Africa

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South Sudan general resigns, joins rebels

He is the second top official to join the rebels.

Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente

Angolan VP charged with corruption in Portugal

Mr. Vicente is accused of bribing a magistrate.

Lands deputy minister Bernadus Swartbooi. [Photo credit: Namibian SUN]

Sacked Namibian deputy minister calls former boss idiot in parliament

“He is insulting people. He is an idiot.”

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Zambian police raid newspaper editor’s home, arrest wife

The Post has been critical of the government of President Edgar Lungu.

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South African rand hits 16-month high against U.S. dollar

In August 2016, the rand was at 10 months high.

Angolan Police after the stampede in the Stadium

Angola stadium stampede kills 17

Hundreds more were reported injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to gain entry

Munasca CAR[Photo Credit: African Arguments]

UN peacekeepers kill four civilians in Central African Republic

The UN said it was launching an investigation into the deaths.

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South Africa opposition seeks court order barring military from parliament

The heavy deployment of armed operatives happened during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech.

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Don’t leave ICC, UN envoy tells African countries

“Rather, States and non-State members should reaffirm their commitment to strengthen the Rome Statute.”

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Mortar attacks in Mogadishu as Somalia prepares for presidential election

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility using its radio station, Andalus.

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Somalia imposes flight ban ahead of presidential poll

“We inform travel agencies that flights at Aden Adde Airport will be suspended on Wednesday for the presidential election.”

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South Sudan soldiers found guilty of rape, murder to be shot

The president says the country will get rid of “bad eleements”.

President Salva Kiir [Photo: ChimpReports]

South Sudan scraps school fees

It was not clear how the government would finance the free education.

A school in Zambia used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Europa.eu]

23 teachers dismissed in Zambia for sexually abusing, impregnating pupils

The figure covers 2016.

GEOFFREY-ONYEAMA [Photo credit: guardian.ng]

AU bars EU from negotiating with individual African country

Member EU countries can negotiate with member African countries.

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Kenyan police officers killed in terror attack

Police sources said the terrorists attacked a police camp in Arabia, Mandera town.

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AU approves Libya peace plan, calls for new unity govt

“We cannot achieve much in Libya without Libya’s neighbours,” an AU official said.

Witnesses said at least two gunmen wearing black shot at worshippers in the mosque. [ Photo credit: usatoday.com]

Morocco says citizens among victims in Canada mosque attack

The mosque attack in Quebec left six dead and eight others wounded.

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South Africa’s ruling party regrets Morocco’s readmission into AU

The party says readmitting Morocco is tacitly endorsing the occupation of the Western Sahara.

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AU re-admits Morocco

Morocco left the organisation in 1984.

L-R:  Chadian President, Idriss Deby and Guinean President, Alpha Conde. The Guinean President replaced Idriss Deby as AU Chairman

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President Conde elected AU Chairman

He succeeds President Idriss Deby of Republic of Chad.

Onlookers examine the scattered wreckage at the scene of a plane crash in a heavily populated
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Military helicopters crash in Eastern Congo, 4 missing

The helicopter crashed near the Rwandan and Ugandan border.