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Africa

Africa's longest-serving leaders

03 December 2016, 10:02

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is set to stand down next year after 38 years in power, is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders.

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Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

03 December 2016, 06:03

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated the opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the majority of votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years

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Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

16 November 2016, 10:12

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials since his 2013 overthrow, a judicial official said.

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Rights group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide

15 November 2016, 16:39

A global human rights umbrella organization is urging Africa, Europe and the United Nations to send a civilian protection force to Burundi to prevent a possible civil war and genocide

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The challenges of holding an election in Somalia

15 November 2016, 08:13

Despite complications and challenges, elections in Somalia promise to be a game changer, writes Fatuma Ahmed Ali.

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Most child deaths concentrated in 10 Asian, African nations - study

14 November 2016, 09:50

Sixty percent of the world's 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.

5 killed in attack on DRC minister's convoy

14 November 2016, 07:50

Five people have been killed in an attack targeting the convoy of a regional minister in DRC's restive South Kivu province, officials say.

Stop legal action against my VP, Mugabe tells minister – report

12 November 2016, 10:41

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly told Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo to stop taking legal steps against Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Ethiopian court jails 8 Somalis over failed attack in 2013

11 November 2016, 15:16

An Ethiopian court has sentenced eight Somali nationals to jail terms ranging from two to nine years after they were convicted for planning a failed attack in the capital Addis Ababa.

Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

12 November 2016, 10:41

A Zimbabwean high court has dropped charges against the professional hunter, Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed prized lion Cecil last year.

South African parliament debates motion to remove president

10 November 2016, 16:42

South Africa's parliament is debating a motion to remove President Jacob Zuma because of a series of scandals, including possible government corruption linked to the president and his associates.

Egypt bans TV Interview with anti-corruption critic

01 November 2016, 13:51

A rare TV interview with Egypt's former chief auditor, who went on trial after publicly alleging massive government corruption, has been banned, the former state official says.

Thousands mourn Morocco fishmonger crushed in rubbish truck

01 November 2016, 13:51

Thousands of Moroccans have attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, sources say.

International court hit by planned exit of 3 African states

01 November 2016, 13:51

The International Criminal Court is reeling after three African nations announced plans to leave, shining the spotlight on long-festering complaints that the Hague-based institution unfairly targets the continent

ISIS claims killing of Algerian police officer

31 October 2016, 11:50

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an Algerian police officer while he was reportedly dining in a restaurant.

Egypt marks anniversary of Sinai plane crash

01 November 2016, 13:51

Egypt has commemorated the first anniversary of the Metrojet Russian airliner crash in the Sinai that killed all 224 people on board.

ISIS claims killing of Algerian police officer

31 October 2016, 11:50

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of an Algerian police officer while he was reportedly dining in a restaurant.

Egypt marks anniversary of Sinai plane crash

31 October 2016, 11:10

Egypt has commemorated the first anniversary of the Metrojet Russian airliner crash in the Sinai that killed all 224 people on board.

Moroccan fish vendor's death sparks protests against police

31 October 2016, 11:09

Moroccans have staged protests across the country against police abuse after a fisherman was crushed to death in a garbage truck.

At least 30 children abducted by rebels in South Sudan - report

29 October 2016, 17:06

At least 30 children from two different schools in Amadi have been abducted by a rebel group linked to ousted South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar, a report says.

Tunisia denies providing base for US drones over Libya

29 October 2016, 17:06

Tunisia has denied a US news report it has allowed Washington to operate unnamed planes from its territory for missions in neighbouring Libya against the Islamic State group.

Burundi formally notifies UN of ICC pullout

29 October 2016, 17:06

Burundi has formally notified the UN of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, dealing a blow to the tribunal seen as a pillar of international justice.

Group: Somalia least likely to punish media murders

28 October 2016, 11:33

A prominent media watchdog says Somalia topped the list of countries where the killings of journalists is most likely to go unpunished for the second year in a row.

ICC 'bias' handy cover-up for African detractors - experts

28 October 2016, 10:09

Complex diverse political agendas are driving African nations to quit the International Criminal Court, with leaders seeking to cloak the move by reigniting age-old anger at the West, analysts say.

African group urges SA, Burundi, Gambia to stick with ICC

28 October 2016, 10:09

A group of African legal and rights experts has called on Burundi, South Africa and Gambia to reconsider their plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

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