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South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election.
Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister

Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Several parties to the Central African Republic's peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, a minister said on Thursday.
Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed'

Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed' Thu, 07 Feb, 2019

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday said a column of rebels which had sought to cross into the country from Libya had been "destroyed" in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes.
Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan

Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan Wed, 30 Jan, 2019

 Fed up by months of bread queues, price hikes and petrol shortages in Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir's hometown of Shendi, office worker Louay Mohamed Kheir, feels there's only one solution: "We need a new president."
Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike

Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

Six people from the same family were "killed on the spot" by a lightning strike in Madagascar over the weekend while sheltering from a storm, officials said Monday.
Sudan's Bashir fights for survival as protests spread

Sudan's Bashir fights for survival as protests spread Sun, 27 Jan, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir does little to hide his contempt for the young men and women who have been protesting for more than a month to demand an end to his three-decade rule.
DR Congo rebels surrender in welcome for new President Tshisekedi

DR Congo rebels surrender in welcome for new President Tshisekedi Sat, 26 Jan, 2019

Six hundred Congolese rebels whose conflict killed several thousand people in the restive Kasai region, have ended their war and surrendered their weapons in a sign of support for new President Felix Tshisekedi, local authorities said on Saturday.

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

Jihadist gunmen killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others in an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali on Sunday, one of the deadliest strikes against the UN mission in the West African country.
Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster

Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote

Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

 A regional bloc on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a unity government in the wake of disputed elections while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.
African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote

African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Friday for the results of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential vote to be respected, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process.
Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid

Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations of selling aid meant for civilians, slamming the World Food Programme (WFP) for sending "rotten food" to the war-torn country.
Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay

Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Presidential elections that will shape the future of one of Africa's biggest and most unstable countries were underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after a two-year delay.
Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace

Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online.
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