Africa

President Salva Kiir

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U.S., Britain ask South Sudan to retract ‘reckless’ regime change comment

South Sudan Army accused the Troika of plotting a regime change with rebel officials.

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UN says no justice in South Sudan after July rapes, killings

“The fighting that erupted in July 2016 was a serious setback for peace in South Sudan.”

Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe

Pastor arrested after prophesying Mugabe’s death

Mr. Mugadza said in December that Mr. Mugabe would die on October 17.

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25,800 unaccompanied children from Nigeria, 3 others, arrived Italy in 2016 – UNICEF

The 2016 figure more than doubled the 2015 number.

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6,330 HIV patients registered in Libya in 2016 – WHO

Ten people also died due to lack of ARV drugs, WHO said.

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Zambia cuts fuel prices

The price of petrol would be reduced to 12.50 kwacha from 13.70 kwacha.

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South Africa’s ANC scolds Pretoria mayor for ‘regrettable’ Taiwan visit

It called the visit a violation of its foreign policy that recognises only the People’s Republic of China.

Gambian President Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul...Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul, after election results announced him the winner of presidential polls, September 23, 2006. Tens of thousands of people crammed onto Gambia's tiny island capital Banjul on Saturday as Jammeh threw a massive beach party to celebrate his re-election for a third term. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia electoral commission head flees country

Security forces had earlier occupied the office of the electoral commission.

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Equatorial Guinea Vice President docked in France

He is accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country.

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Congo ruling party signs deal to end President Kabila’s rule

The accord was mediated by the Catholic Church in Congo and signed late on Saturday.

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh

Gambia: Jammeh accuses Buhari, other West African leaders of declaring war

“Let me make it very clear that we are ready to defend this country against any aggression.”

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Burundi’s environment minister assassinated

Hundreds of people have been killed by police and armed opposition groups in Burundi violence.

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South Africa’s petrol price to rise by 4% — Regulator

The 95 octane would go up 48 cents to 13.33 rand per litre.

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Gaddafi loyalists charged in Malta with hijacking plane

Moussa Saha and Ahmed Ali, pleaded not guilty in the Maltese capital.

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Egypt detains Al Jazeera journalist

Al Jazeera said Mahmoud Hussein’s arrest “represents a new chapter in the Egyptian authorities’ crackdown” on journalists.

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Passengers of hijacked Libyan plane arrive Tripoli

The hijackers are said to have used fake weapons.

President Kabila looks on during signature ceremonies.

D.R. Congo: 40 killed, 460 arrested in protests against Kabila

“Such high casualty figures suggest a serious disregard … of the need to exercise restraint in policing demonstrations.”

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All 111 passengers released from hijacked Libyan plane

Hijackers were taken into custody.

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Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta with 118 on board

A man says he has a hand grenade.

Josep Kabila

At least 22 killed in anti-government protests in Congo

Reports suggest far higher figure.

Josep Kabila

Militants attack East Congo as President Kabila’s term expires

A presidential election was postponed until April 2018 because of logistical and financial problems.

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Traces of explosives found on bodies from Egypt air crash

The plane crash in 2015.

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Zimbabwe holds first public interviews for Chief Justice

President Mugabe will choose from three names sent to him.

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Six Egypt police officers killed in checkpoint blast in Cairo

The blast also injured three other policemen and three civilians.

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White South African men accused of forcing black man into coffin denied bail

The judge described the attack as “brutal racism”.