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Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

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958 total views, 186 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sep 13 – The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving Zimbabweans torn over the legacy of a leader once lauded as an anti-colonial guerrilla hero, but whose 37-year iron-fisted rule ended in a coup in 2017. His family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former…

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50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

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337 total views, 24 views today BY AFP,Lubumbashi,12TH SEPT,2019-Fifty people were killed early Thursday when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet. “Another disaster! Derailing at 3am local in Tanganyika (province) near Mayibaridi. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured,” he wrote. Railways in the DRC have a poor record for safety, hampered by poor tracks and decrepit locomotives, many of them dating from the 1960s. In March, at least 24 people were killed and 31 were injured Sunday…

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Robert Mugabe’s body being flown home from Singapore

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513 total views, 21 views today BY BBC NEWS,11TH SEPT 2019-The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first leader after becoming independent in 1980. He held on to power for almost four decades before being ousted in a coup in 2017. He will be buried on Sunday after a state funeral on Saturday. Obituary: Robert Mugabe From…

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Opposition leader Machar arrives in Juba

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588 total views, 10 views today JUBA,SOUTH SUDAN,9TH SEPT,2019-South Sudan’s exiled opposition leader, Riek Machar has arrived in the country’s capital Juba this morning. Machar returned to the country to attend a face-to-face meeting with President Salva Kiir to discuss all the outstanding issues of the peace deal and the way forward. The opposition leader is leading a high-level delegation. He was received at Juba Airport by Presidential Adviser for Security Affairs Tut Gatluak. Machar is being accompanied by Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council. The peace deal signed last…

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Zimbabwe plans Mugabe’s funeral and burial next weekend

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1,942 total views, 1 views today BY REUTERS,9TH SEPT 2019-The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with a burial ceremony a day later, it said in memo sent to embassies. Zimbabweans have been confused about when they would get to pay their last respects to Mugabe since his death in a Singapore hospital on Friday after a long illness. Mugabe had dominated Zimbabwean politics for almost four decades from independence in 1980 until he was removed by his own…

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Mugabe, the liberation hero turned despot

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605 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sep 6 – Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal military generals turned against him. After his humiliating fall from office in November 2017, his phenomenal physical stamina seeped away rapidly. First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony Rhodesia of white-minority rule, Robert Gabriel Mugabe will instead be remembered a despot who crushed political…

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Long serving former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugambe dies aged 95

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566 total views, 5 views today BY BBC NEWS ,6TH SEPT,2019-Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.” He was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia in…

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South Africa’s Leader of EFF party Julius Sello Malema says xenophobic attacks are directed at the wrong people,blames white monopoly capital

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329 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2019-Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) of South Africa, Julius Sello Malema has finally revealed his stance as far as the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa is concern. According to the EFF leader, the whole situation is fueled by white supremacy In a tweet, Julius maintained his position that the anger towards small business owners who are foreign nationals is misdirected, noting that Africa can and will unite. “Our anger is directed at wrong people. Like all…

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Demonstrators attack South African business in Nigeria: police

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399 total views, 3 views today BY AFP,ABUJA,4TH SEPT 2019-More than a hundred demonstrators clashed with police near a South African-owned supermarket in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday as resentment simmered over attacks on foreign-owned shops in South Africa. Demonstrators burned tyres and hurled rocks outside a mall in Abuja where a branch of the Shoprite supermarket is located, before being repelled by a dozen police, an AFP journalist saw. “We must avenge the death of our citizens in South Africa,” said one of the demonstrators, Joseph Tasha. Security was ramped up…

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South Africa vows crackdown on xenophobic attacks after five die

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325 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,Johannesburg,4TH SEPT 2019-Five people have been killed in a surge of xenophobic violence in South Africa, police said on Tuesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to clamp down and the African Union, Nigeria and Zambia condemned the attacks. Hordes of people — some armed with axes and machetes — gathered in Johannesburg’s central business district for a third day of unrest directed against foreigners, hours after mobs burned and looted shops in the township of Alexandra, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to disperse them.…

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Girl, 9, tests positive for Ebola in Uganda

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1,217 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, KAMPALA, Uganda Aug 30 – A nine-year-old girl who had travelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found to have Ebola, authorities in Uganda said on Thursday. The child, who is of Congolese origin, was diagnosed after exhibiting symptoms at a border crossing in the southwestern Kasese district on Wednesday. She was subsequently isolated and transferred to an Ebola treatment unit. A rapid response team had been dispatched to Kasese to support local teams, the Ugandan Health Ministry said in a…

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UK warships to patrol dangerous West African waters

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2,184 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS AFRICA, 29TH AUG 2019-British warships are expected to patrol the Gulf of Guinea before the end of the year, according to UK Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, who is on a three-day visit to Ghana. He said that the fleet would join forces with members of the regional bloc Ecowas to combat growing insecurity off the West African coast – considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water anywhere in the world. His announcement comes in the wake of the recent kidnapping of…

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Rwandan Businessman Shot Dead In Maputo, Mozambique

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346 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,27TH AUG 2019-Head of Rwandan community in Mozambique, Louis Baziga, was on Monday shot dead in the capital, Maputo. Reports by BBC indicate that the successful businessman, who ran shops and pharmaceuticals in Maputo, was in his car when he was ambushed by armed men at around midday. Rwanda’s ambassador to Mozambique Claude Nikobisanzwe told the international media that the unidentified gunmen are yet to be arrested. “Mr Baziga was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Police have started investigations;…

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Nineteen die in Uganda after fuel tanker explosion

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534 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS,19TH AUG 2019-Police in Uganda say at least 19 people were killed in the west of the country on Sunday when a fuel tanker exploded after the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rammed into four cars. The accident happened at a small trading centre in Kasoe town near a major highway between the capital, Kampala, and Kasese town near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. A fire that followed the blast burnt down at least 25 shops nearby. Police…

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Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 82: hospital

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3,340 total views, no views today BY AFP,14TH AUG 2019-The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania at the weekend has climbed to 82 after seven more people died from their injuries, a hospital official said Wednesday. A spokesman for the National Hospital in Dar es Salaam said 32 others were being treated, including 17 in intensive care, following one of the deadliest oil tanker blasts in Africa in recent years. “We are continuing to fight as best we can to save those still alive,” the hospital spokesman, Aminiel…

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Ebola drugs show ‘90pc survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

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2,981 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,13TH AUG 2019-Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is a major outbreak of the virus. Two of those, named REGN-EB3 and mAb114, were more effective in treating the disease, the study found. The drugs will now be used to treat Ebola patients in DR Congo, according to health officials. The US National…

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Celebrating Africa’s digital potential on UN Youth Day

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2,570 total views, no views today ACCRA, Ghana, August 12, 2019– By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these true. For me the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will one day lead in the digital economy, not only creating a better future for its young people, but for people across the entire continents, whether here in Africa or elsewhere…

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President Magfuli declares three days of official mourning following Saturday’s tanker explosion tragedy

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1,847 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2019-Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced  three days of national mourning following an oil tanker explosion tragedy that hit the East African nation on Saturday. So far the number of those who have died stands at 69  after two more people died while undergoing treatment. The accident occurred in the city of Morogoro which is a major route for transporting cargo and fuel from the port city of Dar es Salaam, which is the country’s’ commercial capital. An eyewitness said the…

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60 dead after fuel tanker bursts into flames in Tanzania

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1,295 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOROGORO,10TH AUG 2019-Sixty people died while 70 were seriously injured in Morogoro town, Tanzania, on Saturday morning when a fuel tanker burst into flames. Reports indicated that the victims included motorcyclists who rushed to the scene in Msamvu to collect leaking fuel after the vehicle overturned. Others were food vendors along Dar es Salaam-Morogoro highway. Morogoro Regional Police Commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa confirmed the number of casualties. CIGARETTE The accident occurred about 200 metres from Msamvu Bus Station in Morogoro town. Some witnesses said one of…

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1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi: UN

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329 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Aug 6 – Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 – a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from…

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Ugandan musician allied to Bobi Wine dies after alleged kidnap, torture

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1,977 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU/SOURCES,5TH AUG 2019-Ugandan musician Ziggy Wine, who was signed to a recording studio associated with singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine, died on Sunday night. Ziggy Wine, whose real name is Michael Kalinda, reportedly succumbed to injuries sustained after he was allegedly abducted and tortured on July 21, 2019 while on his way to the Firebase Crew studios. Kyadondo East legislator Bobi Wine, taking to Twitter on Saturday, announced that Ziggy was found “beaten beyond recognition, his left eye plucked out, two of his fingers cut off,…

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Top Tanzania reporter charged with money laundering

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1,468 total views, no views today Top investigative Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been charged with “economic crimes” a week after his arrest. According to the charge sheet, seen by BBC, the charges are as follows: Leading a criminal gang between January 2015 to June 2019 Failing to pay tax, totalling to about $75,000 (£62,000) between January 2015 to June 2019 Money laundering a sum of $75,000 between January 2015 to June 2019. The journalist was not asked to enter a plea and as the charges are considered too serious for him to…

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Nigerian serviceman returns lost parcel full of cash

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435 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,22ND JULY 2019-A member of Nigeria’s air force has returned a parcel to its owner that contained 37,000 euros ($41,000; £37,000) in cash, the air force says. Bashir Umar is a member of the force’s Mobile Air Defence Team that is deployed to Kano airport, northern Nigeria, for security duties. The air force in a statement said he was on routine patrol with his colleagues when he found the parcel containing the lost money. Instead of keeping it, the air force says the serviceman…

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Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue

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2,568 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS,21ST JULY,2019-Lufthansa has resumed flights from Cairo, but British Airways says services will still be cancelled for another six days as a “precaution”. On Saturday BA alerted passengers who were about to board a plane from Heathrow to the Egyptian capital. German airline Lufthansa also stopped flights between Cairo and Frankfurt and Munich but they resumed on Sunday. BA took the decision to suspend flights on the Heathrow to Cairo route for “security reasons”. The British government said it was aware of BA “notifying…

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AFCON 2019:Algeria orders military planes to fly fans to Egypt

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1,714 total views, no views today BY AFP,ALGIERS,13TH JULY 2019-Algeria’s hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final will be boosted by the arrival of another 2,000 fans in time for Sunday’s semi-final against Nigeria in Cairo. Six military planes, along with 10 from Air Algeria, will put on special flights to help encourage the Desert Foxes as they attempt to win the tournament for the first time in 29 years. According to a statement received by AFP, the Algerian Ministry of Defence said that the army high command had…

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3 Kenyans, 2 Americans and Briton among 26 killed in Kismayo terror attack

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2,599 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jul 13 – Twenty-six people were killed and 56 injured in a 12-hour attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on a popular hotel that ended early Saturday in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo. A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Medina hotel on Friday before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went, authorities said. It was the largest coordinated attack by the Shabaab in Kismayo since 2012 when it lost control of the…

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Somalia hotel siege over, 12 dead

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2,052 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Jul 13 – At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a security official said Saturday. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed”, Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, said. “There are dead bodies and wounded people strewn inside the hotel and we cannot give exact detail of the casualties but we have confirmed…

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7 members of Azam Media die in grisly accident on their way to Chato

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2,337 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH JULY 2019-Azam Media Group in Tanzania is mourning the deaths of its 7 crew members who died on Monday on  their way to Chato through a tragic accident . Three other people sustained injuries during the crash that reportedly occurred when the vehicle they were travelling in collided head on with a lorry. The deceased  were scheduled to cover an event officiated by President John Pombe Magufuli on Tuesday. The 5 Azam Media crew members who died in the crash, according to…

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Congolese rebel Bosco ‘Terminator’ Ntaganda guilty of war crimes: International Criminal Court

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1,337 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,THE HAGUE, 8TH JULY 2019-International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted Congolese rebel chief Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda of war crimes including directing massacres of civilians and rape, in a badly-needed victory for prosecutors in The Hague. Ntaganda, 45, was a “key leader” who gave orders to “target and kill civilians” in Democratic Republic of Congo’s volatile, mineral-rich Ituri region in 2002 and 2003, head judge Robert Fremr said. The atrocities included a massacre at a village where people including children and babies were disembowelled or…

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Sudan generals, protesters in landmark agreement on new governing body

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1,783 total views, no views today BY AFP,Khartoum,5TH JULY 2019-Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough power sharing accord aimed at ending the country’s months-long political crisis. The landmark agreement came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body — a civilian or soldier. “The two sides agreed on establishing a sovereign council with a rotating military and civilian (presidency)…

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Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

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390 total views, no views today BY                                                                                                          AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Khartoum, Sudan, Jun 30 – Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan’s capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country’s ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new…

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4 wounded in Second attack on national guard in Tunisia: ministry

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2,704 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, TUNIS,Tunisia, Jun 27 – A second suicide attack Thursday in the Tunisian capital on a base of the national guard wounded four security personnel, the interior ministry said, after a first blast targeting police injured five people. “At 11:00 am (1000 GMT) an individual blew himself up outside the back door” of the base, wounding four security personnel, ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag told AFP   Loading…

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot in attempted coup

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3,484 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, ADDIS Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early hours of the morning dressed in military fatigues and announced that army chief Seare Mekonnen had been shot, an AFP correspondent said. His condition was unknown. The internet was cut in Ethiopia, and more…

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Egypt’s former president Mohamed Mursi dies in court

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2,997 total views, no views today BY REUTERS ,17TH JUNE 2019-Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday. It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race. Loading…

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Explosion kills eight, injures 16 in Mogadishu

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1,303 total views, no views today BY AFP,Mogadishu,15TH JUNE 2019-A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said. “We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast,” the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualtie Loading…

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Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

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1,198 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, KAMPALA, Uganda, Jun 13 – A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. “The deceased has been confirmed as the grandmother of the five-year-old boy who died. Both victims had attended the burial of an Ebola patient in Congo, but returned to Uganda”, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Arrangements are being made to bury the woman in…

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Sudan death toll rises to 100 as bodies found in Nile, say doctors

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559 total views, no views today BY CNN,KHARTUM,6TH JUNE 2019-The Sudan death toll from Monday’s attack on the sit-in of pro-democracy protesters has risen to 100, after 40 bodies were recovered from the River Nile, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD). Sixty people were reported to have been killed in the military crackdown in the capital Khartoum, before scores of bodies were found dumped in the river by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), said the CCSD, which is close to the protesters. The head of Sudan’s ruling…

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Ebola outbreak: More than 2,000 cases reported in DR Congo

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662 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS, 5TH JUNE 2019-More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months, officials have said. Two thirds of the cases have been fatal, the health ministry added. The outbreak in the east of DR Congo is the second biggest in history, with a significant spike in new cases noted in recent weeks. But health workers’ attempts to contain the outbreak has been hindered by mistrust and violence. Despite the fact that more…

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30 Dead, 200 missing after boat sinks on DRC Lake

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3,079 total views, no views today BY VOA,,27TH MAY,2019-Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The mayor says they had traveled to collect their salaries by boat because roads in the region are so poor. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the boat…

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Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa

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3,913 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Pretoria, South Africa, May 25 – Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office on Saturday as president of South Africa, facing a brew of expectations and scepticism after vowing to reform the country and revive its economy. Foreign heads of state will be among 36,000 people expected to witness the ceremony at a rugby stadium in the capital Pretoria. The 66-year-old leader was unanimously elected by parliament after his African National Congress (ANC) won legislative elections on May 8, winning 230 of the 400 seats.…

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Missing Tanzanian activist Mdude Nyagali ‘found in bush’

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515 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,9TH MAY 2019-Leading Tanzanian opposition activist Mdude Nyagali, who was abducted on Saturday by masked gunmen, has been found dumped in a bush near a village in the southwestern Mbeya region, local media reports say. He appeared to have been tortured, looked weak, and had difficulty speaking, residents from Makwenje village are quoted as saying. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Mr Nyagali is a member of the main opposition Chadema party, and a fierce critic of President John Magufuli. Chadema accused…

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South Africa ANC takes early lead in election results

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3,300 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, PRETORIA, South Africa, May 9 – South Africa’s ANC was leading in early official results on Thursday following the first electoral test of whether President Cyril Ramaphosa has reinvigorated support for the ruling party. With just over a fifth of voting districts tallied, the Election Commission count put the African National Congress ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing at a distant 26 percent. Ramaphosa, 66, took over last year after the African National Congress (ANC) forced then-president Jacob Zuma to resign…

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Special school calendar post-Cyclone Kenneth

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3,319 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,MAPUTO,7TH MAY,2019-Mozambique has decided to set up a special academic calendar for students affected by Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula last month. Forty-three people have died and 70 schools have been destroyed across both provinces, affecting more than 22,000 children. “Students in the storm-hit areas lost 10 days of classes,” said Mozambique’s Deputy Minister of Education Armindo Ngunga when he announced the calendar change on Monday. He added that extra assistance would be provided to allow…

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Tanzanians flee Mtwara region as Cyclone Kenneth nears

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659 total views, no views today BY  UPESINEWS CORRESPONDENT,25TH APRIL 2019-Tanzanians in Mtwara region on Thursday were scrambling to leave with Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall tonight. Authorities in the region ordered schools and businesses closed to ensure the residents’ safety after warning of life-threatening effects the deluge storm will bring. The order to close schools and workplaces was issued on Wednesday by Mtwara Regional Commissioner Gelasius Byakanwa. Meanwhile, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) said the storm would make landfall in Tanzania and Mozambique on Thursday night. The agency told…

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Not again:Police arrest Bobi Wine as supporters clash over blocked shows

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260 total views, no views today BY  CORRRESPONDENT,UGANDA,22ND APRIL,2019-Supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine on Monday clashed with police after authorities cancelled his Easter music shows in Kampala, Arua and Lira. Tension ensued after police blocked a procession led by Bobi Wine at his One Love Beach in Busabala. Bobi Wine was arrested and whisked away by a police van to an unknown destination. Police forcefully opened the car in which the MP was driving, breaking his window and pulled him out. However, singer Nubian Li who was with…

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South Sudan: Thousands receive food, thanks to Emergency Response project supported by the African Development Bank, World Food Programme (WFP)

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1,083 total views, no views today JUBA, South Sudan, April 18, 2019/ — Thousands of people in South Sudan have received relief from a food security project which is addressing the nation’s severe food and nutrition needs. The South Sudan Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP) was launched in December last year by the government with a $43.57 million grant from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). The World Food Programme is implementing the project. To date, WFP has succeeded in procuring 8,500 MT of food, representing about 85 percent of the…

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Congo boat disaster: ‘150 missing’

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1,036 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,17TH APRIL,2019-About 150 people are missing after the boat they were travelling in sank in Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, President Felix Tshisekedi has said. A total of three bodies had been recovered, 33 passengers had been rescued and the “provisional toll is 150 people missing”, his office quoted him as saying in a tweet in French on Tuesday night. The president was “very saddened” by the disaster, and was “following the situation closely in order to identify…

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Equatorial Guinea ‘promises to scrap death penalty’

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1,175 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS 16TH APRIL 2019-Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has promised to abolish the death penalty so that the country can retain its membership of a group of Portuguese-speaking nations, AFP news agency reports. Speaking during a visit to Cape Verde, Mr Obiang said the the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has asked Equatorial Guinea to scrap the death penalty, but he did not want to act unilaterally. “So my government will soon put this question to parliament, where my party has a…

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Pope hopes for S.Sudan peace as leaders end Vatican retreat

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1,281 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Vatican City, Vatican City State, Apr 11 – Pope Francis called Thursday for warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace. “I express my heartfelt hope that hostilities will finally cease, that the armistice will be respected,” the pope told President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar at the Vatican. The pontiff said he hoped “that political and ethnic divisions will be surmounted, and that there will be a lasting…

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