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Mon, 06 May 2019 14:00:10 GMT
Niger: Scores Killed in Niamey Fuel Tanker Explosion
[allAfrica] Cape Town -More than 50 people were killed in Niamey, the capital of Niger, overnight when an tanker truck overturned and exploded, France24 reports.

Mon, 06 May 2019 11:05:26 GMT
Africa: 'It's Absolutely Crazy!' - Former British Official Denies Alleged Africa 'Invasion' Plan
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has said that reports alleging he wanted to "invade Africa" were leaked to discredit him, writes The Guardian.

Mon, 06 May 2019 14:14:27 GMT
Kenya: Boniface Mwangi Accused of Plotting a 'Revolution'
[Nation] Activist-cum-politician Boniface Mwangi has been released from police cells.

Mon, 06 May 2019 08:08:29 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak 'Worsening;' Over 1,000 Dead
[VOA] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is "worsening" and has killed more than 1,000 people.

Mon, 06 May 2019 03:30:03 GMT
South Africa: Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections
[Pew] A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans will vote in general elections on May 8 against a backdrop of pessimism over the state of their political system and persisting divisions in attitudes by race and political party.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 22:35:23 +0200
News24.com | US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique
The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:18:16 +0200
News24.com | Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN
More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission says.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:32:08 +0200
News24.com | Mozambique welcomes ex-minister's extradition
Mozambique has welcomed South Africa's decision to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang to Maputo, rather than the United States, over a government corruption scandal.

Wed, 22 May 2019 20:29:58 +0200
News24.com | Main opposition warns against rigging in close Malawi vote
Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has warned against attempts to rig the country's election, claiming he was leading as votes were slowly tallied.

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:11:37 +0200
News24.com | UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya
The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".

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Mon, 06 May 2019 08:08:29 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak 'Worsening;' Over 1,000 Dead
[VOA] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is "worsening" and has killed more than 1,000 people.

Mon, 06 May 2019 10:36:17 GMT
Cameroon: Routine Torture, Incommunicado Detention
[HRW] Nairobi -Cameroonian authorities have tortured and held incommunicado detainees at a detention facility in Yaoundé, Cameroon's capital. Gendarmes and other security forces at the State Defense Secretariat (Secrétariat d'Etat à la défense, S...

Mon, 06 May 2019 04:31:59 GMT
Rwanda: Remains of Nearly 85,000 Genocide Victims Buried in Kigali
[Deutsche Welle] The victims were found in mass graves underneath residential homes in the outskirts of the Rwandan capital Kigali. Family members were able to identify their loved ones by their teeth, clothing and other remains.

Mon, 06 May 2019 11:57:23 GMT
Chad: Boko Haram's Resurgence in Chad
[ISS] Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent extremism. A raid by the jihadist group against the army on 22 March killed 23 soldiers and wounded ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 09:37:12 GMT
Rwanda: 'Museveni Was Always Looking for Moles in Rwanda'
[New Times] Last week Uganda's state newspaper New Vision interviewed Kayumba Nyamwasa in a clear effort to give the impression to the readers that this is a man of integrity and courage, who was able to stand up to the leadership of President Kagame...

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