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Africa

Gabon opposition slams President's call for talks

30 September 2016, 20:34

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has criticised President Ali Bongo calls for talks amidst political unrest that has gripped the country, labeling the calls for talks as absurd.

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Morocco to speed up repatriation of illegals from Germany

30 September 2016, 19:26

Morocco has agreed to streamline the procedures for the repatriation of citizens living illegally in Germany, the royal court says.

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Somali force duped US into bombing rival - official

30 September 2016, 17:57

A regional administration in Somalia says rival forces deliberately misled the US into launching an air strike that killed 13 of its troops and wounded seven others.

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ICC prosecutor opens initial probe into Gabon unrest

30 September 2016, 16:00

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is opening an initial probe into the deadly unrest in Gabon triggered by disputed elections.

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Mugabe owns at least 14 farms, Zim opposition claims

30 September 2016, 13:45

Zimbabwe's opposition, the People's Democratic Party has reportedly accused President Robert Mugabe of owning more than 14 farms, in a development seen as contravening the country's constitution on land.

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Police raid Morocco market after rumours of sex dolls

30 September 2016, 10:35

Police have raided a market in Morocco after rumours spread on social media that stores there were selling inflatable sex dolls, which are banned in the conservative Muslim country.

Zambia dispatches food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe

29 September 2016, 18:28

The Zambian government has reportedly started an operation to issue at least 48 000 metric tons of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the $2.4 million SADC humanitarian appeal for 'hunger stricken' countries.

Nigeria trying to muzzle dissenting voices, Amnesty says

29 September 2016, 17:00

Amnesty International says Nigeria is trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters.

Why some Zimbabweans are looking forward to paper money

29 September 2016, 15:42

Former vice president Joice Mujuru’s last ditch attempt to stop the Zimbabwe central bank bringing in bonds has failed – but not everyone will be disappointed.

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

29 September 2016, 13:12

In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching… Writes Ross Harvey.

Amnesty accuses Sudan of deadly Darfur chemical attacks

29 September 2016, 11:50

Rights group Amnesty International has accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.

US blacklists top allies of DR Congo President Kabila

29 September 2016, 08:54

The US Treasury placed two top allies of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on its sanctions blacklist, tying both to rising political violence and human rights violations.

DRC's Bemba appeals ICC war crimes conviction

28 September 2016, 19:42

Former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, jailed for 18 years for war crimes, has formally appealed against his conviction by the International Criminal Court, arguing his trial was "flawed," his lawyers have said.

UCT closes campus after staff 'traumatised'

28 September 2016, 18:55

The University of Cape Town closed its campuses after a group of protesters allegedly "intimidated and traumatised" university staff.

Man hid in freezer to try escape flames in fatal house fire

28 September 2016, 17:41

The man killed in a Kuils River house fire had tried to escape the flames by hiding in a chest freezer.

Senegal prisoner killed during riot becomes reform symbol

28 September 2016, 16:40

A young father whose death in custody has spurred plans to build Senegal's first new prisons in five decades was killed by shots to the head, reports say.

'Very worrying': Diplomats slam latest Zim activist 'abduction'

28 September 2016, 15:36

Abducted, assaulted, injected with an unknown substance and left for dead: another Zimbabwe activist is being treated in hospital after what appears to have been a terrifying ordeal at the hands of as yet unidentified captors.

30% of Malawi cops 'are HIV positive'

28 September 2016, 14:09

A call for behavioural change within the ranks of Malawi's police force has been made following revelations that over 30% of the southern Africa country's police force are HIV positive.

South Sudan's 'Cobra' rebels to break ceasefire

28 September 2016, 13:06

Rebels from the Cobra faction of South Sudan's armed forces have joined opposition forces to fight against the administration of President Salva Kiir, breaking a ceasefire and accusing him of a lack of commitment to peace in the country.

Libya, Kenya surface in Clinton-Trump debate

28 September 2016, 09:01

Kenya and Libya were both mentioned during the highly-anticipated US presidential debate between candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

US military kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

28 September 2016, 09:01

The US military says it has killed four al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defence.

Top South Sudan journalist found dead

28 September 2016, 09:01

A respected South Sudan journalist, Isaac Vuni was reported to be found dead alongside a road, three months after he was abducted from his home by unknown gunmen.

Lungu lied at UN summit, says ex-Zambian leader Scott

27 September 2016, 20:09

Former Zambian president Guy Scott has criticised President Edgar Lungu over the remarks he made during the recently ended United Nations summit in New York.

Malawians take to social media to criticise Mutharika's prolonged stay in US

27 September 2016, 19:01

Malawians have taken to social to criticise President Peter Mutharika after he decided to prolong his stay in the United States following the just ended 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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