Africa

Moroccan Director General of the National Board of Hydrocarbons and Mines, Mrs Amina Benkhadra (right) shakes hand to Maikanti Kacalla Baru Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian National Oil Company, after signing of documents of Cooperation agreement of the Nigeria-Moroccan gas pipeline project that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe at the king Palace in Rabat, Morocco, Monday May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Nigeria, Morocco sign gas pipeline, fertilizer deals

The first agreement was the Joint Initiative on the Morocco –Nigeria Gas Regional Pipeline.

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Religious sect members attack Congo prison, free leader – Official

Muanda Nsemi, a self-styled prophet and leader of the Bundu dia Kongo movement – was arrested in March.

In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 11, 2014,  a health worker as he examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300km, (186 miles),  from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa.  (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
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WHO adopts measures to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

As at Sunday, 11 suspected cases, including three deaths, had been reported.

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe leaves for medical checks in Singapore

Mr. Mugabe now struggles to walk, with security aides forming a human shield around him in public.

Lucy Gichuhi

Australia swears in first black African senator

The Kenyan-born lawyer arrived in Australia with her husband and children in 1999.

Al-Shabaab

U.S. soldier killed in Somalia

A source told Reuters two other U.S. servicemen were wounded during the operation.

Robert Mugabe

IMF says surrogate currency will not solve Zimbabwe’s economic problems

The IMF said only comprehensive reforms would address a fiscal crisis.

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Zambian president threatens to declare state of emergency

Mr. Lungu said he will be forced to declare a state of emergency unless people stopped damaging pubic property.

Migrant boat used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: CBC]

Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat offshore – Official

No fewer than 150,000 have made the crossing to Italy annually over the past three years.

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Guinea colonel accused of trafficking as police seize his “private zoos”

Chimpanzees, a baboon, ostriches and turtles were among the 33 animals and 12 species found during police raids.

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout. Reuters April 11, 2017

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

The ministry said ammunition, weapons, a motorcycle and Islamic State books and publications were found at the scene.

Malian Army

France, Germany to provide security aid to five African Countries

“Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad also known as the Sahel G5 are the focus of the initiative.”

Egyptian Christians weep with rage after Palm Sunday bombing killed 44 [Photo Credit: CNN]

Egyptian Christians weep with rage after Palm Sunday bombing killed 44

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Anti Zuma protesters [Photo Credit: AlJazeera]

Police clash with South African protesters calling for Zuma’s exit

Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against Mr. Zuma.

Mcebisi Jonas

South Africa’s former deputy finance minister resigns from parliament

Mr. Zuma’s sacking of two ministers sparked calls for him to step down and threatened to split the ANC.

Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab militants abduct 4 aid workers in Southern Somalia

A police officer said the four workers, all Somalis, were working on a polio vaccination exercise.

Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab recaptures Somali town after AU forces exit

“They did not inform us that they are leaving and this is a sudden decision.”

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South Africa’s ruling ANC headed for showdown after finance minister’s sack

The sack threatens to split the upper echelons of the ANC down the middle.

U.S. President, Donald Trump with Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

Rights groups express concern over al-Sisi, Trump meeting

“The Trump administration cannot turn a blind eye to Egypt’s human rights crisis.”

Pravin Gordhan

South Africa’s deputy president disagrees with president on finance minister’s sacking

The sacked minister says intelligence report used to fire him is “nonsense”.

Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed vaccinating a child against meningitis at Dakwa village in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Thursday (30/3/17). 02148/30/3/2017/Mustapha Sumaila/JAU/BJO/NAN

As Nigeria Meningitis death toll grows, Kenya gets new vaccine to prepare for outbreak

Meningitis has so far killed nearly 300 people in Nigeria in the last few weeks.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South Africa’s Zuma considers stepping down

There is precedent for an ANC leader to leave the presidency early.

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Herdsmen burn Kenya’s luxury lodge

The crisis has spiked as armed cattle herders searching for scarce grazing drive thousands of cattle onto private farms and ranches.

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Plane crash kills six people in eastern Zimbabwe

The Mozambican-registered eight-seater plane crashed into the Vumba mountains near the Mozambican border.

Aisha Gaddafi

EU court lifts travel ban on Gaddafi’s daughter

The ban was challenged by Mr. Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha, who currently lives in Oman with her family.