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Robert Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

SINGAPORE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state...

Tanzania calls for probe into UN peacekeeper killings

Tanzania has called for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan...

ICC to award DRC child soldiers compensation in Thomas Lubanga case

THE HAGUE, International war crimes judges will hand down on Friday landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia about 15...

Al-Shabaab kill 18 in police academy bombing in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU A suicide bomber from Somalia's Al-Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside...

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in NE Nigeria

KANO Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the...

DR Congo child rapists allied to Djeshi ya Yesu handed life sentences

BUKAVU, Eleven militiamen in eastern DR Congo were jailed for life Wednesday for raping about 40 children, including a baby, in what was judged...

Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘to keep’ Mengistu Hailemariam in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe will not force former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Hailemariam to return home despite the fall of his ally and Robert Mugabe, official said. Mengistu...

Aid agencies appeal for $1.72bn to avert South Sudan crisis

JUBA The humanitarian community in South Sudan has launched an appeal for $1.72 billion to forestall the growing crisis in the war-torn country. Alain...

Pierre Nkurunziza launches campaign to extend rule

NAIROBI, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a campaign to promote a referendum to change the Constitution that could see him rule until 2034....

Rights groups warn Uganda over lock-up of Red Pepper editors

Media rights groups have warned the Ugandan government over continued detention of eight managers of a private tabloid. A Kampala court last week locked...

Liberia presidential runoff set for December 26

MONROVIA The runoff in Liberia's presidential elections will be held on December 26, the country's electoral overseer announced on Tuesday, clearing a last hurdle...

Cameroon extends detention for writer Patrice Nganang

YAOUNDÉ Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang has had his custody extended by 48 hours by the authorities, his lawyer said on Tuesday, nearly a week...

Back to square one: Nigerian migrants return from Libya

BENIN CITY When Bright stepped off the plane from Libya and heard that his home state in southern Nigeria had begun a rehabilitation programme...

South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead

JUBA More than 170 people have been killed in fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan in the past week, a lawmaker...

Robert Mugabe leaves Zimbabwe for the first time after coup

HARARE Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe flew to Singapore on Monday night, leaving the country for the first time since he was toppled by...

Somali journalist killed by car bomb in front of his children

MOGADISHU A Somali television journalist was killed by a car bomb in front of his children, relatives said, the fifth murder of a journalist...

Burundi orders ‘voluntary’ tax to fund fresh elections

NAIROBI Burundi's government has launched a fundraising drive for elections in 2020, presented as "voluntary" but condemned by rights groups as "organised robbery". Western...

UN peacekeepers honour 14 troops killed in DR Congo

BENI, The UN force in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday paid tribute to troops who were killed last week, in the peacekeepers'...

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