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US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

2018-12-10 21:26

The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

2018-12-10 21:26

Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers have said.

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan migrant camp shows challenges

2018-12-10 20:36

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement next week, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsanitary conditions

EU prolongs sanctions against DRC ruling party candidate

2018-12-10 12:50

The EU has prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich central African country.

Ancient village arenas remain a central force in Igbo life. Here’s why

2018-12-10 19:33

The Otobo remains an ancient symbol of democracy; it almost certainly helped to shape Nigeria's modern democracy in some ways, writes The Conversation.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

2018-12-10 10:19

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack

2018-12-10 08:07

Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources say.

Civilians killed as Nigerian troops fight Boko Haram at flashpoint village

2018-12-09 07:20

Nigerian soldiers have intercepted a column of Boko Haram fighters near a military base in northeast Nigeria, triggering a fierce gun battle that killed three civilians, security sources say.

Niger shuts Airtel telecom offices over unpaid taxes

2018-12-09 14:16

Niger has ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of 107 million dollars.

Catholic Church beatifies 19 slain clerics in Algeria's Oran

2018-12-08 19:00

The Catholic Church has beatified in the city of Oran seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during Algeria's civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation.

 

Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

2018-12-10 18:22

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation has said.

Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighbouring DRC

2018-12-10 17:01

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, killing four of them.

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

2018-12-10 14:11

The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations will soon begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak in neighbouring DRC.

DRC's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

2018-12-09 17:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future.

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

2018-12-09 20:17

Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. Read more...

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

2018-12-09 12:00

An Egyptian lawyer says he and others have filed a court case to force the parliament to start a debate on amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from running for a third term in 2022.

Opposition supporters clash with security forces in Togo

2018-12-08 18:00

Opposition supporters have clashed with security forces in Togo's capital, Lome, and teargas has been fired in the north, after the government banned protests about upcoming elections.

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

2018-12-09 10:00

Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in southern Africa have caused major problems for business, writes The Conversation.

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