Africa Headlines Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:30:22 GMTNigeria:Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls Released
[Premium Times] Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from Dapchi village of Yobe State indicate that the girls abducted from a school in the town have been released.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:02:45 GMTSomalia:Teenager Declines State Job
[Nation] A sixteen-year-old boy has rejected an appointed as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:30:13 GMTNigeria:Army Wants Amnesty International to Prove Dapchi Allegations
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army have on Tuesday evening replied Amnesty International over a statement credited to it claiming that troops failed to protect Dapchi school girls from terrorists.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:18:00 GMTNigeria:Insurgency, Security Issues in Hot Spots Would Be Dealt With Quickly
[Daily Trust] The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai on Tuesday reiterated the Army's commitment to quickly put to an end and bring to a favourable condition all matters of insurgencies and security challenges across the coun...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:28:50 GMTZimbabwe:Mnangagwa Pardons Prisoners
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has pardoned thousands of prisoners across the country in bid to decongest prisons and improve the living conditions of those who remain.
Africa News24 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:55:23 +0200News24.com | Major Cambridge Analytica role in Kenyan poll denied
Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party has denied that Cambridge Analytica had stage-managed the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in highly disputed and deadly 2017 elections.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:55:23 +0200News24.com | Gambia arrests 10 with possible links to activist's death
Gambian police have arrested 10 officers of the State Intelligence Service with possible links to the murder of activist Ebrima Solo Sandeng.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:55:23 +0200News24.com | Third party refuses to back Sierra Leone presidential candidate
A key third party in Sierra Leone has announced it would not ask supporters to back either contender in a March 27 presidential run-off, after police warned violence has plagued campaigning.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:55:23 +0200News24.com | Egypt's Sisi urges big voter turnout, denies sidelining rivals
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians to vote in next week's election to show they are in charge, a day after he denied any role in excluding his rivals.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:58:02 +0200News24.com | The Latest: Number of freed Nigerian schoolgirls up to 104
Nigeria's government now says 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted a month ago by Boko Haram are confirmed freed.
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Central Africa Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:40:16 GMTCentral African Republic:Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer Due to Stigma
[IPS] Bangui -In the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel milit...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:45:01 GMTRwanda:South Africa to Lift Visa Restrictions for Rwandans
[New Times] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in Kigali Tuesday that he is working with his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, to significantly improve the bilateral ties between both countries, adding that the issue of visa ...Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:38:42 GMTRwanda:U.S.$53 Million Deal to Boost Cross-Border Trade
[New Times] Government and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have renewed partnership aimed at accelerating cross- border trade.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:56:54 GMTCongo-Kinshasa:Dire Humanitarian Crisis Grips Kasai Region
[VOA] Fourteen-month-old Georgette is one of the smallest victims of a massive, complicated crisis that has for two years enveloped a region the size of Germany in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:15:33 GMTBurundi:Citizens Killed By Police Over Opposition to Referendum, Say Activists
[RFI] A Burundian man who refused to register to vote in the country's forthcoming constitutional referendum has been killed in police custody, according to Burundian activists. Burundians go to the polls on 17 May for a referendum that could enable ...