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Africa

Malawi govt to employ more waiters for President Mutharika

01 July 2016, 12:16

Malawi's finance minister, Goodall Gondwe, has confirmed plans by government to employ more waiters to tend to the needs of President Peter Mutharika, a report says.

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Stop oppressive tendencies, Zambian opposition tells Lungu

01 July 2016, 12:16

Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has urged President Edgar Lungu to put an end to his oppressive tendencies, telling him that the world is now "closely watching" his actions, a report says.

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Amnesty documents 'horrifying' abuse of migrants in Libya

01 July 2016, 12:06

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse, including gang rape, of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe.

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6 killed in extremist attack on 2 buses, say Kenyan official

01 July 2016, 11:47

A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabab gunmen killed at least six people when they shot at two buses traveling in Mandera County in northern Kenya.

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Kabila risks DRC 'crisis' over presidency uncertainty - opposition

01 July 2016, 12:06

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi has warned President Joseph Kabila risked plunging the country into an "even worse crisis" by letting doubt linger over when he will step down.

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10 held in Burkina over jihadist attacks

01 July 2016, 12:26

Authorities in Burkina Faso have arrested 10 people over a jihadist attack on a hotel and café in the capital and a separate rampage at a resort in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

Ivorian opposition rejects plans for constitutional referendum

01 July 2016, 12:26

Twenty-three opposition parties in Ivory Coast have issued a joint declaration against President Alassane Ouattara's "authoritarian" plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms.

Liberia takes over security from UN for the first time in 13 years

01 July 2016, 12:26

Liberia is assuming responsibility for its security for the first time since civil war ended in the West African country 13 years ago, a move welcomed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Pay newspaper's debt if you want it back, Zambian leader tells US envoys

30 June 2016, 13:27

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told US diplomats to raise the funds owed by The Post newspaper to the Zambian Revenue Authority if they feel that the newspaper is being victimised, a report says.

'Homesick' Malawi hyena treks back to her city - researchers

30 June 2016, 13:27

Researchers working in Lilongwe have been astonished after they found out that a large hyena, which was moved from busy city centre to Liwonde National Park, has finally found her way back home again more than a year later.

Mutharika can't travel economy class, Malawi minister insists

30 June 2016, 13:27

Malawian Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe has insisted that President Peter Mutharika cannot travel economy class, despite a motion that prevents government officials from flying in business class, a report says.

Roadside bomb kills eight on Somalia minibus

30 June 2016, 13:27

A roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a witness says.

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

30 June 2016, 14:27

A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source says.

Ivory Coast: Gay men attacked over event for Orlando victims

30 June 2016, 14:27

Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the US Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Egypt's el-Sissi says 'nothing to hide' on islands transfer

30 June 2016, 14:27

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has defended the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, which sparked the largest protests of his presidency and was declared unconstitutional last week.

Fleeing Mozambican nationals flood Zimbabwe - report

30 June 2016, 13:19

Over 500 Mozambican families have arrived in Zimbabwe's Manicaland province following renewed violence between the government of Mozambique and armed opposition militants, a report says.

Zim deputy president 'temporarily' vacates hotel suite to accommodate visiting head of state

30 June 2016, 13:19

Zimbabwe’s deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko has been asked to "temporarily" vacate a local hotel suite to make way for a visiting head of state, a report says.

Kabila: Nothing can stop Congo elections in November

30 June 2016, 12:38

Congo's president says nothing can stop long-awaited elections from taking place even as fears mount of a possible delay.

Kenyan dad sues institution for son's death in terror attack

29 June 2016, 14:45

The father of one of the students who died during an attack on Garissa University in Kenya by al-Shabaab militants in 2015 has sued the institution for failing to protect his son.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of newspaper owner

29 June 2016, 13:41

Amnesty International has demanded the "immediate and unconditional" release of the owner of The Post newspaper, Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta and the newspaper's deputy managing editor, Joseph Mwenda.

Sympathy pours in for Zim's Tsvangirai

29 June 2016, 13:24

Messages of support and sympathy poured in for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai following his disclosure that he had cancer of the colon, reports say.

Zim teachers reject $100 advance payment by govt

29 June 2016, 13:41

Zimbabwean teachers unions have rejected the government offer of an advance payment of $100, reports say.

Malawi govt hits back at Mutharika critics over 'eat mice' remarks

29 June 2016, 13:41

Malawi's communication minister Patricia Kaliati has hit back at critics following a backlash over President Peter Mutharika telling citizens to eat grasshoppers and mice to keep starvation at bay, a report says.

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