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Zimbabwe: Opposition MDC withdraws suit challenging Mugabe’s re-election

The MDC said it was being denied crucial evidence by the electoral officers. Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC on Friday withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe’s re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying it was being denied crucial evidence by election officials. Mugabe, 89, and his ZANU-PF party were declared winners […]

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Egypt presidency hits back at Obama

Egypt said Obama’s statements would “strengthen violent armed groups”. Egypt’s presidency on Friday harshly answered U.S. President Barack Obama’s criticism, saying that it valued his concern but feared that his comments would “strengthen violent armed groups”. This is contained in a statement issued by the Interim President, Adly Mansour’s office, on Friday in Cairo. “Egypt […]

UN Security Council calls for stop to violence in Egypt

The Argentine government condemned the military coup in the country.

Egypt protesters take to streets again, new deaths reported

The supporters of the deposed president said they would continue with their protests.

Cameroonian President shuts down “illegal” Pentecostal Churches

The government claims the churches threaten the security of the country. The Cameroonian government has started a massive crackdown on Pentecostal churches in the country as President Paul Biya claims they threaten the security of the country. The CNN is reporting that Mr Biya has ordered the country’s military to ”permanently shut down all Pentecostal […]

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Egypt authorizes police to use live ammunition against violent protesters

U.S. has cancelled military drills with Egypt over the crackdown. The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Thursday authorized the police to use live ammunition to stem further attacks against public or private properties, after a mob set at least one government building alight. “The interior ministry has instructed all forces to use live ammunition to confront […]

Obama cancels US-Egypt military exercise, wants emergency rule lifted

The government admits death toll has soared above 500, an indication many more may have died.

Egypt’s Vice President El Baradei resigns

El Baradei announced his resignation on Wednesday. Egypt’s acting vice president, Mohammed El Baradei, has announced his resignation in protest against a brutal crackdown by the army-backed government that left more than 100 people dead. Egypt’s health ministry said 149 people were killed on Wednesday in a bloody assault against hundreds of thousands of who […]

Egypt declares emergency as violence spreads – Liveblog

The government is determined to clear the protests. [liveblog] Dozens feared killed as Egypt’s security forces disperse pro-Morsi protesters At least 40 people are feared killed after security forces tried to disperse the thousands of pro-Morsi protesters gathered in two major sit-ins in Egypt. The interim government in Egypt had warned the protesters that it […]

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President-elect Mugabe denies rigging Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.

Mohammed Morsi

Egyptian court detains Morsi for another 15 days as deposed president’s supporters continue protest

The pro-Morsi protesters continue their sit-in.

100 killed in tribal violence in Darfur

The region has seen increasing tribal violence over competing land ownership claims.

Family of murdered Briton seeks up to $8.2m compensation in China

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment. The family of a British citizen murdered in China, whose death triggered the nation’s biggest political scandals in decades, is seeking compensation of $8.2 million (N1.3 billion). The family is seeking the compensation from his convicted killer, the wife of former top leader Bo Xilai, a lawyer with […]

UN scribe expresses concern over continuing political stalemate in Egypt

The UN advised all parties to remain peaceful.

China sacks topmost economic official over bribery allegation

He has also been expelled from the Communist Party.

Kenya to use domestic terminal for international flights after huge fire

Flights to the regionally important airport have been diverted to other cities.

Obama cancels meeting with Russia’s Putin over Snowden asylum, others

The decision reflects US anger over Russia’s decision to give Snowden asylum.

Military judge cuts potential sentence for U.S. soldier, Manning, who leaked files to WikiLeaks

Manning’s possible sentence was cut from 136 to 90 years.

Thousands rally against Tunisian government

Tens of thousands of Tunisians crowded the streets of downtown Tunis on Tuesday to demand the transitional government’s ouster, in the largest opposition protest since the country’s political crisis began two weeks ago. The secular opposition, angered by two assassinations in its ranks and emboldened by the army-backed toppling of Egypt’s Islamist president, is trying […]

South Africa to reinstate sexual offenses courts

The courts were first introduced in 1993.

Mohammed Morsi

U.S. Senators McCain, Graham, call removal of Egypt’s president “coup”

Senators McCain and Graham faced the truth the US administration has refrained from. Two U.S. senators, John McCain and Lindsay Graham, who traveled to Egypt on the request of President Barack Obama, have admitted the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi, which led to the ongoing crisis they hope to help resolve, was a coup. The […]

U.S. military helicopter crashes at U.S. base on Japan’s Okinawa

One of the crew members was declared missing. A U.S. military helicopter crashed on Monday at a U.S. base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, and one of its crew members was missing, Japan’s Defence Ministry said. Three of the four crew members of the HH-60 helicopter survived, and one was taken to hospital, […]

South Africa protesters throw human waste at parliament

The demonstrators have repeatedly staged a “dirty war” against authorities. A group of South Africa’s ANC Youth League left containers of human waste on Monday on the steps of Cape Town provincial legislature in protest of the city’s roll-out of new portable toilets. The notorious faeces throwers are part of the 180 people who appeared […]

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Jonathan congratulates Mugabe

Mr. Mugabe recently won a re-election. President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday congratulated President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on his victory in last week’s presidential elections as announced by the country’s electoral commission at the weekend. Mr. Jonathan in a statement by presidential spokesman, Rueben Abati, urged Mr. Mugabe and his party, ZANU-PF to rededicate themselves […]

Four-year-old re-elected mayor of U.S. community

A dog and a rooster have also been in the running for mayor.