimbabwe National Army...

South Sudan rejects accusations of rape, killing by its soldiers

South Sudan rejected on Friday accusations from the U.N. that its soldiers had raped and killed civilians during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba. On Thursday, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human...

Obeisance to the Cow for the sake of eating beef

The meat of cow all over the globe is such a tasty delicacy and a rich source of nutrition, and it has gained a great appreciation from all manner of people irrespective of their social or geographical status. The...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...