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The three frontrunners in DR Congo’s elections

KINSHASA, Three men dominate the field of 21 candidates vying to become next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's second-largest nation. Little known outside DRC circles,...

UN experts accuse DR Congo warlord of mass rape

UNITED NATIONS, US UN experts are accusing a warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo of leading horrific gang rapes in South Kivu during which women were held captive in a cave and treated...

Sudan police break up new protests as opposition leader arrested

KHARTOUM, Sudanese police broke up several protests held after Friday prayers, as security agents arrested a top opposition leader after calls for more demonstrations against a rise in bread...

UN calls on Sudan to investigate protest deaths

UNITED NATIONS, US UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on authorities in Sudan to investigate deaths during violent protests in Khartoum and other cities. At least 19 people...

Former Nigerian president Shagari dies aged 93

ABUJA,  Former Nigerian president Shehu Shagari, who was in power between 1979 and 1983, died Friday aged 93, the country's current president said. "On behalf of my family, the government and...

Bobi Wine supporters hold protest in Jinja

Supporters of singer-cum-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine held a protest on Friday afternoon in Bugembe Town Council paralysing traffic on the Jinja-Iganga Highway. The supporters of...

Two Vietnamese tourists, guide killed by Egypt roadside bomb

CAIRO, Two Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed on Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials...

DR Congo poll: EU condemns expulsion of envoy Bart Ouvry

The European Union (EU) has condemned the Democratic Republic of Congo's decision to expel its ambassador ahead of crucial elections on Sunday. The order for Bart Ouvry to leave within 48 hours...

Boko Haram sacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

KANO, Boko Haram sacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria overnight as the jihadist fighters battle for control of a strategic town on Lake Chad, military sources said Thursday. Jihadists...

Nobel laureate Mukwege gets hero’s welcome in DR Congo

BUKAVU, Thousands of people in DR Congo turned out to welcome Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege, the surgeon who helps women recover from the trauma of rape. "We won! We won!" sang Mamy...

Ten Burkina Faso police officers killed, 3 injured in ambush

OUAGADOUGOU, Ten police officers were killed and three wounded in an ambush in northwestern Burkina Faso on Thursday, the west African country's security ministry said. "The toll is 10 officers...

Uganda police under fire for blocking Bobi Wine music show

Police have come under fire from Uganda's opposition leader in Parliament Ms Betty Aol Ochan for blocking the Boxing Day Kyarenga music concert that was organised by Kyadondo East Member of...

Patients flee after Ebola holding centre attacked in DRC

BENI, Patients being monitored as possible Ebola patients fled a camp in eastern DR Congo on Thursday after it was attacked by demonstrators protesting further delays to the country's election,...

Strike call, protests in DR Congo after new election delay

BENI A DR Congo opposition bloc called Thursday for a nationwide stoppage and police clashed with demonstrators in two eastern cities after upcoming elections were placed on hold in their...

Sudan journalists strike as more protests urged

KHARTOUM A network of Sudanese journalists went on strike Thursday in the wake of deadly protests sparked by a hike in bread prices, while opposition groups called for further rallies.Angry...

US warns on Tanzania travel due to ‘crime and terror’

The State Department has urged US citizens to "exercise increased caution" whilst in Tanzania due to concerns over crime, terrorism and official actions targeting people on the basis of their...

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

KINSHASA  DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence. But those delays will...

As Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa rises, history rots

Addis Ababa From its hillside overlooking the Ethiopian capital, Berhanu Mengistu's century-old, gabled family home has seen emperors and governments rise and fall. It has withstood economic...

Protest hits Khartoum as police block march on al-Bashir’s palace

KHARTOUM Hundreds of protesters rallied on Tuesday in Sudan's capital as riot police deployed heavily to prevent a planned march on President Omar al-Bashir's palace to call for his resignation...

Madagascar’s Ravalomanana sees ‘injustice’ in poll results

ANTANANARIVO Marc Ravalomanana, the former Madagascar president who has sought another term, urged supporters Sunday to protest as he appeared headed for defeat in a run-off poll. "I call on all...

Fresh protests against hikes in price of bread rattle Sudan

KHARTOUM Fresh protests against bread price hikes rattled Sudan Sunday, as riot police deployed around the capital Khartoum five days into demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives....

Burundi military opposes Somali withdrawal plan

NAIROBI, The Burundi army on Sunday said it opposed a request by the African Union that it withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by February 28. Burundi...

Death toll from Somali bombing rises to 20

MOGADISHU The death toll from a double car-bomb attack near the presidential palace in Somalia rose to 20 on Sunday, police said. Police on Saturday had said seven people were killed following...

Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

OMDURMAN Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed "armed repression" for the death of 22 people in days of protests over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave...

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis wipes out Christmas cheer

CHINAMHORA  At Solomon Chakauya's grocery store in Zimbabwe's Chinamhora district outside Harare, there's no sign of the seasonal Christmas rush that he needs to keep his business afloat. Even...

Five dead in DR Congo landslide

BUKAVU  Four women and a child died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources said Saturday. "Five dead bodies have been found in...

Young people can only dream of being key decision makers in EAC

The push for the integration of young people in the affairs of the East African Community remains a dream as many challenges stand in their way. Experts say the exclusion of young people in...

Makerere University sacks Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist and research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has been fired from Makerere University in a massive ‘staff reshuffle’ that saw 45 senior academic staff shown the door. According to...

Somalia blasts kill seven near presidential palace

MOGADISHU Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said. "We have...

Lagos community counts losses after oil pipeline blaze

LAGOS, Residents of a market community in a suburb of Nigeria's largest city awoke this week to blazing fire coursing through the open gutters outside their shops and homes, forcing hundreds to...
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