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Mauritanians head to polls in historic election 2019-06-22 03:07:50For the first time in 59 years of independence, Mauritanians vote on Saturday for a successor to a democratically-elected president, though a governme

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres 2019-06-22 01:29:08Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country.

Dakar, the new tech hub 2019-06-21 11:46:16This week, Tech 24 takes us to Senegal, a West African nation that's becoming a tech hub on the continent. With a good internet connection plus many

‘Military council came to power without a plan’, 2019-06-20 18:46:12Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called for an independent probe into the deadly June 3 crackdown on protestors and a "non-part

Jihadists kill 17 civilians in raid north of 2019-06-19 20:10:51Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a night-time raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Wednes

The 2015 Garissa University Massacre 2019-06-19 19:43:51The April 2, 2015, attack was carried out by four gunmen from al-Shabaab, a Somali jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda

Sudanese activists seek justice for mass rapes after 2019-06-19 18:06:23Sudanese activists are struggling to document reports of mass rapes during a June 3 paramilitary crackdown on a Khartoum protest camp. But security fe

Sudan’s Bashir should be handed over or stand 2019-06-19 14:16:03The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday demanded that deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stand trial for the mass killi

Nairobi court hands down first convictions linked to 2019-06-19 14:08:30A Nairobi court on Wednesday handed down the first convictions linked to the 2015 massacre at Garissa University in northeast Kenya which left 148 peo

Timeline of the Mali crisis: uneasy coexistance to 2019-06-19 05:21:42France 24's Charli James and Axelle Simon recount the history of intercommunal violence currently "plaguing" central Mali with the assistance of fr

Anadarko to invest $25 billion in landmark Mozambique 2019-06-18 19:38:28US energy firm Anadarko plans to invest $25 billion (22 billion euros) in developing gas reserves off the northern coast of Mozambique, the government

Death of a president: Egypt's bitter divide over 2019-06-18 14:04:49Mohamed Morsi collapsed in court on Monday after six years of trials and solitary confinement. The Muslim Brotherhood high-up was 67. Turkey's presid

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U.N. rights boss says Sudan must halt repression, 2019-06-24 04:20:58GENEVA (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and the shutd

Ruling party candidate declared winner of Mauritania election 2019-06-24 03:46:14NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election on Sunday, cementing the power o

Sudan court orders company to end military-ordered internet 2019-06-23 09:47:39KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese court ordered telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday to restore internet services, a lawyer said, after they were seve

Ethiopia's army chief, top regional officials killed in 2019-06-23 09:43:31ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks

Early Mauritania poll results show ruling party candidate 2019-06-23 07:59:24NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Early poll results put Mauritania ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani comfortably ahead after Saturday's presidentia

Sudan's main opposition coalition says agreed to mediator 2019-06-23 05:44:06KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition coalition said on Saturday it had received a draft agreement from the Ethiopian mediator and had agreed

West African task force says troops killed 42 2019-06-23 05:33:06ABUJA (Reuters) - West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death to

Ethiopia's chief of staff killed in coup attempt 2019-06-23 05:28:51ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's chief of staff and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general

Malawi leader vows to lift economy as protests 2019-06-22 13:15:02LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi's economy will grow 5% in 2019, President Peter Mutharika promised on Friday, in a state of the nation address boycotted

Mauritanians vote for president, with insider tipped to 2019-06-22 13:11:53NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - For the first time since Mauritania's independence, its citizens voted on Saturday for a successor to a democratically-elected

Displaced families suffering subhuman conditions in Ethiopia: Egeland 2019-06-20 13:40:34ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Displaced families are enduring subhuman conditions in Ethiopia without enough food and shelter, Jan Egeland, secretary genera

South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid 2019-06-20 09:27:32JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over

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Sudan: Time Is Reasonable to Restructure CBOs - New! 2019-06-25 05:05:51[SNA] Khartoum -Economic Analyst and Expert Dr. Haytham Mohamed Fathi ,said it is importance for Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) that it should adopt a t

Ghana: 'Rearing for Food and Jobs' Will Develop New! 2019-06-25 04:46:35[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ) campaign, another modu

Ghana: Producer Inflation Drop for the Month of New! 2019-06-25 04:45:54[Ghana Govt.] The Producer Price Inflation (PPI) rate for May 2019 was 6.7 percent which indicates that between May 2018 and May 2019 (year-on-year),

Ghana: Ghana's Economy Grows By 6.7 Per Cent New! 2019-06-25 04:45:50[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 6.7 per cent (year-on-year) in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 5.4 percentage growth

Nigeria: Nigeria's Challenges Are Huge Investment Opportunities - New! 2019-06-25 04:44:35[Premium Times] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were "e

Nigeria: CBN and Its Initiatives to Shore Up New! 2019-06-25 04:17:01[Vanguard] Since the coming on board of President Buhari and his fellow "change agents" in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, one recurrin

Zimbabwe: Opposition Slams Govt's Multi-Currency Ban New! 2019-06-25 04:15:37[New Zimbabwe] The MDC has slammed the Zanu PF led government for "ambushing" citizens through the shock scrapping of the multi-currency regime on M

Namibia: Govt Accepts Blunder On Timber Harvest New! 2019-06-25 04:15:33[Namibian] Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb says he does not know how much timber can be harvested sustainably in Namibia.

Zimbabwe: Multi-Currency Ditch Meant to Protect Civil Servants, New! 2019-06-25 04:12:47[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube has defended government's shock abandonment of the multi-currency system, adding this was also inspired

Zimbabwe: Mixed Feelings Over Govt Scrapping of Multi-Currencies New! 2019-06-25 04:06:26[New Zimbabwe] The business community in Zimbabwe has expressed mixed feelings over government's move to ban the multi-currency system in favour of t

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Blasts Cites Ban On Wildlife Trade New! 2019-06-25 03:58:13[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has castigated the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) for banning trade on wi

Zimbabwe: Chinotimba Corners Chinese Firm Over Nuts Debt New! 2019-06-25 03:55:15[New Zimbabwe] Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba has moved to attach a property belonging to a Chinese owned firm, Sunny Zimbabwe Internationa

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