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11 Jan 2016
THE partner of a former EastEnders actress who was murdered with her two young sons has been arrested in thhe Ghanaian capital city Accra. Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, was arrested in Busua, west Ghana, on Saturday. bodies of Sian Blake, 43, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, were found in their London garden on Tuesday. British police…
10 Jan 2016
The party of Madagascar's president has won an overwhelming victory in last month's senatorial elections, held six years after the upper house of parliament was dissolved because of a coup, the electoral commission said.
10 Jan 2016
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he needs more time to develop the country as he looks to enter a fourth decade in power, urging voters to re-elect the "old man."
10 Jan 2016
THE Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has said he needed more time to develop the country as he opened his bid to contest for the presidency leading to his fourth decade in power, urging the voters to re-elect him. AP noted that Museveni as a younger man he declared that leaders who “overstayed” in power were…
9 Jan 2016
South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday denounced what he called the "demon of racism" following a slew of discriminatory insults on social media. Speaking to a stadium of supporters at the annual birthday celebration of the ruling African National Congress, Zuma said "a tiny minority" of South Africans still longed for the days of…
9 Jan 2016
The elderly leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition appeared in a video on Saturday looking tired and struggling to speak clearly as he gave a New Year's message to supporters. Etienne Tshisekedi, the 83-year-old president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) who has been convalescing in Brussels since August…
8 Jan 2016
BURKINA Faso’s new president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, yesterday named an economist, Paul Kaba Thieba as the country’s prime minister. Thieba, 55, a former banker, who is little known to the public, now will form a government. His nomination followed the swearing in last week of Kabore, Burkina Faso’s first new leader in almost three…
8 Jan 2016
FOURTEEN people have been reportedly killed in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight by suspected Rwandan rebels accused of repeated attacks in the area. According to the AFP, the latest assault took place in Miriki, 110 kilometres north of Goma, capital of conflict-torn North Kivu province. Bokele Joy, administrator of the Lubero area under which…
8 Jan 2016
TWO Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred from the U.S. military prison to Ghana, the Pentagon said during the week, bringing the controversial facility’s remaining population down to 105. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby, both from Yemen, are the first detainees to be sent anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Pentagon spokesman…
Ebola-Virus
8 Jan 2016
ADMINISTERING the blood of Ebola survivors on patients appears not to make a difference, doctors have found out in the biggest study so far on the approach, prompting some scientists to say it’s time to abandon the strategy. With no licensed treatment for the devastating disease, doctors have sometimes used blood from survivors to treat…
7 Jan 2016
A suicide truck bombing on a police training centre in Libya’s western city of Zliten has killed at least 50 people, in one of the deadliest attacks yet to hit the strife-torn country. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck used for carrying water at a police school in central Zliten, a coastal city about…
5 Jan 2016
MAURITANIAN authorities have declared wanted an Islamist militant who escaped from prison where he was awaiting execution for his part in a plot to assassinate President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. A statement released on public television urged residents to provide information on the militant, but It did not say when or how he escaped. He…

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