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5 Jun 2015
The United States would oppose any moves to allow Rwanda's President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in office, a State Department diplomat told AFP on Friday. "We are committed to support a peaceful, democratic transition in 2017 to a new leader elected by the Rwandan people," he said. Rwanda's 2003 constitution limits…
1 Jun 2015
Egypt said on it seized more than 64 million packs of smuggled cigarettes in May, of which over two million were counterfeit.
1 Jun 2015
Police in Kenya said they have launched an investigation into photos posted on social media that appear to show officers mercilessly whipping a group of men
30 May 2015
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third term in office suffered a new blow on Saturday after it emerged that a top election official had fled the country.
30 May 2015
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third term in office suffered a new blow on Saturday after it emerged a top a election official had fled the country.
24 May 2015
On the streets of Burundi's capital, protesters have spent a month fighting running battles with police, erecting barricades and demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza end his third term bid for power.
24 May 2015
Activists in Burundi behind weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to seek a third term said Sunday they were suspending talks with the government after the murder of an opposition figure.
23 May 2015
IGD is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organisation that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world, with a focus on Africa.
23 May 2015
Militants from Somalia-based al Shabaab attacked a village in northeast Kenya but were beaten back by security forces, the Interior Ministry said yesterday.
22 May 2015
Up to nine civilians, including an aid worker for a European charity, were killed after rebels attacked a village in northern Mali, loyalist and anti-government militias said on Friday.
21 May 2015
Photos from the just concluded ECOWAS Summit in Accra, Ghana
19 May 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan and other African Heads of State are currently present at the ECOWAS Summit in Ghana. View images from the summit below: Photos by Philip Ojisua  

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