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Terrorism surge: Uganda court jails Muslim leader, others for life

A court in Uganda on Tuesday sentenced a Muslim group leader, Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, and three associates over conviction on terrorism charges, local media reports. Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, leader of a radical Muslim faction Tabliqs, was arrested along with 13 other associates after a dozen senior Muslim figures in the East African nation […]

Angola elections: Over 4500 security forces deployed in restive Cabinda

At least 4,570 law enforcement agents have been deployed to the restive Cabinda province disputed by secessionists as Angolans head to the polls this Wednesday for elections that will mark the end of President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year rule. According to the police commander of the restive province, Eusébio Domingos de Almeida e Costa, […]

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Angola votes to replace dos Santos after 38 years

Angolans are preparing to go to the polls on Wednesday to choose a new president as the country’s long-serving ruler Jose Eduardo dos Santos is stepping down after thirty eight years in power. Electioneering campaigns in the central African oil-rich ended on Monday (August 21) two clear days to the opening of polls.The People’s Movement […]

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari in fist speech after a 103-day absence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians after he spent more than one hundred days in London for medical treatment. His absence sparked numerous protests, including demands for his resignation, as well as calls for more transparency about his health condition. After thanking Nigerians for their prayers, the 74-year-old leader indicated that separatists calling […]

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Zambia drops treason charges against main opposition leader

The Zambian state prosecutor on Wednesday released the country’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, from jail after the government dropped treason charges against him and five others. The prosecutor, in the early hours of Wednesday filed a ‘nolle prosequi’ in the case where Hichilema and five others were supposed to stand trial. The defendants had pleaded […]

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Africa-US AGOA forum ends in Lomé with no change to the deal

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) free trade deal forum ended in Togo’s Capital Lomé on Thursday with no significant change to the deal. The annual forum, which is a platform for promoting stronger economic ties between the United States and qualifying sub-Saharan African countries that receive enhanced US market access under AGOA, ended with […]

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AU Okays Kenyan elections, calls opposition to exercise restraint

Business is still slow in Nairobi 48 hours after the disputed election results were announced as many remain fearful of the aftermath. Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday secured a second term with 54.2 percent against Raila Odinga’s 44.8 percent, the Electoral commission said. Despite the chaotic situation in the capital and in Kisumu on Wednesday, the […]

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Tanzania’s first quarter growth slows to 5.7 %

Tanzania’s economic growth slowed to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of this year from 6.8 percent previously, the statistics office of the East African nation said on Thursday. Tanzania’s annual GDP growth rate averaged 7% over the past 5 years, making it one of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world and beating […]

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Zimbabwe to build $1 billion University honoring Mugabe

Zimbabwe veteran leader Robert Mugabe and his cabinet on Wednesday, approved plans to build a $1 billion high-tech university named after him in Mashonaland Central Province in the Southern African nation. “The ministry is privileged and excited about Cabinet’s decision to establish the Robert Mugabe University,” Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister […]

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Kenya: incumbent Kenyatta takes lead in tightly contested polls

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a significant lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s polls in the East African nation. With results from 80 per cent of the 41,000 polling stations declared, the electoral commission said President Kenyatta was leading Mr Odinga by 54.9 per cent to 44.3 per cent. The figures are […]

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