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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:40:57 +0200 | Residents in CAR north make the vote
Voters in Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga-Bandoro have made it to the polls for a constitutional referendum after threats of violence by militias prevented their participation.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:18:04 +0200 | Deep divisions ahead of global trade talks in Nairobi
World Trade Organization member countries remain deeply divided ahead of a key conference in Nairobi, with some urging the organisation to abandon talks deadlocked since 2001 and start fresh.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:17:55 +0200 | Kenya charges man for alleged 'attack' plot
A Kenyan man has been charged with receiving Iranian training in Iraq to carry out attacks in the east African country.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:11:44 +0200 | Two years of South Sudan war with peace on paper only
They came for a night fleeing fighting, hammering on the gates of the United Nations base as gunmen rampaged through South Sudan's capital killing and looting.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:30:59 +0200 | CAR constitution vote extended amid violence
Central African Republic extends vote on new constitution to areas hit by violence

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:19:21 +0200 | ISIS executes two for 'witchcraft' and 'spying' in Libya
The Islamic State jihadist group has executed a woman for "witchcraft" and a man accused of spying in its Libyan stronghold, news agencies close to the country's rival authorities say.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:19:07 +0200 | Nigeria ex-adviser charged in arms scandal
A Nigerian ex-presidential adviser has been charged in a $2.1bn arms case.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:00:43 +0200 | Rwanda genocide masterminds' sentences cut
A Rwandan minister who was sentenced to life in jail for her role in the 1994 genocide has her sentence cut to 47 years on appeal, as the UN tribunal wrapped up its operations.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:16:39 +0200 | So much to learn from Mugabe - Sudan
Sudan is reportedly exploring areas of co-operation with Zimbabwe, as it seeks to strengthen economic ties with southern Africa.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:24:47 +0200 | Don't brag about your war credentials - Mugabe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly told Zanu-PF party hardliners that the liberation war was not won on the battle fields alone, saying they should not brag about their war credentials.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:03 +0200 | Museveni won't hand over power - Ugandan academic
A law professor at Makerere University, Oloka-Onyango, has argued that long-time time president Yoweri Museveni would not hand over power if he is defeated in the upcoming election next year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:16:36 +0200 | Tunisia jails six students for 'homosexuality'
A Tunisian court has sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgement condemned by rights activists.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:02:26 +0200 | Egypt: No sign yet of 'terrorist act' in Russian plane crash
Egyptian preliminary report says no indication yet of 'terrorist act' in Russian plane crash.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:02:23 +0200 | Military, Shi'ite Muslims clash in northern Nigeria
Deadly clashes have erupted between the military and Shi'ite Muslims in Zaria, northern Nigeria, which also left the group's headquarters and the home of its leader destroyed, witnesses say.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:50:19 +0200 | Children return to school in Libya's war-torn Benghazi
Schools in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi has reopened for the first time in a year and a half, although international peace efforts have yet to quell the fighting.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:50:30 +0200 | Kenya offcial: 1 soldier dies, 2 wounded by Islamic rebels
A Kenyan official says Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents al-Shabaab have ambushed an army truck killing one soldier and wounding two.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:49:00 +0200 | Two dead as violence mars fragile CAR vote
Two people were killed as heavy weapons fire and clashes broke out in the Muslim district of the Central African Republic capital, marring a referendum on a new constitution aimed at ending years of sectarian strife.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:45:38 +0200 | Mugabe's frailty intensifies Zimbabwe leadership race
Zimbabwe's ruling party at the weekend publicly endorsed 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for elections in 2018 -- but his visible frailty means that backstage the focus was on his successor.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:25:56 +0200 | US warns Americans to leave violence-torn Burundi
The United States has ordered non-emergency US government personnel and dependents to leave violence-torn Burundi and has warned other Americans to get out "as soon as it is feasible to do so".

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:55:42 +0200 | Vodka, sadza and Shona: Mugabe charms the crowds
President Robert Mugabe has charmed delegates at the close of his ruling party conference with one question: would his wife Grace let him drink his bottle of vodka?