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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo
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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

A Catholic choir sings during the inauguration of the new Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo in Kinshasa on November 25, 2018. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election […]

Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel
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Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel

Chadian President Idriss Deby (AFP Photo/Ashraf Shazly) Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations. It will be the first visit by a leader of the Muslim-majority West […]

Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president
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Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 29, 2018 former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses media during a surprise press conference at his residence "Blue Roof " in Harare, on the eve of the country's first election since he was ousted from office last year. – Mugabe, who held […]

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’
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Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 5, 2017 Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba attends the closing ceremony of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville. – Gabon's Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, […]

Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger
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Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger

Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.<br />Photo/Wikipedia Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram […]

Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese
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Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese

Zambian presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema/ AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA Zambian police on Tuesday questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension in the country. Hichilema, of the United Party for National Development (UPND) party, was last year detained […]

University professor, employee kidnapped in Cameroon
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University professor, employee kidnapped in Cameroon

[FILE PHOTO] Professor and staff member of the University of Buea in troubled western Cameroon have been kidnapped A professor and staff member of the University of Buea in troubled western Cameroon have been kidnapped, a statement received by AFP on Sunday said. Charles Doumta, on the Health Sciences faculty, […]

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre
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Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the World Day of the Poor, on November 18, 2018 at Saint Peter's basilica in Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest […]

South Africa president to pay back $35,000 campaign funds
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South Africa president to pay back $35,000 campaign funds

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Chadian President Idris Deby pose on November 17, 2018 with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (2nd row 3rdR) and Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa for a family photo on the sidelines of a AU summit in Addis Ababa. (Photo by MICHAEL […]

South Africa’s Zuma seeks to have corruption case scrapped
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South Africa’s Zuma seeks to have corruption case scrapped

[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma […]

Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims
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Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims

Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina talks to media after casting his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. – Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO […]

‘Fake reality’ at Ivory Coast ex-leader’s ICC trial
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‘Fake reality’ at Ivory Coast ex-leader’s ICC trial

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrives for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Dejong/Pool Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo must be freed by the International Criminal Court because his trial for crimes against humanity has […]

Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count
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Madagascar ex-president Rajoelina leads in vote count

Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. – Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP) Former […]

Sudan says ready to work with US to get off terror blacklist
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Sudan says ready to work with US to get off terror blacklist

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir gestures during a peace ceremony at John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, on October 31, 2018. – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years to take part in a peace ceremony. (Photo […]

Olonisakin calls for international efforts to stop terrorism
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Olonisakin calls for international efforts to stop terrorism

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, on Tuesday asked for increased cooperation among regional and international organisations to put an end to the reign of the Boko Haram Terrorist organisation in the Lake Chad Basin. Olonisakin, who delivered a paper at a plenary during the Dakar International Forum […]