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DR Congo’s leader calls for well-equipped UN peacekeepers

KINSHASA DR Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi called Friday for a "better armed" UN peacekeeping force in the troubled country, in his first formal meeting with foreign diplomats after...

Ethiopia to aid return of nationals stranded in Tanzania

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia is assisting 541 nationals stranded in Tanzania to obtain travel documents and return home, the foreign ministry said Friday. Every year hundreds of Ethiopian migrants are...

Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media. Popular among...

Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

LAGOS In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil. AFP has put together some key numbers ahead of Saturday's election, in which...

Gordian Kyomukama appointed MTN Uganda acting CEO

MTN Uganda’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr Gordian Kyomukama, has been appointed as the acting chief executive following the deportation of Mr Wim Vanhelleputte. Mr Vanhelleputte, a Belgian...

Uganda deports MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte

Uganda has kicked out MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte. In a letter signed by Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo on Thursday, the MTN Uganda boss is to stay outside Uganda...

Children hurt when leopard roams into Chad school

N'DJAMENA  Four children and their teacher were injured when a leopard roamed into their primary school in a rare attack in Chad on Thursday, witnesses said. Five people were hurt when the big...

South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

KINSHASA, Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday. "According to village chiefs, 5,000...

Planned hippo cull in Zambia sparks fury

LUSAKA, Zambia plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation, officials said Wednesday, as conservationists lashed the scheme as a ploy to make money from trophy hunters. An...

Hundred children die in DR Congo measles outbreak

KINSHASA  More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the...

Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

DOUALA Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with "rebellion" and "insurrection", one of his lawyers...

Main terms of peace accord in Central African Republic

Libreville, A peace agreement between the government of Central African Republic and 14 armed groups which control most of the country has taken effect after the final signatories inked the...

Several dead in Buhari rally stampede in Nigeria

Abuja, Several people were killed Tuesday when a stampede erupted at a campaign rally of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari days ahead of general elections, his office said. The president "has...

Robbers rape bank staff in Kampala raid

Police in Kampala are investigating an alleged robbery at a local bank. Authorities say four unidentified men armed with an AK47 rifle stormed Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank (DFCU)...

Sudan security agents detain professors ahead of demo

KHARTOUM, Sudanese security agents on Tuesday detained a group of university professors in Khartoum headed for a sit-in protest against President Omar al-Bashir's government, fellow academics...

Nigerian widows confront Shell in court over executions

THE HAGUE, Four Nigerian women on Tuesday launched a court case in the Netherlands against oil giant Shell for alleged complicity in the execution of their husbands by the military regime in the...

Tanzanian busted in indonesia with kilo of meth in stomach

BADUNG, A Tanzanian man was arrested in Bali after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found inside his stomach, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday. Immigration officials on the holiday...

Egypt arrests students for mocking Christianity online

Cairo, Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday. The...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while...

Zimbabwe VP Constatino Chiwenga in India for treatment

HARARE, The government of Zimbabwe has confirmed that its Vice-President Constatino Chiwenga is receiving medical treatment abroad. This comes days after he dismissed reports of being airlifted...

AU security chief warns ‘terrorism expanding’ in Sahel

ADDIS ABABA, The African Union's peace and security chief Smail Chergui called Monday for member states to tackle the root causes of extremism, as he deplored the spread of "terrorism" in the...

Martin Fayulu calls for rematch after losing DR Congo election

KINSHASA, The runner-up in DR Congo's controversial presidential election has proposed staging the poll again within six months. In a letter to the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Martin...

Uganda gives shoot-to-kill order against Kenyan rustlers

AMUDAT, A Ugandan minister has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill any Kenyan pastoralists who enters the country while armed. The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Moses Kizige gave the...

The medical woes of Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika

ALGIERS, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is reportedly seeking a fifth term in April elections, has had persistent health woes leading to several periods in hospital over more than...

Algeria’s Bouteflika confirms run for 5th term

ALGIERS, Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared he will seek a fifth term in April elections in a message published by state media Sunday, after he was endorsed by his party and the...

Zimbabwe’s only commuter train packed in rare success story

BULAWAYO, Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable -- two qualities that its passengers cherish in a...

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Rwandan President Paul Kagame Sunday handed over the African Union chairmanship to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The ceremony was the climax of the 32nd Ordinary...

140 women registered for Miss Curvy Uganda contest: CEO

Miss Curvy Uganda, the company behind the controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant, has said 140 well-endowed women have registered for the contest set for June. In an interview on Friday, Ms...

Haile Selassie: Why the African Union is putting up a statue

A statue of Ethiopia's last emperor is to be unveiled outside the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The likeness of Haile Selassie is being given pride of place outside the...

‘Beer wars’: big brewers target Nigerian drinkers

LAGOS, Gigantic billboards advertising beer now dominate the skyline of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos, signalling the escalating battle between multinational brewers for drinkers in Africa's most...
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