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Kenyan Lucy Gichuhi sworn in as senator in Australia

May 09, 2017

Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi has made history after becoming the first person of African descent to take up a seat in the Australian Senate.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa apologizes for role in Marikana massacre

May 08, 2017

In South Africa, the race for the presidency of the ANC will only open in June when the nomination of candidates will begin. But the campaign is already in full swing.

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African Union talks over President Kagame's reforms

May 08, 2017

Reforming the African Union to make it more efficient, less bureaucratic and financially independent of international donors is the heavy task that Rwandan President Paul Kagame was given in July 2016.

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France's new president Emmanuel Macron never held elected office

May 08, 2017

Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president, after the 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister defeated xenophobic white supremacist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff.

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1 million children refugees from South Sudan's civil war

May 08, 2017

More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan's civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.

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South Africa: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma blasts her detractors

May 08, 2017

Former AU Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana-Dlamini-Zuma has blasted her detractors over claims that she is being backed by President Jacob Zuma to succeed him, according to the Star Newspaper.

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Nigerian president Buhari heads for London after meeting Chibok girls

May 08, 2017

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has shocked his country by announcing he is heading to London for medical checks.

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South Africa's ANC accuses judiciary of pandering to opposition

May 05, 2017

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) accused the judiciary of pandering to the opposition in ordering President Jacob Zuma to explain why he fired finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle.

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Boko Haram leader Shekau 'injured in air strike'

May 03, 2017

Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeast Nigeria, civilian and security sources told AFP on Wednesday.

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Nigeria's President Buhari urged to take medical leave

May 02, 2016

A group of prominent Nigerians has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, to take medical leave, amid growing concern about his health.

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Trump would be 'honoured' to meet N. Korea's Kim Jong-un

May 02, 2017

President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to a future meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, offering unusual praise for him at a time of surging nuclear tensions.

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Cosatu’s Main Workers’ Day Event marred by Disruptions

May 02, 2017

On Monday, the main Workers' Day rally by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Bloemfontein descended into chaos after a section of the crowd heckled President Zuma and chanted that he “must go”.

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Egypt denies plans to build military base in Eritrea

May 01, 2017

An Egyptian military source has denied reports about planning to establish a military base in Eritrea.

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U.N. Security Council backs new Western Sahara talks push

April 29, 2017

The United Nations Security Council unanimously backed attempts to restart talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement over the Western Sahara conflict, and extended its peacekeeping mission there for another year.

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Tanzania sacks 9,900 civil servants over 'fake degrees'

April 28, 2017

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of more than 9,900 civil servants after a nationwide verification of academic credentials uncovered workers with forged school and college certificates.

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Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam

April 28, 2017

Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on Friday for a historic visit aimed at promoting peace and inter-faith dialogue with the Islamic world.

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Kenya: Raila Odinga chosen as main opposition candidate in upcoming general elections

April 27, 2017

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election.

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Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

April 27, 2017

An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial.

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South Africa: Western Cape Cosatu backs Ramaphosa for President

April 27, 2017

Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape says it will formally promote Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as its candidate for the next ANC President and President of the country on May Day.

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How Donald Trump’s Secretary of State snubbed the AU Commission Chairperson

April 27, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson invited the new chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki, to a meeting in Washington, before changing his mind at the last minute.

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Nigeria: Pro-Biafra Leader Nnamdi Kanu granted bail

April 25, 2017

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday.

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British Labour Party Leader promises more public holidays in vote pledge

April 23, 2017

Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Former Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, emerges leader of the new SA trade union federation

April 23, 2017

Former General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Zwelinzima Vavi, was on Sunday elected unopposed as the new general secretary of the newly-launched trade union federation known as the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu).

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U.S. defense secretary arrives in Djibouti to visit key military base

April 23, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia.

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Kenya's ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting

April 21, 2017

Kenya's ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organization's secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears that poorly organized national polls in August could spark violent protests.

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Three months after pulling the plug, Cameroon restores internet to anglophone region

April 21, 2017

Cameroon's government said on Thursday it had restored the internet to its restive anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.

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Iran condemns bloody attack in Paris, blames Western hypocrisy for terrorism

April 21, 2017

Iran has condemned a deadly shooting attack by ISIS that hit Paris ahead of French presidential elections, while blaming West's chaotic campaign against the Islamic state for the escalation of terrorist attacks.

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Nigeria's Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds

April 19, 2017

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.

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Kampala Traders Protest against Influx of Chinese Merchants

April 19, 2017

Tempers are flaring in down town Kampala where traders are protesting the influx of Chinese traders flooding the Ugandan market with cheap retail products. They argue that such traders pose a threat to local businesses in Kampala.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes early general election

April 18, 2017

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the prime minister's election announcement, calling it a "chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".

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