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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: Abuja International Airport Reopens to Air Traffic

Nigeria’s International Airport in the capital city Abuja has formally reopened for operations on Tuesday after six weeks of closure. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria’s administrative capital, Abuja, was closed to air traffic six weeks ago to allow works on the damaged runway. An Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 became the first plane to […]

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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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USA: FBI Most Wanted for Email Fraud is from Nigeria

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a press statement released on its website, declared a Nigerian national living in New York wanted for defrauding victims of over $5 million. According to the FBI, Kelechi Declan James, 32, ran an online scheme with four co-conspirators that tricked victims into wiring money to bank […]

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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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DRC to finance polls with internal resources– PM

The new Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bruno Tshibala on Wednesday indicated that the central African mineral-rich nation will organise next presidential polls with the country’s internal resources. “We see no disadvantage to this that there is a booster that would come from our partners, but we will make every effort […]

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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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