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Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika Fri, 08 Mar, 2019

Tens of thousands of Algerians defied heavily deployed riot police on Friday and resumed mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the biggest threat to his 20-year-old rule.
DR Congo's Tshisekedi, ex-president agree to form coalition

DR Congo's Tshisekedi, ex-president agree to form coalition Thu, 07 Mar, 2019

DR Congo's recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila said they had decided to form a coalition government following talks.
Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike

Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi airport strike Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi's international airport Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was fired to disperse striking workers.
Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever Tue, 05 Mar, 2019

Vietnam's prime minister has called for "drastic measures" to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.
Thousands protest Algeria president's fifth term bid

Thousands protest Algeria president's fifth term bid Fri, 01 Mar, 2019

Thousands of people protested in Algeria's capital Friday in the face of riot police and tear gas over ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in power.
Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president

Nigeria's Buhari wins second term as president Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and top oil producer, the electoral commission chairman said on Wednesday, following an election marred by delays, logistical glitches and violence.
US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists

US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

The United States military said Monday that its latest airstrike in Somalia killed 35 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies

Sudan's Bashir bans unauthorised rallies Tue, 26 Feb, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday banned unauthorised rallies as he announced a slew of new measures to end demonstrations that have rocked his rule for weeks.
Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win

Senegal votes with President Sall confident of first-round win Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Senegal went to the polls Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall is tipped to win after his main challengers were banned from running.

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.
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