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20 candidates call for halt in Central African Republic vote count

Twenty out of 30 candidates standing for president of Central African Republic on Monday demanded the authorities halt the vote count because of what they said were irregularities in the ballot. Many voters hope the Dec. 30 poll will...

Islamic State group claims capture of Libyan town of Ben Jawad

The Islamic State (IS) group has captured the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to the country’s vital oil ports, the militants said Monday. The ultra-hardline group, which has taken advantage of years of chaos to grab territory in...

Female corpses dumped in the swamp unsettle Lagos community

In the past four weeks, the community of Anibaba, Bugon Filling Station and Water Corporation, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikorodu has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. This came after a bloated female corpse was discovered on Thursday,...

Malema blames Mandela era compromises and mistakes for hobbled South Africa’s economy

Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy. Malema accused Mandela of “turning against himself” in abandoning elements...

West Africans stranded in Calabar, Nigeria evacuated

More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road Saturday, a statement said.The 758 people were onboard a ship making stopovers...

Suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu leaves 3 persons injured

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring three people, police and witnesses said. The attack targeted the Village Restaurant, an eatery in the south of the city popular with journalists...

Outsider former pm Touadera in early lead in C.Africa presidential race

Early results from Central African Republic's presidential election Saturday gave former premier Faustin Archange Touadera a slim lead in the capital after a vote seen as vital to restoring stability after ending years of unrest. Partial results in Bangui...

Baga remains a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.  The jihadists razed the fishing hub on the shores of...

Guinea extradites Chinese man wanted on corruption charges

One of China's most-wanted fugitives suspected of bribery was brought home on Friday from the Republic of Guinea, following cooperation between the two countries' law enforcement departments. Pei Jianqiang, 48, former director of import and export department of China...

Grenade attack kills two in Ethiopia university

On the eve of the new year, a hand grenade attack killed two students and injured six in a university in southern Ethiopia, police said, the second such attack in the country in three weeks. An attacker or attackers hurled...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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