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DRC: Congolese await vote results of first peaceful power transfer

Congolese are waiting for Sunday election results which will unveil the successor of the outgoing President Joseph Kabila two years after the electoral process was delayed over logistical problems. Millions of Congolese Sunday cast their votes except some 1.26 million in some regions of the country, including the eastern city of Goma the vote has […]

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Sierra Leon: Former Defense minister nabbed in anti-graft campaign

Sierra Leon’s anti-graft commission has detained country’s former defense minister Alfred Paolo Conteh for being mired in some contract back in 2015, reports say. Conteh held defense department under former President Ernest Bai Koroma who led the country from 207 to April this year. The commission also nabbed Sannah Marrah; a former director of the […]

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Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote

Madagascar’s former president Andry Rajoelina has won the country’s presidential run-off vote, electoral commission said. The former leader gained 56% of votes to defeat another former president, Marc Ravalomanana. Both candidates had previously promised to accept the result. However, the two-round election was beset by allegations of fraud from both sides — raising the risk […]

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DR Congo gives EU rep 48 hours to leave before partial election

In Democratic Republic of Congo where voting has been further postponed into meaningless in some regions, Kinshasa has asked the European Union to recall its representative citing targeted sanctions against 14 Congolese officials. The European Union had sanctioned the officials for their roles in repression of anti-Kabila protests. Among the affected officials are Emmanuel Ramazani […]

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Newly IDPs fleeing attacks in northeast Nigeria, top 2,000

After fleeing terrorist attacks, as well as clashes between Government forces and militia, more than 2,000 newly displaced Nigerians have arrived in an already over-stretched camp known as Teacher’s Village, in Maiduguri, the capital of the country’s Borno State. The UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, reported on Thursday that escalating attacks by non-State armed groups […]

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Sudan: Death Toll Rises Amid Growing Turmoil Over Bread Price Hike

Several Sudanese cities and towns have been rocked since last week by widening anti-government protests, triggered by a rise in bread and fuel prices. The demonstrations, which started on December 19 in the city of Atbara, quickly spread across the country, including to the capital Khartoum. In some cities, security forces have used tear gas […]

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Ethiopia: Parliament approves creation of National Reconciliation Commission

Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved the creation of a reconciliation commission to tackle intercommunal ethnic violence. The objective of the Commission is to maintain peace, justice, national unity and consensus and to foster reconciliation among Ethiopians. The commission would also identify the reasons for disputes and violations of human rights, state-run Fana radio said. There […]

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Genocide: France drops charges against Rwandan officials

French investigative magistrates have dropped charges against nine Rwandan officials investigated over the death of the country’s president in 1998. French judges have dropped the long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. A judge accused Tutsi rebels, led by the current president, Paul Kagame, of the […]

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Qatar vows support to Sudan’s Bashir to survive anti-govt protests

Qatar’s Amir, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has pledged to provide every possible support to Sudan as anti-government protests in Sudan entered their second week. The Amir made the pledge during a telephone conversation with the President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, Sudan official news agency SUNA reported. During the phone call, President […]

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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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