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Gabonese President’s ill health confirmed

The spokesperson of the Gabonese President, Ike Ngouoni, has confirmed that the President is seriously ill, but recuperating, ending weeks of official silence on his condition. Speculation has mounted on...

Cameroon school kidnap: Final four hostages freed in Bamenda

The final four hostages of the 81 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released. The principal, one teacher and two students were dropped off on the...

Zimbabwe govt denies MDC leader Chamisa kidnap claims

The government of Zimbabwe has denied claims that its spy agency had attempted to kidnap main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, as he left a rally over the weekend. Mr Chamisa's...

President Magufuli fires two ministers over cashew nut prices

Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli says his government could buy the country’s cashew nut stock, after he fired two ministers and dissolved the industry regulator in a row over the...

Global bodies want DR Congo militias to help to curb Ebola

Armed groups in DR Congo are being called upon to cooperate with efforts to improve security as the country battles an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The calls for cooperation...

Lions blamed as hundreds of buffalo drown in Botswana

Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia. Early investigations suggest the herd was being chased by lions and ran into the river,...

‘Don’t go back to school’ kidnappers told freed Cameroonian students

One of the kidnapped female students freed in Cameroon says her captors warned her and other students not to return to school. Mathel Majum is one of the 76 students...

At least 47 people in Zimbabwe die in bus collision

At least 47 people have been killed in Zimbabwe when two buses collided outside the small town of Rusape, in the east of the country, the police say. One of...

Kidnapped Cameroon children reunited with families

Ten men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. The arrests were made on Saturday night at a beach resort, a...

Bridge ‘to link Kinshasa and Brazzaville’

Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Republic of Congo have signed an agreement to build a bridge across the river that separates the cities of Kinshasa...

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Africa

African Permanent Representatives focus on climate change and AfCFTA in retreat with ECA

The second annual retreat of the African Permanent Representatives and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ended in Mahe, Seychelles, late Tuesday following two...

‘Yahya Jammeh, accomplices should be prosecuted’ – Justice Emile Short

Government has been urged to facilitate adequate support for Ghanaian survivors and families of victims killed in the massacre masterminded by former President of...

World

Police in Denmark make arrests over suspected terror plot

Police in Denmark have arrested 20 people in connection with suspected preparations for an Islamist terrorist attack. They said several raids were made throughout the...

Members of child abuse WhatsApp group arrested in 11 countries

Spanish police say 33 people have been arrested globally in connection with a WhatsApp group for images of child sex abuse and other violent...