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Malawi protests spread after disputed election

LILONGWE Police and protestors clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month's presidential election. In the biggest rallies since the vote count was announced, police used teargas to disperse protestors who tore down billboards of re-elected President...

Former SA president Jacob Zuma called to graft inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, Former South African president Jacob Zuma was on Thursday called to give evidence next month at a judicial inquiry into alleged corruption during his nine years in office. The commission headed by Judge Ray Zondo is investigating a web of deals involving government officials, the wealthy...

Tanzanian court sentences 3 Muslims to death for murder

A court in Tanzania has sentenced three Muslims to be hanged for decapitating four Christians in 2015 during an outbreak of violence fuelled by religion, a legal source said. The East African country maintains the death penalty on its statutes, although nobody has been executed since 1994....

Africa at a glance: ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir

ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says circumstances have changed dramatically for the people of Darfur to get a shot at justice. Following the ouster in April and charging of former Sudan ruler Omar al-Bashir for domestic crimes, Bensouda said...

Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting’s return

KASANE, An elephant carcass lies at the edge of a field in Legotlhwana village, northeast Botswana -- evidence of the desperation and anger felt by a farmer whose crops have been repeatedly destroyed. Ishmael Simasiku, 71, indignantly recounts how he was guarding his field as he does...

Egypt says Erdogan claims over Morsi death ‘irresponsible’

CAIRO, Egypt's foreign minister on Thursday condemned as "irresponsible" accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his ousted Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi had been killed. In a statement, Sameh Shoukry strongly condemned the "repeated, irresponsible accusations by the Turkish president about Egypt," following Morsi's death on...

Sudan army ruler calls on protest leaders to resume talks

Khartoum, Sudan's army ruler Wednesday called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides persists after the bloody dispersal of demonstrators. Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds wounded on June 3 when a weeks-long...

70-year-old arrested over stoning of Uganda president’s car

A man said to be in his 70s has been arrested in Arua Town, in northern Uganda, over allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni’s car last year. Police summoned Mr Omar Risasi Amabua on Tuesday to record a statement over the incident, and later took him into...

US issues security alert after attack rumours in Tanzania

In a rare security alert, the US embassy in Tanzania has told its citizens to take precautions over rumours of impending attacks in a tourist area of the main city Dar es Salaam. "There are rumours of impending attacks in the Masaki area of Dar es Salaam,...

In bid to curb crime, Addis Ababa plans motorcycles ban

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa plans to ban motorcycles in the city from July in a bid to curb a spree of muggings and robberies, local authorities said on Wednesday. Addis Ababa Mayor Takele Uma said motorcycles had been used in recent crimes and the city...

Africa updates: military ruler calls protesters ‘enemies of Algeria’

Opposition leader accuses Rwanda of torturing rebel An exiled Rwandan opposition leader claims President Paul Kagame's government used torture to coerce a terrorism confession from a rebel chief Callixte Nsabimana last month. Mr Paul Rusesabagina, chairman of the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) who lives in...

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to ‘politicise’ Morsi death

CAIRO  Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry". Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the call by the spokesman for...

Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi likely ‘more popular’ after death

CAIRO, Unpopular in power and deposed after huge protests, Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi could be humanised in the eyes of many Egyptians after his death in court Monday. "It is sad, from a strictly human point of view", a trader in central Cairo said of the former...

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over ‘massacre’

The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir called Monday on its supporters to renew night-time rallies to condemn the "massacre" of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the Khartoum military headquarters for weeks were violently dispersed...

Somaliland police close down two private TV channels: media

MOGADISHU Authorities in the breakaway territory of Somaliland on Tuesday closed two private television channels after accusing them of inciting violence, a station manager and a press rights group said. Police shuttered Horyaal 24TV and Eryal TV channels in the capital Hargeisa, Mohamed Osman Mire, the director...

Africa updates: South Sudan seeks loan to pay salaries

Nigeria's Buhari warns of Boko Haram change of tack Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has asked security agents to enhance surveillance against the unconventional methods being used by Boko Haram terrorists on soft targets. The plea by Buhari, the second in as many weeks, follows the killing of...

Morsi death: What happened in court

A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi became Egypt's first democratically elected leader in 2012. But his rule was short lived. He was ousted and detained in a military coup a year later following mass protests against his rule. WHAT HAPPENED...

Former Egyptian president Morsi buried in Cairo: lawyer

CAIRO, Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried on Tuesday in eastern Cairo, one of his lawyers told AFP, a day after he collapsed in court and died. "He was buried in Medinat Nasr, in eastern Cairo, with his family present. The funeral prayer was...

Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies, official sources say

Cairo Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said. "He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital...

Nigeria suicide blast kills 30 football fans in Borno

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern Nigeria, while watching a televised football match, officials say. Another 40 were injured in the triple suicide bombing, according to the state emergency management agency. The bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in...

Bobi Wine promoter missing, army denies kidnap

Andrew Mukasa, the proprietor of Bajjo Events and Marketing Agency Limited, has been missing since Saturday when he was last seen being bundled into a waiting van by armed security agents at Centenary Park in Kampala, Uganda. Mr Mukasa was dragged from a press conference by men...

Gunmen on motorcycles kill 34 villagers in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria, Gunmen have killed 34 people in Nigeria's northern Zamfara state where criminal gangs have been terrorising remote villages, police said Sunday. Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed into neighbouring Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa villages in Shinkafi district late Friday and shot dead 34 people, state...

Tanzania ‘in danger’ following Ebola cases in Uganda: minister

Nairobi, Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda. "I want to alert the public that there is the threat of an Ebola epidemic in...

Omar al-Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Khartoum, Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday. The announcement came more than two months after the military overthrew Bashir on April 11 following months...

Explosion kills eight, injures 16 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said. "We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast," the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast...

Why social media is turning #BlueForSudan

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and US singer Demi Lovato are among the many social media influencers to have turned their profile pictures various shades of blue, in a show of solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Sudan. Last week, dozens of protesters died in a violent crackdown at...

Sudan opposition chief demands unbiased probe on protest

OMDOURMAN, Sudan's veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called Friday for an "objective" international investigation into last week's deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such a probe. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum for weeks were dispersed...

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

GENEVA, The World Health Organization emergency committee was meeting Friday on whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda. The WHO panel, which was formed in 2005, has used the label "public...

Uganda plans Ebola vaccination for health workers

The authorities in Uganda are planning to start an Ebola vaccination campaign in the western district of Kasese, which saw two deaths from the virus earlier this week. Those who died had crossed over form the Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 1,400 people have died from...

DR Congo applies for admission to East African Community

The Democratic Republic of Congo has formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC). The vast natural resource-rich central African country is seeking to join the regional bloc after various behind-the-scenes rapprochements. Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi this week wrote to his Rwandan counterpart Paul...
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