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E Guinea releases 34 political prisoners: opposition

2018-10-22 21:04

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition party has said 34 of its members were freed from prison following a pardon from strongman ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema, but that many of them had been tortured.

Security beefed as Cameroon's Biya heads for crushing poll win

2018-10-22 16:37

Cameroon's long-serving ruler Paul Biya headed for a crushing win following a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the country's volatile Anglophone region.

Ethiopia inks peace deal with separatist group

2018-10-22 19:31

Ethiopia has said it had signed a peace deal with the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), formally ending more than three decades of insurgency in the eastern Somali regional state.

Nigerian former state governor charged with corruption

2018-10-22 15:16

A leading opposition politician and critic of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appeared in court on corruption charges, less than a week after he stepped down as state governor.

African countries' policies must shift to achieve zero hunger

2018-10-22 16:37

For the third year in a row hunger is rising across the world. And, as a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation shows, the situation is worsening in most regions in Africa, writes The Conversation.

Nairobi's slum residents pay a high price for low quality services

2018-10-22 15:16

The rental housing market in Nairobi's informal settlements offers its tenant households a perverse market outcome of higher prices for lower quality products, writes The Conversation.

Comoros island inches back to life after uprising

2018-10-22 10:11

Residents on the Comoros island of Anjouan have slowly returned to their daily lives after a six-day siege in the old quarter of Mutsamudu city where soldiers had fought with rebels down narrow lanes.

Curfew declared in Nigerian city after deadly sectarian violence

2018-10-22 08:00

Nigerian authorities have declared a 24-hour curfew Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.

 

Africa's oldest president easily wins 7th term as Cameroon's leader

2018-10-22 16:47

Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, has easily won a seventh term after a Constitutional Council that he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election.

DRC ruling coalition spokesperson says house attacked ahead of vote

2018-10-22 18:37

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling coalition spokesperson has said his house was sprayed with bullets overnight in the capital Kinshasa, just two months ahead of a key vote.

Shooting in Nigerian House of Assembly... 3 people wounded - reports

2018-10-22 13:58

Several gunmen have reportedly invaded Nigeria's Edo State House of Assembly, chasing away lawmakers after the impeachment of the deputy speaker Victor Edoror.

Kenya is planning to privatise prisons: Why it's risky and needs careful planning

2018-10-22 18:37

Kenya is taking steps towards privatising its prisons. The Conversation asked expert Rob Allen, an independent researcher and cofounder of Justice and Prisons, about the benefits and risks of prison privatisation.

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

2018-10-22 12:24

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line has returned from exile after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.

Angola says at least 380 000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

2018-10-22 13:49

At least 380 000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister says.

Egypt denies alleged organ theft after British tourist's death

2018-10-22 10:11

Egyptian authorities have denied reports of alleged organ theft after the body of a British tourist who died suddenly while on holiday was returned home without some organs.

Niger to compensate child fluoride victims

2018-10-22 11:19

Niger is to pay out at least $3.5 million in compensation to hundreds of children of the central town of Tibiri who suffered deformities after drinking water with high fluoride content, state TV says.

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