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Africa

Protest banned in Burundi

25 April 2015, 09:08

Burundi has announced a nationwide ban on demonstrations following threats by the opposition and activists to step up protests against controversial plans by the president to seek re-election.

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Peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur repel attacks

25 April 2015, 08:52

Unidentified gunmen have launched two attacks on peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

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3 members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DRC

24 April 2015, 12:11

Three members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source says.

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Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite danger

24 April 2015, 10:31

In Africa, dreams of reaching Europe remain strong in spite of boat fatalities and the jihadi threat.

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Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases - PM

24 April 2015, 10:30

Somali and African forces aim to drive Shabaab militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks.

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Malaria vaccine a letdown, but could reduce cases - study

24 April 2015, 08:21

The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, but developers are moving ahead to get it approved because it could yet protect some children, a study says.

Guinea security forces beat protester to death

24 April 2015, 07:01

Security forces in Guinea have killed a protester and wounded four others as opposition supporters clashed with police during anti-government rallies.

Woman hides two phones inside her g-string

23 April 2015, 20:13

Police in Mubende town arrested a 30-year-old old woman who stole two mobile phones and hid tthem inside her g-string.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

23 April 2015, 13:29

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Xenophobia: Nigeria youths 'attack MTN office in Abuja'

23 April 2015, 12:13

MTN’s regional office in Abuja has reportedly shut down its operations following attacks by irate youths presumably protesting over xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Guinea opposition calls protests nationwide

23 April 2015, 12:07

Guinea’s opposition is seeking to spur protests across the country against a disputed election after days of violent clashes in the capital, even as the president ruled out any review.

Burundi's ruling party to designate presidential candidate

23 April 2015, 12:06

Burundi’s ruling party says it is poised to designate its candidate for upcoming presidential elections, with incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza expected to defy a two-term limit and seek re-election.

Man rapes three underage granddaughters, infects them with HIV

23 April 2015, 13:29

Police in Uganda are holding a 65-year-old man for allegedly defiling his three underage granddaughters and infecting them with HIV/AIDs.

Uganda is ready for digital migration

23 April 2015, 12:13

The Minister for Information and National Guidance, Major General Jim Muhwezi has confirmed that Uganda will beat the deadline for digital migration in June.

Migrant smuggling in Libya a booming trade

23 April 2015, 10:41

Libya's chaos has turned the country into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe, a report says.

UN: South Sudan attacks on aid workers worsening crisis

23 April 2015, 09:36

Attacks against aid workers in South Sudan are worsening hunger in the war-torn state, the World Food Programme says, as it expressed “grave concern” for four missing staff members.

Burundi ruling party to decide if president to seek 3rd term

23 April 2015, 08:23

Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD will hold a party congress this weekend to decide whether President Pierre Nkurunziza will seek a third five-year term, a move that the opposition and diplomats worry would spark fresh unrest.

Angola cops, religious sect clash - 22 dead

23 April 2015, 07:23

Twenty-two people died after police clashed with members of a religious sect in central Angola last week, local media report.

Uganda ready to go and fight rebels in DRC

22 April 2015, 20:44

Authorities in Uganda have said that Uganda Peoples Defence Force is ready to go and fight rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

ICC postpones start of Congolese militia leader's trial

22 April 2015, 13:16

International court judges push back start of Congolese militia leader's war crimes trial

AU: Somalia sex abuse allegations largely unproven

22 April 2015, 10:52

Allegations implicating African Union troops in Somalia in many cases of rape and sex abuse are largely unproven, the AU insists in a long-awaited reply to a damning rights report.

Nigerian men know how to take care of women, SA men told

22 April 2015, 09:43

South African men have been asked to “provide” properly for women, rather than lash out at non-nationals for “stealing” women away.

Sudan won't give visas to US, British, French envoys

22 April 2015, 09:44

Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior US, British and French diplomats to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region, UN diplomatic sources say.

Niger shuts schools after meningitis outbreak

22 April 2015, 08:36

Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January.

Sudan security agents detain rights activist

22 April 2015, 07:22

Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service has detained an opposition activist who campaigned on behalf of a colleague who was taken into custody during last week's elections, his party says.

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