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AU, US condemn Burundi president’s spokesperson assassination attempt

The United States and African Union on Wednesday condemned the failed assassination attempt on President Nkurunziza’s spokesperson. Mr Nyamitwe escaped the assassination attempt of Monday night but he was wounded. Burundi’s police spokesman Pierre Nkurukiye said the instructions and plan were passed from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, to someone within the military. The police disclosed […]

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Zimbabwe introduces new “bond notes” currency

Zimbabwe central bank on Monday launched a “bond notes” currency in a last-ditch bid to inject desperately needed cash into its failing economy. The southern African nation is currently facing a critical cash shortage; massive unemployment and food insecurity, as it also battles to clear a foreign debt overhang of over $8bn. The country is […]

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Kenya: Officials embezzled money meant for Olympic team – Report

An investigation by Kenyan ministry of Sport has revealed the country’s officials embezzled money meant for the Rio 2016 Olympic team. According to the report, money earmarked to buy air tickets for team members was instead taken by unidentified ministry officials. The report indicates that the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) also diverted money […]

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Mozambique: Fuel tanker blast kills scores

A fuel truck explosion in Mozambique killed 73 people on Thursday, the government said, indicating that scores of other people were injured. “The incident occurred when citizens tried to take gas from a tanker” in Caphiridzange, in the western Tete province, a few dozen km from the border with the Malawi, a statement from the […]

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COP22 seeks clarity on Trump’s position on climate change

As delegates and negotiators continues talks at the ongoing climate change summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, there is concern about further US involvement in the fight against global warming. Speaking to AFP this weekend, Morocco’s Environment Minister Hakima el Haite though worried, is equally confident the Americans will continue to contribute to the […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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Trump to Deport Illegal Ghanaian Immigrants- Ambassador

The United States ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, said Ghanaians who have overstayed their visas in the United States must be concerned because the new Trump administration will ask them to “depart.” He made the statement few minutes after Donald Trump emerged winner of the U.S. election. “One […]

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COP22: FBI in Morocco to Ensure Security of US Delegation

Some agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrived in Morocco to ensure the safety of the US delegation to take part in the UN conference on climate change (COP22) in the city of Marrakesh, local media Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reports. In less than a week, the North Africa country will […]

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Mauritania: US Embassy Sounds Alarm against Looming Terrorist Attacks

The US embassy in Nouakchott Friday alerted American citizens against looming terrorist attacks in the North African country following calls launched by the Islamic State group on its followers to stage global attacks against US interests and nationals. “The US embassy informs American citizens that the American government has received intelligence indicating that terrorist groups […]

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Nigeria’s Wizkid Crowned with 3 Awards in MTV Africa Music Awards

The Nigerian recording artist and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, walked away with three major awards namely: Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wizkid who gained popularity in the early 2010 with […]

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