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Sudan parliament approve harsher penalties for rioting

Sudan's parliament Wednesday amended its criminal law to increase the penalty for causing criminal damage during riots from six months in prison to a maximum five-year jail sentence.The changes come one week after deadly unrest at a town in...

Sierra Leone vaccinates people quarantined after Ebola death

Sierra Leone authorities announced a vaccination programme for people quarantined following a new Ebola death last week just as west Africa declared an end to the epidemic. "Vaccination began yesterday (Tuesday)," in places the victim, a 22-year-old student, visited...

Tunisia police disperse fresh protest after jobless man death

Tunisian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of job-seeking demonstrators in the impoverished town of Kasserine, in a second day of protests after the death of an unemployed man. The demonstrators had gathered outside the...

Zimbabwe constitutional court outlaws child marriage

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage on Wednesday, in an effort to end a practice that a rights group says is common in this southern African nation. The Constitutional Court struck down provisions in the country's marriage laws that...

Suspected Islamic extremists kill 3 Mali gendermes

A resident says that armed attackers have killed three gendarmes in Mali's central region. Moussa Saye, who lives in the town of Mopti and has family who live near the attack, said Wednesday that the three members of the...

4 suspected al Shabaab militants killed in shoot out with Kenya police

The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Wednesday morning killed four most-wanted terrorists after a shootout ensued in Kenya’s Coastal region of Kwachocha, Malindi. The four were killed following a fierce gun fire exchange after they declined to surrender and instead...

ICC prosecutors to seek war crimes trial for LRA warlord

War crimes prosecutors will Thursday seek to convince the International Criminal Court to put infamous Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen on trial on charges including keeping sex slaves in a rebel army. Known as the "White Ant", Ongwen...

Senegal’s Macky Sall submits proposal to limit president’s term

Senegalese leader Macky Sall's proposal to limit presidents to two consecutive terms was Monday submitted to the constitutional council, putting him at odds with several fellow African heads of state criticised for clinging to power.The text, which details guidelines...

Ivory Coast rejects arrest warrant for speaker over failed Burkina Faso coup

Ivory Coast on Monday rejected an international arrest warrant issued by neighbouring Burkina Faso for the speaker of parliament, calling in a statement from the presidency to solve the dispute through diplomatic channels.The warrant for Guillaume Soro, a former...

Belgian with ‘direct links’ to Paris attackers arrested in Morocco

Morocco said Monday it had arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent who it said was directly linked with some of those behind the jihadist attacks in Paris in November.The interior ministry said in a statement that the suspect,...
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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...