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Regional leaders call for calm ahead of Zimbabwe poll ruling
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Regional leaders call for calm ahead of Zimbabwe poll ruling

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during the Defence Forces Day celebrations held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on August 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA Southern African leaders on Saturday called for calm in Zimbabwe as the country awaits a Constitutional Court hearing on President Emmerson […]

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Child victims of DR Congo Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’:UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on Aug. 1, and the UN children’s agency reported that more than 50 […]

Egypt president approves law tightening internet controls
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Egypt president approves law tightening internet controls

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the internet in the country, the […]

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims
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Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

Supporters of Mali's incoumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, gesture as they celebrate at his election campaign headquarters in Bamako on August 16, 2018, after the official anouncement of votes in Mali's second round presidential election. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning 67.17 […]

Namibian leader slams critics of African leaders
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Namibian leader slams critics of African leaders

President Hage Geingob of Namibia gestures during an interview with Reuters in central London, Britain December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the […]

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80
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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 5, 2016 Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan (L) delivers his address whil during a meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon with the multi sector advisory body to find lasting solution to Myanmar's stateless Rohingya Muslims.<br />Former United […]

Madagascar president confirms bid for second term
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Madagascar president confirms bid for second term

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina attends the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar officially confirmed Friday he would seek […]

Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide
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Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2018 Mali's incumbent president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita addresses his supporters during his last political rally in Bamako ahead of the runoff vote in Mali's presidential election on August 12, 2018. Keita was re-elected as Mali's president with 67% of the vote […]

Mali presidential election results postponed to Thursday
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Mali presidential election results postponed to Thursday

Supporters of Malian Opposition leader and presidential candidate SoumaIila Cisse, some holding his portrait, gather to celebrates in the front of Cisse's residence on August 13, 2018 in Bamako a day after runoff vote in Mali's presidential election. Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential […]

Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy
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Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest […]

DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment
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DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

A World Health Organization (WHO) worker administers a vaccination during the launch of a campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in the port city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on […]

Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician
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Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician

Musician turned politician, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi commonly known as "Bobi wine" (C) waves to his supporters in a suburb of Kampala on June 29, 2017. For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency […]

Hundreds of polling stations closed in tense Mali runoff
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Hundreds of polling stations closed in tense Mali runoff

Supporters of Malian Opposition leader and presidential candidate SoumaIila Cisse, some holding his portrait, gather to celebrates in the front of Cisse's residence on August 13, 2018 in Bamako a day after runoff vote in Mali's presidential election. Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential […]

Tunisia’s president announces draft inheritance equality bill
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Tunisia’s president announces draft inheritance equality bill

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi / AFP PHOTO / TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY / HO / Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. “I propose to make equal inheritance a law”, he said in a televised […]

Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election ‘behind us’
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Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election ‘behind us’

Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI […]

Egypt says 12 ‘terrorists’ killed in Sinai shootout
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Egypt says 12 ‘terrorists’ killed in Sinai shootout

Egyptian army. / AFP PHOTO / Khaled DESOUKI Egyptian security forces have killed “terrorists” in a shootout in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, where the Islamic State group is active, an interior ministry source said Sunday. The Egyptian army has since February been conducting a major operation focused on […]