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Paul Biya

Cameroon fires two army chiefs over Boko Haram raids

The two dismissed officers were in charge of Cameroon’s special military force instituted to quell…

Cholera patients

Cholera kills 200 in Cameroon

More than 1,500 people have been infected with the water-borne bacteria. (more…)

Algerian military plane crash

Missing Algerian Plane “Crashed” in Niger

The plane had 116 on board An Air Algerie flight declared missing early Thursday crashed…

Ebola Virus

Bushmeat consumption may pose Ebola risk, World food body warns

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the virus. (more…)

7 killed as gunmen hijack bus in Kenya’s coast

Five police officer were among the dead. (more…)

Ethopia

Ethiopia charges nine journalists with terrorism

The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone, which publishes critical news and commentary. An Ethiopian court charged nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April with inciting violence and terrorism, according to local journalists and news reports. The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective…

cemetary nigeria

Botswana’s high suicide rate continues

Botswana police have appealed to the public to seek professional help or share their problems with others rather than resort to suicide. Some 2,389 people have committed suicide in the diamond-rich Botswana since 2007, according to the country's Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Dikgakgamatso Seretse. Addressing parliament on Wednesday, Seretse…

malian Soldiers

Mali peace talks start in Algiers after prisoner swap

The negotiations include representatives of the UN, EU and the AU. (more…)

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Passengers injured after South African Airways plane hits turbulence

There were 165 passengers on board the aircraft. (more…)

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Scientists find cause of death of ancient baby mummy

The official said scientists determined that the child suffered from hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. (more…)

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Côte d’Ivoire may lose 115,000 tonnes of banana export to rainfall-Minister

Banana caters for about five per cent of Cote d’Ivoire’s GDP and employs some 8,350 persons. (more…)

85 Nigerians in detention in Abidjan – Embassy

Embassy plans to provide legal assistance to those awaiting trial. (more…)

Ban- Ki-moon, united nations secretary general

Death penalty has no place in 21st century – UN Chief

“Together, we can finally end this cruel and inhumane practice everywhere around the world.” The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has said that death penalty has no place in the 21st century. He called on all states to take concrete steps toward abolishing or stopping this form of punishment. “Together, we…

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Army chief urges manufacturers to produce APC’s to meet Africa’s requirements

“In other words, effective employment of armoured vehicles means that they should be employed in large numbers,” (more…)

Ebola Virus

182 die from ebola in Guinea, says health officer

Doctors Without Borders has disbursed N488 million to help the fight against ebola. (more…)

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AU Summit approves creation of African Monetary Fund

The AMF would be established to basically help to tackle macro-economic matters in Africa. (more…)

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Re-arrested Sudanese Christian woman released

The woman was re-arrested on Tuesday. ‎ Sudanese authorities have released 27-year-old Mariam Ibrahim who was detained on Tuesday alongside her husband and children as they tried to board a plane in Khartoum after she was released from death row. Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, quoted…

suda christian woman on death row

Sudan re-arrests Christian woman released from death row

Mrs. Ibrahim was arrested while attempting to leave Sudan. (more…)

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Death toll from Kenyan attack rises to 48

"We can confirm 48 deaths and three more injured who have been evacuated and rushed to hospital”. (more…)