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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Central Africa

Hundreds march against law criminalising abortion in Angola

At least 200 people marched under heavy police surveillance in the Angolan capital Luanda, against a draft law criminalising all abortions. The proposed new penal...

Niger’s opposition leader Hama Amadou sentenced in absentia

Niger's opposition leader, Hama Amadou has been sentenced to one year in jail on baby smuggling charges. His defence lawyers have denounce his trial, saying...

Faki Mahama assumes AU Commission leadership, pledges reform

The new head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has now assumed office, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's...

Niger Security forces kill 57 Boko Haram militants in Diffa

Niger's Ministry of Defense says security forces have killed at least 57 Boko Haram Islamic extremists who had attacked a village overnight in the...

Ethiopia landslide death toll rises to 60

The death toll of victims killed in Ethiopia's rubbish dump collapse has risen to 65 and dozens more are injured. The rubbish dump outside Addis...

European Union trains Central African Republic military

Central Africa Republic military has been boosted with the presence of trainers from Europe. They are assisting with combat training and marksmanship of the troops. But...

Security situation in DRC remains a source of concern – UN

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maman Sidikou, says “the deteriorating security situation in the DRC remains...

South Sudan President Kiir says he has pardoned two jailed generals

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Friday he had pardoned two senior government officials and promised to release other political prisoners, as his...

U.N. agency discovers 17 new mass grave sites in central Congo

The U.N. rights body says it will carry out a global court investigation after the discovery of 17 new mass graves in central Congo...

Gbagbo’s ally, Bruno Dogbo Ble jailed over 2011 murders

An Ivory Coast court has sentenced a former top general to 18 years in prison in connection with the abduction and murder of four...
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