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18 Aug 2015
Gabon's President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over properties including a villa in the capital and two homes in Paris to the state. Reuters reports that Bongo has led the central African oil producer since winning a…
18 Aug 2015
A 24-year old man, Mbuso Mandela,  believed to the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been arrested for raping a 15-year old girl at a restaurant in Greenside, South Africa. The accused was arrested on August 14th. Reports in South African media quoting the victim's family spokesperson claimed that the girl was raped…
18 Aug 2015
The Yobe Government said it had rehabilitated over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state “to avoid gaps in the system". The Director of Press to the State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Bego, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Damaturu. Bego…
17 Aug 2015
At least 15 people were killed on Monday when a mini-bus plunged off a bridge, landed on rail tracks and collided with a train in eastern South Africa, an official said.
16 Aug 2015
THE African Union warned yesterday of potential “catastrophic consequences” for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.
16 Aug 2015
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir headed to peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war Sunday, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount.
16 Aug 2015
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir will attend peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount, the government said Sunday.
15 Aug 2015
The former head of Burundi's army during its 13-year civil war was assassinated Saturday, his family told AFP.
13 Aug 2015
Governor of Salim Mvurya, Kwale County, Kenya, said on Thursday that seven students drowned while swimming in the Indian Ocean, during an annual trip organised by their school authorities. He said no fewer than 49 other students were rescued from the sea after being hit by a tidal wave on Wednesday. The seven pupils drowned…
12 Aug 2015
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has criticised US President, Barrack Obama, over his remarks about African leaders' failure to respect presidential term limits and clinging to power for life.
10 Aug 2015
PRESIDENT of Egypt, AbdelFattah Al-Sisi, has called for a new African Order led by the whole of Africa, leading to increased cooperation in trade and collective action against terrorism
9 Aug 2015
Burundi's prosecutor on Sunday said the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza had been identified and "a certain number" had been arrested. General Adolphe Nshimirimana, widely seen as Burundi's de-facto internal security chief, was killed in a rocket attack on August 2. He was a close aide of President Nkurunziza, whose…

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Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the short time span between the submission of the 2014 National Conference (CONFAB) Report to him and the 2015 election was a major factor in his inability to implement the report. Jonathan also claimed that the defection of the then-Speaker of the House of Representatives, now Sokoto…
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Workers faced record abuse of their labour rights in the past year, from union bans to violence and murder, the International Trade Union Confederation said on Tuesday.
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Scotland's government on Tuesday drew the battle lines for a legal and political tussle with London as it announced plans to hold a second independence referendum on October 19, 2023.
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The European Union's drug regulator said on Tuesday it had started formally reviewing the use of a smallpox vaccine to treat a growing number of cases of monkeypox. Imvanex was authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2013 for smallpox, but its maker, Danish firm Bavarian Nordic, did not apply at the time for…