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Kenya: Plane crash leaves one dead, five injured PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 September 2016 15:28

Police and people observe the wreckage of a light plane that crashed near Sanctuary Farm in Naivasha, Kenya, September 8, 2016. (AP photo)

By Staff reporter

A plane crash has left one Polish national dead and five others injured in Kenya's Rift Valley.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2016 15:37
Gabon:Jean Ping challenges election result PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 September 2016 15:20

By Staff reporter and agencies

Gabon's opposition leader, Jean Ping, has lodged an appeal with the constitutional court against what he says were rigged elections last month.

Zimbabwe:To cut 25,000 civil service jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 September 2016 15:15

By Staff reporter and agencies

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has announced that the government is going to cut 25,000 jobs in the civil service because it cannot afford to foot the bill, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.

Egypt: Names five former generals as provincial governors PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:42

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ©AFP

By Staff reporter

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has named five former army generals as new provincial governors as part of appointments that increase the influence of military and security figures on crucial bodies.

Niger : 38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by floods PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:34

The file photo shows homes in Niger inundated by heavy flooding.

By Staff reporter

Recent heavy floods in Niger have killed more than three dozen people and left tens of thousands of others homeless, a United Nations (UN) report says.

Angola:Rebels claim to have killed 12 soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:26

The file photo shows soldiers and officers of the Angolan armed forces.

By Michele A.Nsumbu

Angola’s rebels claim they have killed 12 soldiers in clashes that erupted in the oil-rich north of the country.

Niger:New armed group threatens to attack Niger's uranium mines PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:20

The file photo shows Nigerien soldiers patrolling near Bosso in Niger. (AFP)

By Issa Maharaj

A new armed group has threatened to carry out attacks on Niger’s uranium mines in protest against marginalization of the minority Toubou population.

Nigeria:Army detains suspected Avengers militants PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:12

The file photo shows Nigerian army soldiers.

By Africafrique and agencies

Nigeria’s army says it has arrested militants suspected of working with Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), including their leader, for conducting sabotage activities against the country’s oil and gas facilities.

Gabon:EU questions validity of presidential election PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:04

Mourners pay their respect by an improvised memorial for those who perished during post-election unrest in Libreville, Gabon, September 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

By Staff reporter

A European Union (EU) observer mission has cast doubt on the validity of the recent controversial presidential election in Gabon, which saw incumbent President Ali Bongo win by a slim margin.

Gabon:Justice minister resigns in protest at disputed vote results PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:49

Supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping face security forces (unseen) in Libreville on August 31, 2016. ©AFP

By Staff reporter

Gabon’s justice minister has resigned in protest at the government’s failure to recount the ballots cast in the African country’s controversial presidential election, which has sparked violent street protests in recent days.

Tunisia: UN-brokered Libya talks kicked off PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:41

Libyan political leaders attend a UN-sponsored meeting of the Libya Dialogue committee on September 5, 2016 in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.  (AFP photo)

By Mahmoud Islam

Libyan politicians have started UN-brokered talks in Tunisia to discuss the power struggle between warring political parties and the threat posed by Takfiri militants who are undermining stability in the North African country.

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