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28 Jun 2015
A Cairo court Sunday sentenced to one year in jail an Egyptian female dancer who featured in a controversial music video, accusing her of inciting debauchery, a judicial official said. Reda El-Fouly was arrested in May after she appeared singing and dancing, and wearing a revealing dress, in a video that went viral on the…
28 Jun 2015
The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid. Amid international criticism of the government's defiant refusal to delay the vote, parliament head Pie Ntavyohanyuma said Sunday he had fled to Belgium due to…
28 Jun 2015
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said Friday he was imposing a three-week daytime curfew in the last Ebola-hit areas in a bid to curb a resurgence of the deadly virus. Koroma announced on state television he was imposing "with immediate effect a 6:00 am to 6:00 pm chiefdom-level curfew" in parts of the northwestern…
28 Jun 2015
At least three people were killed in Burundi overnight Saturday, witnesses said, as tension rises a day before key polls in the central African nation that the UN warns should be postponed. One was shot while another was killed in a grenade blast, according to witnesses. A soldier was killed by accident by a comrade…
27 Jun 2015
Two Malian soldiers died Saturday in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses said.
25 Jun 2015
THE United Nations (UN) peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic (CAR) are accused of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman has said.

 UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon’s, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the latest incident was the third case of alleged child sexual abuse involving peacekeepers in the CAR to have surfaced in recent months.
25 Jun 2015
MOZAMBIQUE and Angola this year mark four decades of independence from Portugal, with robust economic growth rates buoyed by abundant natural resources giving the southern African nations’ reason to celebrate.
19 Jun 2015
Chadian Prime Minister, Kalzeube Deubet, on Friday, said that following the recent Boko Haram attack in two suicide blasts in the capital, N'Djamena, which killed 37 people, government would commence rounding up of foreigners in that country. The premier did not give details on whom the raids would target and where. He said those detained…
17 Jun 2015
The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that the police in that country had pledged to protect Nigerians and other foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks.
17 Jun 2015
A roadside bomb killed an Egyptian policeman on Wednesday in the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish, police and medics said.
16 Jun 2015
TWO blasts outside the police headquarters and academy have killed at least 10 people in the capital of Chad, whose forces have been instrumental in fighting armed group Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria, police officials have said.
16 Jun 2015
SUDAN’S information minister has said that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has flown out of South Africa, defying a high court order which banned him from leaving the country until an application calling for his arrest had been heard.

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