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Police clash with protesters as Mali post-coup transition talk begins

Police fired tear gas to disperse campaigners for civilian rule before substantive talks over Mali’s political future began in Bamako on Thursday.This was a sign of a deepening rift over who should lead the post-coup transitional government.About 100 supporters...

Libyan forces aligned with Tripoli gov’t capture key air base

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government took control of an air base south-west of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault, in what could be their most significant advance for nearly a year.Watiya air base, 125 km (80...

Tanzania opposition MPs to boycott sitting after 3 MPs deaths

Tanzania's leading opposition party has called for a suspension of Parliament after three legislators died of unknown causes in the past 11 days.Freeman Mbowe, chairperson of the opposition Chadema party, has repeatedly accused the government of covering up the...

Fmr Liberian security forces commander under Charles Taylor deported from US

A member of former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s security forces has been deported from the United States back to Liberia, US immigration enforcement officials said.Alexander Mentol Zinnah, 56, had been living in Minnesota. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

China willing to study African debt relief with intl community

China said on Monday it is aware of calls for a debt relief program for African countries, and is willing to study the possibility with the international community.China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the comments via a fax sent...

Chad makes a U-turn say committed to regional anti-Islamist fight

Chad's government says its army will continue to participate in joint military operations against militant jihadist groups across the region, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.A statement from the foreign ministry came two days after Chad's President, Idriss...

Quarantined S/African woman takes her life in Kenya

A 27-year-old South African woman, who had been placed on a 14-day mandatory quarantine was on Friday morning found dead in her room in apparent suicide reports Daily NationHealth workers found her dead at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute...

Finally FW De Klerk admits apartheid was a crime against humanity

Former South African president FW de Klerk on Monday apologized and withdrew his statement that the country’s former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity.De Klerk, the last president under apartheid, caused...

Thabo Mbeki joins De Klerk’s apartheid not a crime against humanity comment

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has joined in condemning utterances made by last apartheid era deputy president F.W. de Klerk when he said he did not fully agree that apartheid was a crime against humanity..According to IOL, Mbeki said...

Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accounts

Portugal’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation in Angola.Dos Santos, the daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

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...