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Burkina Faso declares state of emergency in violence-hit areas

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday. "The president has...

S.African, Tanzanians among suspected jihadist leaders in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambican prosecutors on Monday named a South African and two Tanzanians among leaders of a jihadist group operating in the northern gas-rich region, saying the group wants to create an...

Police deployed in Khartoum as protesters plan march

KHARTOUM Riot police were deployed in key squares of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Monday as protesters planned to march on President Omar al-Bashir's palace calling for him to "step down"...

Ebola, violence-weary DRC region proudly stages unofficial vote

BENI Thousands of voters, weary from frequent armed attacks and an ongoing Ebola outbreak, proudly cast ballots in a northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- even though they...

DR Congo awaits result after volatile presidential elections

KINSHASA The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades....

4 killed in eastern DR Congo province: Tshisekedi campaign

KINSHASA, Four people including a police officer and an electoral official were killed Sunday in eastern South-Kivu province as the DR Congo voted in presidential elections, the campaign of...

Sudan’s Bashir tells police to rein in force against protesters

KHARTOUM, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday told police to abstain from using excessive force against anti-government demonstrators as the UN called for a probe into deaths during the...

Botswana leader, predecessor feud persists after Trump remarks

GABORONE, A feud between Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama has erupted afresh after the ex-leader condemned US President Donald Trump as "arrogant and racist". <p...

World Bank, EU cut Tanzania aid after rights crackdown

NAIROBI, Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights. The European Union,...

15 suspected jihadists killed in joint French-Niger operation

PARIS, Some 15 suspected jihadists have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint franco-nigerien task force, the French military high command said. "On the night of December 27 (...) an...

Cape Town race row erupts after ‘black visitors cleared from beach’

Authorities in Cape Town have criticised a private security company that allegedly ordered black beachgoers to leave a fashionable South African beach over the Christmas holiday. In a statement...

DR Congo set to vote after troubled odyssey

KINSHASA, Millions of voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared to cast their ballots on Sunday in elections that will shape the future of their vast, troubled country. Electors are...

Tanzania dismisses travel advisory by US

Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious. Government spokesman Dr Hassan Abbas...

Burundi calls for special summit over Rwanda row

President Pierre Nkurunziza has asked the East African Community leadership to urgently convene an extraordinary summit to address the differences between Burundi and Rwanda. While addressing...

DR Congo candidates meet on eve of vote amid unrest fears

KINSHASA, Two opposition frontrunners for DR Congo's long-awaited vote met election officials Saturday, as they wrangled over signing a code of conduct on the eve of a poll that has stirred...

Egypt police kill 40 ‘terrorists’ after Giza bus attack: ministry

CAIRO, Egyptian police killed 40 "terrorists" in separate raids early Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids killed three Vietnamese tourists and their guide, the interior...

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...
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