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Blow to Yoweri Museveni as NRM loses seat to Kassiano Wadri

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has suffered a setback after the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM), lost an MP seat to...

Zimbabwe ruling party challenges bid to overturn poll results

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party on Wednesday filed a counter-petition challenging the opposition's court bid to overturn election results that gave a...

22 children die in Nile boat accident: Sudan media

KHARTOUM At least 22 Sudanese children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way...

Uganda’s Arua by-election: What you need to know

Today, about 40,000 voters in Uganda’s Arua Municipality are casting ballot to pick a replacement for their late MP Ibrahim Abiriga....

Under a cloud of violence, Arua voters head to the polls

ARUA, Voters in Arua Municipality in northwestern Uganda head to the polls on Wednesday to elect their Member of Parliament after the...

Cameroon admits soldiers were arrested over execution video

Cameroon's government has announced the arrest of six soldiers following a probe into a video released a few weeks ago that documented...

WHO worried Ebola can ‘transmit freely’ in DR Congo, as death toll hits 41

GENEVA, Raging conflict is hampering efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO chief warned...

Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest politician Bobi Wine

KAMPALA Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested after an incident in which security officers...

Ethiopian regional force ‘kills 37’ in Oromia region

At least 37 people were killed in a Sunday morning raid in Ethiopia's eastern Oromia region by the Somali special paramilitary force...

Soumaila Cisse rejects results; tells voters ‘to rise up’

BAMAKO, Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud,...

Emmerson Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election ‘behind us’

HARARE, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called on the country to move on from its disputed elections, despite his victory being...

Inside ex-Uganda police chief Kale Kayihura’s detention ‘cell’

Uganda’s former Inspector-General of Police Kale Kayihura is the most high-profile jailbird in the country. Less than a year ago, he was...

Uganda flags off 100 to work in United Arab Emirates

KAMPALA, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has flagged off more than 100 recruits to work in Middle East countries. He asked...

Polling station official killed in northern Mali, say security sources

BAMAKO The head of a polling station was killed by suspected jihadists on Sunday as Malians voted in a presidential runoff, according...

‘Attacks’ plot foiled on eve of crucial Mali vote

BAMAKO, Mali's security services said Saturday they had disrupted a plot to carry out "targeted attacks" in the capital Bamako on...

Uganda Airlines ‘hits turbulence’ before takeoff

In its efforts to revive the national carrier, Uganda will revert to a company that never took off since it was registered...

Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam in Burundi

A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on...

Uganda fails to produce witnesses in Besigye case

KAMPALA, Uganda's state prosecutor failed on Thursday to produce witnesses to testify against former presidential candidate Kizza Besigye and his co-accused at...