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Nigeria:Ex minister 'stole $6bn of public money' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:21

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A former government minister in Nigeria stole $6bn of public money, a state governor has alleged.

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Libya:Saif al-Islam Gaddafi sentenced to death PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:14

By Staff reporter and agencies

A court in Libya has sentenced , son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

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Africa:"Nobody should be president for life"-Barack Obama PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:58

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

By Staff reporter and agencies

US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.

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Gambia:President grants pardons but coup plotters remain on death row PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 July 2015 09:55

By Staff reporter

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh pardoned several death-row inmates on Wednesday, the 21st anniversary of his arrival to power, but notably excluded those accused of launching a failed coup in December.

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Burundi:EU to review cooperation following polls PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 July 2015 09:47

A man casts his ballot as he votes in Burundi's presidential election at a polling station in Bujumbura on July 21, 2015. ©AFP

By Staff reporter

The European Union (EU) says it plans to review its cooperation with Burundi following Tuesday’s presidential polls boycotted by the opposition.

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Nigeria:Boko Haram still holds territories -Officials PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 July 2015 09:43

This file photo shows residents standing near the remains of a bus targeted in a bomb attack in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum. ©AFP

By Staff reporter

Boko Haram Takfiri militants are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria's troubled northeast, local governors say.

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Zambia:The troubled presidency PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:23

By Michael Chawe

On October 28, 2014, Zambia’s fifth president Michael Sata died in a London Hospital, the news, sad as it was, was not the first Zambians had woken up to information of such magnitude.

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South Sudan:War taking devastating toll on civilians-UN PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:14

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A senior UN official for humanitarian affairs has warned about the “devastating” burden on the civilians South Sudan as a result of the persisting conflict between army troops and rebel forces in the deeply-divided African state.

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Nigeria:Boko Haram raid kills eight civilians PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:09

Soldiers speak to people standing away from houses burnt by Boko Haram  at Zabarmari, a farming village near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on July 3, 2015.  (AFP photo)

By Staff reporter

Suspected Boko Haram Takfiri militants have gunned down at least eight people during a raid on a village in the troubled northeast Nigeria, local residents say.

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Libya:40 migrants feared dead after boat sinks - UNHCR PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:59

A migrant resting in Ventimiglia near the Italian-French border post on June 22, 2015 where a group of migrants has been camping since being denied entry into France. © AFP

By Agencies

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says at least 40 people are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of troubled Libya as they were seeking to cross the Mediterranean Sea en route to southern Europe. 

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Somalia:Forces liberate key city from al-Shabab militants PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:55

A Somali soldier stands guard next to the site where al-Shabab militants carried out a bombing attack against a military intelligence base in Mogadishu on June 21, 2015. (© AFP)

By Staff reporter

Somali and African Union forces have liberated the city of Baardheere in southwestern Somalia that served as one of the few remaining strongholds of Takfiri al-Shabab militants in the restive country, military sources say.

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