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Kenya: President Warns against Violence Ahead of Polls

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday warns against violence among rival camps within his party ahead of primaries. Two parliamentary candidates have been victims this week after being caught up in such a clash, Reuters reported. The East African nation, where disputed election results in 2007 stoked ethnic violence across the country, goes to the […]

Nigeria: Meningitis Deaths reach 745

An outbreak of Meningitis in Nigeria has killed 745 people as of Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, as Africa’s most populous nation attempts to tackle the surge in infections. A Meningitis epidemic two year ago killed 1,100 people and infected more than 10,000 in the country and neighbouring Niger. “We need all […]

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Zambian opposition leader could face death penalty

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason on Tuesday for allegedly trying to overthrow President Edgar Lungu. The leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) was initially charged with treason for obstructing Lungu’s motorcade. Officials stated that Hichilema blocked Lungu’s motorcade with his own convoy of vehicles during a traditional […]

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Zimbabwe: School authorities urged to accept livestock as tuition fees

Drought-hit and Cash-strapped Zimbabwe government this week agreed on plans to pay  school fees in the Southern African nation using livestock or labour for the schools. The government last weekend urges school authorities to be flexible and not turn away pupils because their parents don’t have money to pay tuition fees. Speaking to local media, […]

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Japan troops exit from S. Sudan peacekeeping mission

A contingent of Japanese troops has departed from South Sudan on Monday from U.N. peacekeeping mission in the famine and war-stricken nation. According to Reuters, the strong contingent based in the capital city Juba, has helped build infrastructure in the landlocked and impoverished country. “The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the […]

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Egypt: 13 terrorists arrested for plotting attacks against amid Easter celebration

The Egyptian interior ministry announced Sunday the arrest of 13 terrorists across the country accused of plotting terror attacks against state officials, institutions and Christians one week after two subside bombings killed at least 45 people. The terrorists according to the ministry were arrested in four provinces, including Alexandria where a subside bomber killed several […]

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Libya: UN embargo making Russian arm supplies difficult, Haftar

Renegade Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar stated that the signed arms deal with the “Russian friends” are being hampered by the 2011 UN arms embargo on Libya considering that it “makes it difficult” to implement these contracts because Moscow would only resume supply when it is lifted. Haftar stressed that the Libyan National Army (LNA) will […]

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Uganda: University lecturer jailed for insulting Museveni

Ugandan prominent University lecturer and activist, Stella Nyanzi, was jailed to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged with insulting the East African nation’s president, Yoweri Museveni. Stella Nyanzi, a postdoctoral research fellow at Makerere University, was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication. She pleaded not guilty to both counts and said President […]

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Zambia: police teargased opposition leader’s house in a midnight raid

The house of Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader whose party lost the August general election to Edgar Lungu, was attacked by security forces early on Tuesday morning in a bid to arrest him, local media reported. United Party for National Development, party of the perennial presidential candidate said on its Facebook account that police […]

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Egypt: Pope Francis decries Palm Sunday terrorist attacks

Catholic Holy Father Pope Francis on Sunday condemned bomb attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 45 dead in Egypt. The pontiff who is due to visit Egypt later this month expressed his “deepest condolences” to all Egyptians and to the head of the Coptic Church, who is due to be one of […]

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