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Two jailed in Gabon over gruesome occult sacrifice

LIBREVILLE A court in Gabon has jailed two men accused of sacrificing a man and cutting out his organs for black magic rituals, press reports and campaigners said. Henry Bengone B'Evouna...

ANC kickstarts S.Africa election season with slew of pledges

DURBAN, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils the ANC's election manifesto on Saturday with pledges to transform the economy and fight corruption as the ruling party tries to woo...

Pro-Kabila camp won DR Congo legislative poll: AFP tally

KINSHASA, Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released...

Sudan worshippers turn on imam over anti-Bashir protests

An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir. In a...

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said Friday. The west...

DR Congo’s Martin Fayulu to appeal election results

KINSHASA The runner-up in DR Congo's presidential elections said Friday he would appeal to the Constitutional Court for a recount as his bloc claimed he won the poll with 61 percent of the vote....

Sudan police fire tear gas as organisers call nationwide protests

KHARTOUM Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman after midday prayers on Friday as organisers urged nationwide demonstrations over the...

DR Congo Catholic Church rejects vote result

The powerful Catholic Church in DR Congo has said the provisional result of the December's presidential election, naming opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as winner, does not reflect the...

Zimbabwe doctors end strike without deal

HARARE Doctors in Zimbabwe have ended a more than month-long strike without winning a deal on higher salaries, their union said Thursday, adding the government had pledged to address their...

World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

PARIS, Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election Thursday, with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes...

12 Chinese workers arrested for growing bhang in Zambia

LUSAKA  Zambian anti-drug authorities have arrested 12 Chinese construction workers for allegedly cultivating bhang without a permit, a top government official said Thursday. The group was...

DR Congo candidate Fayulu denounces ‘electoral coup’

The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-awaited presidential poll Martin Fayulu on Thursday denounced the results as an "electoral coup". His fellow opposition candidate Felix...

DR Congo’s Tshisekedi: son, heir and president-elect

KINSHASA, The son of DR Congo's veteran opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has taken the prize that eluded his late father — the presidency. On Thursday he was named by election officials as...

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi says she suffered miscarriage in jail

Former Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi told a Ugandan court that she recently suffered a miscarriage while in jail. Dr Nyanzi was in court Wednesday for the hearing of a case...

Treason case stops Bobi Wine’s UK travel

KAMPALA, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, on Monday aborted his planned travel to United Kingdom (UK) to attend a parliamentary session debating the rule of law...

Google and Facebook criticised over DR Congo ads

A US professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is accusing technology giants Facebook and Google of promoting false information on their platforms about the presidential elections...

Gabon coup bid highlights country in grip of uncertainty

"Who's in charge?" asked Gaston, a resident of Libreville, a day after Gabon's armed forces quelled an attempted coup. Calm has returned to the Gabonese capital after several hours of upheaval,...

Zambia seizes ‘erection-causing’ energy drink

Authorities in Zambia have ordered a local manufacturer to stop the production and distribution of an energy drink that reportedly caused a prolonged erection in a man. The move comes after the...

DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’: official

KINSHASA, Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday. The...

DR Congo opposition candidate warns against ‘disguising truth’ on election results

KINSHASA, Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday not to "disguise the truth of the polls", as tensions mounted...

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa, Zuma put on united front at ANC rally

DURBAN South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and his graft-tainted predecessor Jacob Zuma put on a united front Tuesday at the ANC's anniversary celebrations ahead of key national elections...

UK, Russia and UAE scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland

The United Kingdom has joined Russia and the United Arab Emirates in the scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland. UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at the weekend met President Mouse...

Gunmen kill 10 civilians, children, in east DR Congo

BENI, Ten civilians including children and relatives of soldiers were killed overnight in a raid by armed men in restive eastern DR Congo, officials said Tuesday. "There was an incursion...

Somalia’s Puntland picks Said Deni as regional president

MOGADISHU Businessman and politician Said Abdullahi Deni was elected president of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland in northern Somalia on Tuesday in a vote by regional lawmakers. Puntland,...

Gabon coup attempt: Two army rebels ‘killed’

Two soldiers who took part in Monday's attempted coup in Gabon have been killed, the president's office says. They were shot dead after security officers stormed the national radio building...

Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

KINSHASA, Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of December 30 elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila. More than...

Over 800 arrested in Sudan’s anti-govt demos: minister

KHARTOUM, More than 800 protesters have been arrested from hundreds of anti-government demonstrations held across Sudan since last month, the interior minister said Monday. "The total number of...

Gabon: half a century ruled by Bongo family

LIBREVILLE, Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades. Here are...

Gabon military ‘seizes power’

Military says it has seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years Soldiers in the west African country of Gabon say they launched a coup "to restore...

Nigeria soldiers raid paper ‘over Boko Haram article’

The Daily Trust says it may be connected to its about a planned offensive against Boko Haram. Nigerian soldiers have raided the main office of the private Daily Trust newspaper and confiscated...
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