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Five killed in twin attacks on Burkina Faso 2019-10-19 13:29:43Four soldiers and a police officer were killed and 11 more injured in twin attacks early Saturday in the north of Burkina Faso, the army said in a sta

Despite journalist’s royal pardon, Morocco is far from 2019-10-18 11:04:22Under the weight of international pressure, Morocco’s monarchy on Wednesday granted journalist Hajar Raissouni a pardon after she was sentenced

Kenyan port of Mombasa becomes world's new drug 2019-10-18 06:50:26The Kenyan city of Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, has become the capital of a new drug trafficking route. Heroin from Asia and cocaine from

The women who fought apartheid 2019-10-17 07:26:57When we talk about the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, we most often think of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Walter Sisulu - but what about

Moroccan king pardons journalist jailed for having an 2019-10-16 13:02:15Morocco’s king has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist sentenced to a year in prison last month for extramarital sex and an abortion, along w

Violence against women: South African police take to 2019-10-15 12:01:44

Egypt: Jailed activist Ramy Shaath 'is a prisoner 2019-10-15 10:01:51Céline Lebrun-Shaath is the wife of Ramy Shaath, a Palestinian-Egyptian activist who has been jailed in Egypt since July. Ramy S

Islamic NGOs mobilise to aid Mozambique's population (1/3) 2019-10-15 05:50:52Islamic NGOs are active in Mozambique, with some of them running secular schools as well as building health centres, houses and mosques.

Old foes face off for Mozambique's elections in 2019-10-15 05:18:01Some 13 million voters head to the polls in Mozambique on Tuesday for presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections seen as key to consolidatin

Mozambique votes amid hopes of capitalising on energy 2019-10-15 05:11:20Mozambicans are voting today in the country’s fifth presidential election after the most violent campaign period on record. The two main parties

Conservative academic Kais Saied elected president of Tunisia, 2019-10-14 12:50:08Conservative political outsider Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidential election by a landslide taking 72.71 percent of the votes, the North A

Conservative professor Saied wins Tunisia presidential election, exit 2019-10-13 14:51:13Conservative academic Kais Saied, a political outsider, was headed for a landslide victory in Tunisia's presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival

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Zimbabwe says 55 elephants die from starvation after 2019-10-21 10:24:17HARARE (Reuters) - At least 55 elephants have died in a game park in western Zimbabwe since September from starvation caused by a severe drought, the

British-born Nigerian actor hopes black skinhead film will 2019-10-21 09:51:28LAGOS (Reuters) - British-born Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was taken into foster care by a white family near London as a baby in the 1960s. As a youth, t

Putin steps up drive for clout in Africa 2019-10-21 09:15:25MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia's push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, sayi

Botswana faces first close election contest since independence 2019-10-21 08:34:38GABERONE, (Reuters) - For the first time since it won independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana faces a genuine electoral contest on Wednesday, as a

Sudan rebel leader says government agreed to open 2019-10-21 06:56:36JUBA (Reuters) - Sudan has agreed to open humanitarian access to war-torn areas of the country for the first time in eight years as part of a new road

Rioting migrants torch cars, injure policeman at Maltese 2019-10-21 05:54:56VALLETTA (Reuters) - Rioting migrants in Malta set at least five staff cars on fire and injured a policeman in their holding centre as they demanded t

Lion Air 737 MAX families set for crash 2019-10-21 05:43:22JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according

South Africa will soon announce CEO for crisis-hit 2019-10-21 02:57:20JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the government will soon announce a permanent CEO for state-run E

Police free nearly 150 from school in northern 2019-10-20 04:22:30KADUNA (Reuters) - Police said on Saturday they had freed nearly 150 students from a purported school in northern Nigeria that claimed it was teachin

Militants kill five in twin attacks on Burkina 2019-10-20 04:20:49DAKAR (Reuters) - Four soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe ar

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East Africa: Let Egypt Be Fair Over Nile New! 2019-10-22 08:39:28[Nation] The importance of the River Nile to Egypt's survival cannot be gainsaid.

Ethiopia: Saudi Firm Kicks Off Solar Projects Worth New! 2019-10-22 08:35:40[Addis Fortune] The Saudi Arabian power company that just one month ago won a contract to develop two solar farms, which will have 250MW in combined c

East Africa: South Sudan Pays $3m Arrears Owed New! 2019-10-22 07:58:18[East African] South Sudan has reportedly paid $3 million of the $27 million it owes the East African Community Secretariat in annual membership fee a

Africa: Energy Aid Neglects 'Health Emergency' Fuelled By New! 2019-10-22 07:39:58[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Paltry sums of international funding are being allocated to help poor families cook with modern, clean methods

South Africa: Equality Court Clears DA MP Dianne New! 2019-10-22 07:39:15[News24Wire] The Equality Court has cleared Democratic Alliance (DA) member of Parliament Dianne Kohler Barnard, after a former party staffer accused

Africa: Africa's Investment Drive Gathers Pace New! 2019-10-22 07:28:49[IPS] Rome -Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a "synchronised slowdown" in global economic growth, yet Africa's investment drive is still

South Africa: Bain Denies It Has Withheld Evidence New! 2019-10-22 07:25:06[News24Wire] Global management consultancy Bain & Company has denied it withheld any evidence about the role it played at the SA Revenue Service,

South Africa: Can Large Asset Management Firms Channel New! 2019-10-22 07:14:58[Daily Maverick] It's a non-starter, impossible, and goes against the objective of BEE that strives to not give handouts to emerging black firms but

South Africa: Treasury Confirms Mini Budget Date New! 2019-10-22 07:12:24[SAnews.gov.za] Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will table the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament 30 October 2019, said the Minis

Nigeria: Banks Disown MTN, Say They Made No New! 2019-10-22 07:08:40[Premium Times] Nigerian banks have denied asking MTN to impose a new charge on customers for using the telecom firm's access codes to conduct financ

South Africa: SAA Revises Flight Schedule New! 2019-10-22 07:08:32[SAnews.gov.za] South African Airways (SAA) may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake co

South Africa: Eskom Takes Deloitte to Court New! 2019-10-22 06:57:50[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom is seeking to recover ill-gotten funds from Deloitte Consulting.

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