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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:20:57 GMT
Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:19:38 GMT
Kenya:Prosecutor Orders Arrest of Odinga's Sister Over Mob Attack
[Nation] The country's chief prosecutor has ordered "immediate prosecution" of former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and sitting Senator Fred Outa over mob attacks on IEBC staff.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:11:39 GMT
Nigeria:EU Denies Favouring Buhari During 2015 Presidential Election
[Premium Times] The European Union, EU, has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:39 GMT
Nigeria:Tobacco Company Denies Targeting Children
[Premium Times] The British American Tobacco has denied that its marketing strategies target the younger generation by deliberately situating tobacco products near primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:46:35 GMT
Kenya:Trade Unions Ask IEBC to Call Off October 26 Repeat Election
[Nation] A group of trade unions and civil society organisations has asked the electoral commission to call of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26.

Africa News24

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Envoys issue stern warning to Kenyan leaders ahead of poll
Western nations have warned starkly of Kenya's "deteriorating political environment" ahead of a presidential election re-run and urged the major parties to halt incitement and verbal attacks on institutions.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Egypt says destroyed arms convoy crossing from Libya
Egypt military has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives which were trying to sneak form neighboring Libya, days after a deadly attack against the country's police

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Ceremony marks 75 years since El Alamein battle as Egypt mourns
Delegates from former foes have marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein that saw the Allies turn the tables in North Africa, as host country Egypt mourned the killing of policemen in a desert shootout with militants.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:33:33 +0200
News24.com | Kenya to charge 2 for disrupting elections
Kenyan prosecutors have asked police to charge a sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga and an opposition legislator for allegedly disrupting the preparations of electoral officials ahead of this week's planned election

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:33:33 +0200
News24.com | Burundi rebel leaders 'extradited from Tanzania'
Senior leaders of the Popular Forces of Burundi (FPB) rebel group were arrested in eastern Tanzania on Saturday and extradited to Burundi the following day, the FPB has said.

Agence de Presse Africaine (fr)

Central Africa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:08 GMT
Cameroon:Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Border
[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:34:04 GMT
Angola:Fuel Shortages Continue, Despite Sonangol's Assurance of Availability
[ANGOP] Luanda -Drivers in Luanda continue facing huge queues and difficulties to fuel their vehicles with gasoline, due to the delay that has occurred in the last 24 hours in the distribution of this product in some pumps supplied by Sonangol.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:44:09 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:Monusco Calls for the Immediate Release of Opposition Activists Arrested Yesterday in Lubumbashi
[Monusco] The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acqu...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:51 GMT
Angola:Ruling MPLA President Wants Party's Unity of Action
[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the ruling MPLA, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday defended unity of party action and the creation of conditions for the implementation of the motto "Let us improve what is good and correct what is wrong".

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:55 GMT
Burundi:CNARED - 'Real Opposition'
[Iwacu] The opposition coalition in exile-CNARED issued a statement on October 16. It lays into the Burundian Ombudsman, the Arusha facilitation and some opposition parties. All of them would be participating in the sabotage of the ongoing dialogue.

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