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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.
Suicide attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three

Suicide attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant, the authorities said.
Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests Sat, 22 Dec, 2018

Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed "armed repression" for the death of 22 people in days of protests over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave a lower death toll.
Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.
Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president

Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Several hundred anti-graft activists took to the streets of Malawi on Friday to protest against alleged corruption in the government of President Peter Mutharika.
127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

The official death toll rose to 127 after a badly overcrowded ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities said Friday, as a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power.
Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years

Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.
Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo Mon, 27 Aug, 2018

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, the health ministry said Monday.
Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity

Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

 Malians voted on Sunday to decide whether or not to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term, amid widespread ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago.
Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide

Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Two years ago, a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together in a partnership that they say could be a model to save the country's ruined agricultural sector.
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