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Mauritanians head to polls in historic election 2019-06-22 03:07:50For the first time in 59 years of independence, Mauritanians vote on Saturday for a successor to a democratically-elected president, though a governme

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres 2019-06-22 01:29:08Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country.

Dakar, the new tech hub 2019-06-21 11:46:16This week, Tech 24 takes us to Senegal, a West African nation that's becoming a tech hub on the continent. With a good internet connection plus many

‘Military council came to power without a plan’, 2019-06-20 18:46:12Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called for an independent probe into the deadly June 3 crackdown on protestors and a "non-part

Jihadists kill 17 civilians in raid north of 2019-06-19 20:10:51Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a night-time raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Wednes

The 2015 Garissa University Massacre 2019-06-19 19:43:51The April 2, 2015, attack was carried out by four gunmen from al-Shabaab, a Somali jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda

Sudanese activists seek justice for mass rapes after 2019-06-19 18:06:23Sudanese activists are struggling to document reports of mass rapes during a June 3 paramilitary crackdown on a Khartoum protest camp. But security fe

Sudan’s Bashir should be handed over or stand 2019-06-19 14:16:03The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday demanded that deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stand trial for the mass killi

Nairobi court hands down first convictions linked to 2019-06-19 14:08:30A Nairobi court on Wednesday handed down the first convictions linked to the 2015 massacre at Garissa University in northeast Kenya which left 148 peo

Timeline of the Mali crisis: uneasy coexistance to 2019-06-19 05:21:42France 24's Charli James and Axelle Simon recount the history of intercommunal violence currently "plaguing" central Mali with the assistance of fr

Anadarko to invest $25 billion in landmark Mozambique 2019-06-18 19:38:28US energy firm Anadarko plans to invest $25 billion (22 billion euros) in developing gas reserves off the northern coast of Mozambique, the government

Death of a president: Egypt's bitter divide over 2019-06-18 14:04:49Mohamed Morsi collapsed in court on Monday after six years of trials and solitary confinement. The Muslim Brotherhood high-up was 67. Turkey's presid

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U.N. rights boss says Sudan must halt repression, 2019-06-24 04:20:58GENEVA (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and the shutd

Ruling party candidate declared winner of Mauritania election 2019-06-24 03:46:14NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's government-backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won the presidential election on Sunday, cementing the power o

Sudan court orders company to end military-ordered internet 2019-06-23 09:47:39KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese court ordered telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday to restore internet services, a lawyer said, after they were seve

Ethiopia's army chief, top regional officials killed in 2019-06-23 09:43:31ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks

Early Mauritania poll results show ruling party candidate 2019-06-23 07:59:24NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Early poll results put Mauritania ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani comfortably ahead after Saturday's presidentia

Sudan's main opposition coalition says agreed to mediator 2019-06-23 05:44:06KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition coalition said on Saturday it had received a draft agreement from the Ethiopian mediator and had agreed

West African task force says troops killed 42 2019-06-23 05:33:06ABUJA (Reuters) - West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death to

Ethiopia's chief of staff killed in coup attempt 2019-06-23 05:28:51ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's chief of staff and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general

Malawi leader vows to lift economy as protests 2019-06-22 13:15:02LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi's economy will grow 5% in 2019, President Peter Mutharika promised on Friday, in a state of the nation address boycotted

Mauritanians vote for president, with insider tipped to 2019-06-22 13:11:53NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - For the first time since Mauritania's independence, its citizens voted on Saturday for a successor to a democratically-elected

Displaced families suffering subhuman conditions in Ethiopia: Egeland 2019-06-20 13:40:34ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Displaced families are enduring subhuman conditions in Ethiopia without enough food and shelter, Jan Egeland, secretary genera

South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid 2019-06-20 09:27:32JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over

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Rwanda: China's Eximbank to Finance Rwanda's Private Sector New! 2019-06-26 05:04:08[New Times] A leading Chinese lender, Export-Import Bank of China, has expressed interest in extending financial support to Rwanda's private sector,

Kenya: Brokers Suffer Setback in New Insurance Bill New! 2019-06-26 04:58:42[Nation] Intermediaries such as brokers will no longer collect premiums from policyholders on behalf of insurance firms after MPs passed President Uhu

Sudan: Ministry of Minerals - Mining Should Not New! 2019-06-26 04:56:00[SNA] Atbara -The Wali (Governor) in charge of Nile River State, Maj. Gen. Abdul Al-Mahmoud Hammad, has stressed desire to identify the problems in th

Zimbabwe: Forex Shortages, Power Cuts Choke Proplastics Operations New! 2019-06-26 04:51:19[New Zimbabwe] Proplastics Limited says current foreign currency shortages and power cuts were choking the operations of the pipe manufacturer.

Zimbabwe: Abandonment of the Multi-Currency System Illegal, Says New! 2019-06-26 04:50:33[New Zimbabwe] Former Finance Minister and legislator Tendai Biti has described the abandonment of the multi-currency system by government as a disast

Sudan: Solutions Set for Fuel Problem Facing Minerals New! 2019-06-26 04:42:35[SNA] Atbara -Nahr AL Neil State Caretaker Wali Maj (Gen) Abdel Mahmoud Hamad revealed that fundamental solution was set for the problem of fuel facin

Kenya: Another Fuel Adulteration Syndicate Busted in Nairobi New! 2019-06-26 04:40:45[Nation] Sixteen people have been arrested after a raid at a site in Industrial Area, Nairobi, in connection with fuel adulteration.

Botswana: Meat Commission Board Keen to Transform Beef New! 2019-06-26 04:25:29[Botswana Daily News] Charleshill -Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) board is committed to transforming BMC and improving the beef industry, Ghanzi farme

Africa: Google News Initiative Challenge Launched for Middle New! 2019-06-26 04:22:52[Premium Times] Google on Tuesday opened the Google News Initiative (GNI) challenge for media publishers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Rwanda: World Bank Reaffirms the Country's Low Debt New! 2019-06-26 04:20:40[New Times] Rwanda's debt level is at 32.9 per cent of GDP, which is below the critical threshold of 50 per cent.

Nigeria: Withdraw Subsidy to Save Nigeria From Bankruptcy, New! 2019-06-26 04:14:01[Vanguard] Kano--The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, yesterday, declared that Nigeria was on the verge of bankruptcy, if subsidy on petroleum produc

Rwanda: Pomp as Maiden RwandAir Flight Departs for New! 2019-06-26 04:08:58[New Times] Many passengers aboard the inaugural non-stop flight on the 737-800 Next Generation aircraft expressed their joy for the cheaper and direc

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