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Nigeria: Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye dead PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:32

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By Staff reporter

The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC.

DR Congo:3 Dead, Thousands Homeless in Bushfires PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:21

At Least 3 Dead, Thousands Homeless in DR Congo Bushfires

Michele A. Nsumbu

At least three people have been killed and thousands left homeless by bush fires raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and NGO officials said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:23
S Sudan:Warned of sanctions if peace deal fails PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:12

The UN Security Council members listen as Ellen Margrethe Loj, the special representative of the secretary-general and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), speaks on the situation in South Sudan on August 25, 2015.

By Staff reporter

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has warned South Sudan that it would consider imposing an arms embargo and additional sanctions if the country’s warring sides fail to implement a new peace deal.

Libya:UN to host new round of peace talks next week PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:07

United Nations special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (2nd R) sits during peace talks between rival Libyan factions at the UN Office in Geneva on August 12, 2015. (AFP photo)

By Staff reporter

The United Nations says it will host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week.

Egypt:2 killed as police forces, armed men clash PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:01

Egyptian riot policemen stand in front of the damaged national security building in northern Cairo's district of Shubra on August 20, 2015. (© AFP)

By Africafrique and agencies

At least two people have been killed when clashes broke out between security forces and a group of anti-government armed men in the country’s northern central province of Faiyum.

Somalia:Scores dead in clashes between government and al-Shebab PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:56

A file photo of Somali soldiers

By Staff reporter

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in clashes between government forces and members of the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia.

Libya:Toll in refugee boat disaster could rise to 300 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:51

An armed man stands guard as migrants rescued by Libyan coastguard after their boat sank on August 27, 2015 sit in a security center between the coastal cities of Subrata and Zuwara, west of the capital, Tripoli. (© AFP)

By Africafrique and agencies

The death toll from a recent refugee shipwreck off the coast of Libya could rise to 300 as many are still missing following the tragic sinking of their overcrowded boats.

Burundi:President wants enemies ‘destroyed’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:45

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza makes a speech after being sworn in for a third term, August 20, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

By Staff Reporter

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for groups that he said threaten national security to be “destroyed.”

DR Congo:Irish court grounds Congo Airways plane over debt row PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 August 2015 21:31

Illustration of Congo Airways Airbus A320-200

By Michelle A Nsumbu

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government, Congo's prime minister and local media said.

Burundi:Opposition activist shot dead PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 August 2015 21:19

protesters running away from police during protests in Bujumbura

By Staff reporter

Bujumbura - A Burundian opposition activists has been shot dead east of the capital Bujumbura, witnesses said on Sunday, as violence linked to the controversial election victory of President Pierre Nkurunziza persists.

Zimbabwe:Government has 'no idea' what happened to missing activist PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 August 2015 19:46

Itai Dzamara

By Staff reporter

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's government insists it still has "no answers" for what happened to an activist who's been missing since March, fending off accusations the authorities masterminded his disappearance, it was reported.

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