Grace Mugabe Granted Diplomatic Immunity by S.A Gov’t

Grace Mugabe Granted Diplomatic Immunity by S.A Gov’t South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday. The source said there was “no way” Mrs. Mugabe, 52, […]

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40 Killed In Landslide In Eastern Congo

40 Killed In Landslide In Eastern Congo Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday. Seismic and volcanic activity have been responsible for a number of landslides in the region in recent years. This comes barely a week […]

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Spain Police On Hunt For Van Driver Who Killed 13 in Barcelona

Spain Police On Hunt For Van Driver Who Killed 13 in Barcelona A manhunt was underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. Authorities said the death toll could […]

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Kenya Police Watchdog Probes At Least 28 Election-Related Deaths

Kenya Police Watchdog Probes At Least 28 Election-Related Deaths A Kenya police monitor has begun investigating at least 28 deaths following last week’s disputed elections, and investigators have already attended the autopsies of a young girl and a baby allegedly killed by the police, officials said on Thursday. The government-funded but civilian-run Independent Police Oversight […]

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I Will Sack Wenger If I Buy Arsenal – Dangote

I Will Sack Wenger If I Buy Arsenal – Dangote Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, who ranks as Africa’s richest person, has said he will he will sack Arsena’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger if he succeeds in buying the English Premier League club, Bloomberg news agency reports. In an interview with the agency, Dangote said he […]

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Over Seven Al-Shabab Militants Killed in Air Strike

Over Seven Al-Shabab Militants Killed in Air Strike Atleast seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a security operation in Somalia’s Middle Juba region, the government has said. Residents in Jilib town told the BBC that there had been air strikes in the area. A government official said the operation had been conducted “in coordination […]

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Al-Shabab Defector Denounces Group

Al-Shabab Defector Denounces Group Abu Mansur Robow, the former al-Shabaab deputy leader, has formally renounced links with the militant Islamist group. Robow, also known as Abu Mansur, was speaking at a press confrence in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Three days ago, he defected to the government. Abu Mansur Robow was one of the founders of al-Shabab, […]

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Nearly 400 Bodies Uncovered From Sierra Leone Mudslide

Nearly 400 Bodies Uncovered From Sierra Leone Mudslide Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday. He said that he expected at least 500 bodies to be uncovered as the search continues. Many people […]

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Suspected Somali Militants Kill 5 Kenyan Police Officers

Suspected Somali Militants Kill 5 Kenyan Police Officers Suspected Somali Islamist militants killed five police officers in an ambush in northeastern Kenya on Tuesday, according to police sources. The attack, in which the officers’ weapons were stolen and their vehicle torched, was the latest in a string of deadly assaults on Kenyan security forces near […]

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Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 In Northeast Nigeria

Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 In Northeast Nigeria A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby […]

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Eleven Die When Boat Capsizes Off Kenya’s Lamu

Eleven Die When Boat Capsizes Off Kenya’s Lamu Eleven people drowned when the boat they were travelling in capsized in turbulent waters in the Indian Ocean off Kenya, officials and witnesses said on Monday. Ten of the dead were members of the same family and were heading to a local airport to catch a flight […]

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Uhuru Tells Opposition To Challenge Vote In Court

Uhuru Tells Opposition To Challenge Vote In Court Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the opposition on Monday to avoid violent protests and take any complaints they have over last week’s election to court. Kenyatta also urged police to use restraint as they handled pockets of protests and anger that have erupted since he was announced […]

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Kenyans Shun Odinga’s Strike Call

Kenyans Shun Odinga’s Strike Call Many Kenyans have strongly rejected opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a strike over disputed elections. In the capital Nairobi and other cities, many shops were open on Monday. At least 24 people have been killed in violence since the 8 August election, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights […]

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18 Killed In Burkina Faso Terror Attack

18 Killed In Burkina Faso Terror Attack At least 18 people have been killed and eight wounded in a gun attack in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. The gunmen, thought to be jihadists, fired on customers on the terrace before making their way inside. Two attackers were killed in a siege […]

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Annan Warns Kenyan Leaders On Rhetoric, Actions

Annan Warns Kenyan Leaders On Rhetoric, Actions Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan told political leaders in Kenya on Saturday to be “careful with their rhetoric and actions” and urged opposition leader Raila Odinga to pursue any complaints over the vote in court. The warning from Annan, who mediated during a post-election crisis a decade […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari Ready To Go Home’ After Treatment In UK

Nigeria’s Buhari Ready To Go Home’ After Treatment In UK Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African leader has recently faced questions at home over whether he is well enough to run the country. Since the […]

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Don’t Go For Work, Odinga Tells Kenyans

Don’t Go For Work, Odinga Tells Kenyans Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged supporters to stay away from work on Monday and accused the government of having planned to rig elections and murder his supporters. “(The) Jubilee (party) have spilt the blood of innocent people. Tomorrow there is no work,” Odinga told a crowd of […]

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Pressure Grows On Kenyan Opposition To Concede Defeat

Pressure Grows On Kenyan Opposition To Concede Defeat Kenya was largely quiet on Sunday following violence in the aftermath of elections, as opposition leader Raila Odinga came under growing international pressure to concede defeat. The election commission on Friday declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential poll by 1.4 million votes. International observers said […]

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Over 24 Already Gunned Down In Kenya’s Post-Election Unrest

Over 24 Already Gunned Down In Kenya’s Post-Election Unrest Kenyan police have killed at least 24 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. However, the NASA opposition coalition, led […]

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Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 30 Fishermen In Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 30 Fishermen In Northeast Nigeria Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 fishermen in raids on communities around Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, the governor of Borno state, residents and military sources said on Tuesday. The raids are part of renewed attacks by the militant Islamist group which, prior […]

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