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18 May 2015
An official says Burundi's president has fired his defense minister and two other Cabinet ministers after a failed coup attempt.
18 May 2015
Former South African tennis star, Bob Hewitt, jailed 6 years for sex abuse
17 May 2015
Parliamentary and presidential elections due to take place in Burundi in May and June could be delayed in the wake of the coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, his office said Sunday. Asked if elections would go ahead as scheduled, Willy Nyamitwe, a close aide to the president, replied that delays had happened in the…
15 May 2015
Burundian authorities said yesterday that they arrested the military generals behind an attempted coup shortly after the President returned to the landlocked central African nation. The coup attempt, which was announced by one of the generals Wednesday but subsequently failed, came after deadly protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term. CNN…
12 May 2015
Burundi police opened fire on protesters Tuesday as President Pierre Nkurunziza defied international pressure to end a controversial third term bid
12 May 2015
Two South African men charged with the rape and murder of a 86-year-old Austrian-born nun pleaded guilty
12 May 2015
Gunmen in South Sudan have raped girls, seized boys to become soldiers and torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Hosni Mubarak Jailed
10 May 2015
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges after a retrial in the capital, Cairo. His sons were given four years each in the same case, which centres on the embezzlement of $14m (£9.3m) earmarked for renovation of presidential palaces. The original conviction was overturned on January…
10 May 2015
As the world’s attention was still focused on bringing succour to the earthquake stricken Nepal, Africa may have started coping, yet again, with its peculiar, but avoidable natural disaster of mayhems and carnages as occasioned by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s spear-heading constitutional change in Burundi to fulfill a third term tenure elongation for another five-year in…
9 May 2015
The UN health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people.
9 May 2015
South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party was expected to elect its first black leader at a congress starting Saturday, billed a watershed moment for the predominantly white party.
7 May 2015
The African Union warned Thursday the situation in Burundi was not suitable to hold elections, saying it could not send poll observers after deadly protests triggered by the president's bid for a third term. "The environment is not conducive for an election. You can't be going into a country meeting refugees leaving, and saying 'we…

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