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Libya: Former Prime Minister Apprehended by Armed Men

Libya: Former Prime Minister Apprehended by Armed Men

Former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zidan, has been taken away by armed men reported to be members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) in Tripoli on Sunday. The former Libyan top ranking government official was lodged at the Victoria Hotel in Tripoli when he was taken under custody. His whereabouts are currently unknown as there […]

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Egypt: Head of railway department steps down following train collision

Medhat Shousha, Head of the country’s railway department resigned Sunday after two trains collided Friday on the outskirt of Alexandria killing over 40 people and wounding at least 170 passengers. The resignation was announced by Transport Minister Hesham Arafat at a press conference following a cabinet meeting. Eight other railways officials have been suspended following […]

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Senegal: Opposition’s coalition to boycott future elections

Senegal’s 91-year-old former president and main opposition coalition leader Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday said the opposition would not participate in any future elections in the West African nation because the parliamentary polls were a “masquerade”. Incumbent president Macky Sall’s coalition took 125 seats in the 165-seat National Assembly after winning nearly 50 percent of the […]

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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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Senegalese singer charged for ‘offending the head of state’

A court in Senegal on Thursday, formally charged a popular singer with “offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news,” AFP reported. Amy Colle Dieng, 39, was arrested on August 3 after unleashing a social media storm with a recording shared via the WhatsApp messaging service and then uploaded to YouTube. The WhatsApp group […]

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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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Kenyans vote in tight, hotly elections to elect President, MPs

More than 19 million Kenyan voters are heading this Tuesday to 40,883 polling stations across the East African nation to elect a president and a new parliament. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, is seeking a second and final five-year term in office but faces solid competition from opposition coalition veteran leader Raila Odinga, 72. Kenyatta, […]

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DR Congo orders internet slowdown for social media

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered telecom companies to slowdown internet capacity for social media contents such as images and videos. “In order to prevent the exchange of abusive images via social media by your subscribers, I ask you to … take technical measures to restrict to a minimum the capacity to […]

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African Growth and Opportunity Act forum kicks-off in Lomé

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked-off in Togo’s capital Lomé on Tuesday. The Forum is bringing together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the United States and Africa. The African Union and regional economic communities […]

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Let’s continue transforming lives, says Kagame after landslide victory

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame, who swept to a massive victory in last weekend’s poll, said the work to continue transforming Rwanda begins now. Kagame won 98.6 per cent of the votes, with rival Frank Habineza winning 0.45 per cent and the independent candidate Phillipe Mpayimana winning 0.72 per cent of the votes, according to […]

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