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Egypt’s Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL, EGYPT, Egypt inaugurated a massive cathedral under heavy security on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in the country where...

Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo

KINSHASA, A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over...

South Sudan minister arrested in anti-shisha operation in Kampala

KAMPALA, At least 17 people, including a South Sudan government official, were arrested in bars and detained on Saturday on allegations of smoking tobacco in public places. Police in Kampala...

Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters attempt anti-Bashir march

KHARTOUM, Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters in the Sudanese capital ahead of a planned march on the presidential palace calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, witnesses...

Egypt’s Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

CAIRO, Egypt's president will inaugurate the country's biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have...

Egypt police officer killed defusing church bomb: security source

CAIRO, A policeman was killed and two wounded in an explosion outside a church in Egypt on Saturday, a security source said. The blast took place when security personnel were dismantling an...

DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

KINSHASA, The DR Congo officials on Saturday delayed the announcement of preliminary results from a crucial presidential election, amid growing pressure from world powers and the influential...

Uganda to raise age for elderly welfare benefits to 80

Uganda plans to increase the minimum age for elderly people to join the country’s welfare benefits scheme by 15 years in the next financial year, in a drastic move that threatens to lock out...

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations. The country hosts around...

How to explain the return of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants

KANO, NIGERIA, Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of...

Somalia refuses to take back expelled UN envoy Nicholas Haysom

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday agreed to appoint a new UN envoy to Somalia after its president refused to reverse a decision to expel a...

Forty-six killed in Burkina ethnic clashes

OUAGADOUGOU Forty-six people were killed in central-northern Burkina Faso this week after a suspected jihadist attack triggered ethnic clashes, the government said on Friday. Authorities...

Police fire tear gas at Sudan protesters

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protesters on Friday as they took to the streets after midday prayers to chant anti-government slogans in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, witnesses said....

DR Congo violence drives 16,000 into Congo-Brazzaville

GENEVA Around 16,000 people have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbour after inter-communal clashes erupted last month in the southwest of the country, the UN said on Friday....

Muslims attack Ghana church over pastor’s doom prophecy

ACCRA  Angry young Muslims attacked a charismatic church in Ghana's capital Accra after its pastor predicted the country's chief imam would die this year, religious leaders said on Friday. <p...

Sacked Makerere lecturers ordered to refund salaries

Makerere University on Thursday asked lecturers sacked for absconding from duty to return the public funds they received as no work was done. The university fired 45 teaching staff on December...

Sudan protests biggest threat yet to Bashir: analysts

PARIS, Deadly protests that have grown across Sudan in recent weeks are the biggest threat to President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule since he swept to power in a 1989 coup, experts said. <p...

DRC Catholic Church knows who won election, urges ‘truth’

KINSHASA, DR Congo's powerful Roman Catholic Church on Thursday said it knows who has won a much-delayed presidential vote and urged the electoral commission to publish the "truth". The appeal...

China dismisses Africa debt fears at start of FM tour

ADDIS ABABA Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi played down concern over Africa's debts with Beijing on Thursday as he arrived in Ethiopia at the start of a four-nation Africa tour. China has...

DR Congo election panel may delay provisional results

KINSHASA  The Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission may have to postpone publication of provisional results for a long-awaited presidential vote, the panel's chairman said on...

Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

NIAMEY, Niger's army killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants near the southeast border with Nigeria in days of land and air raids, the defence ministry said Wednesday. More than 200 jihadists...

Al-Shabaab losing, desperate, AU says on UN base attack

The African Union has condemned Tuesday's mortar attack on a United Nations base in Somalia, terming it proof that Al-Shabaab terrorists are desperate to stay relevant as they are being...

Zimbabwe president cuts short holiday over doctors’ strike

HARARE, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short his annual vacation Wednesday to try to resolve an impasse with doctors who have been on strike for a month, a government spokesman...

Three wounded in mortar attack on Somalia UN base: UN

Three people were wounded when gunmen fired a barrage of mortars that landed inside the main United Nations base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the UN said on Tuesday. "Seven mortars landed...

Somalia orders top UN official to leave over ‘interference’

MOGADISHU, Somalia's government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of "deliberately interfering with the country's sovereignty." The order comes days...

33 Mali villagers killed in armed raid in Mopti region

BAMAKO, Traditional Dogon hunters massacred 33 Fulani herders in central Mali Tuesday in the latest clash between the warring communities, a lawmaker and a security source told AFP. "There were...

Western powers urge DR Congo to restore Internet

KINSHASA, Leading western powers on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet access, which operators say was cut on government orders a day earlier following...

President Bashir forms panel to probe Sudan protest violence

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir ordered authorities on Tuesday to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate violence during anti-government protests that have rocked the country, state...

Bobi Wine criticises Museveni’s govt at Kabaka’s New Year fete

KAMPALA, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly name by his stage name Bobi Wine, used Buganda’s Enkuuka fete on Monday at Buganda’s Lubiri Palace to call on the youth to rise up...

Court sets date for Nyanzi case against Makerere

KAMPALA, The Ugandan High Court will on January 9 start hearing a case in which sacked Makerere University research fellow Stella Nyanzi sued the varsity seeking payment of her wages as per...
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