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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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South Africa: About 30,000 protesters call on Jacob Zuma to quit

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets demanding the resignation of scandal-tainted Zuma, who for now retains the support of the ruling ANC. According to local media, Members of the ruling African National Congress party assaulted several protesters participating in a Johannesburg march organized by the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s biggest opposition party. Some […]

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Nigeria: Ex oil minister Alison-Madueke charged for graft allegations

Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been charged for money laundering by the West African nation’s Federal High Court in Lagos. Alison-Madueke, who was minister from 2010 until May 2015 under former president Goodluck Jonathan, is accused of bribing members of the National Electoral Commission before the 2015 national election, the Economic and Financial […]

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South Africa’s Zuma sacks finance minister

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Thursday. Pravin Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, the president’s office said in a statement. Gordhan’s sacking comes after a months-long battle with Zuma over government spending and control of the public purse. Gordhan […]

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IOM: Nearly 26,590 African Migrants & Refugees Reached Europe in 2017

A total of 26,589 African migrants and refugees have reached Europe by sea during the first three months of 2017, with over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece, according to the International Organization for Migration. During the same period, 649 migrants lost their lives against 566 deaths recorded during […]

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Some 60k South Sudanese refugees flee to Sudan in 2017 – UNHCR

The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Wednesday said about 60,000 South Sudanese have crossed borders to neighboring Sudan in the first quarter of 2017 as famine spreads and fighting continues. More than 365 000 South Sudanese refugees, most of them women and children have arrived in Sudan since the world youngest nation has been engulfed […]

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