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Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said. "Four soldiers were killed around...

Troops rescue 212 captives, capture 1 Boko Haram commander

Troops on Tuesday rescued another 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists after they cleared remnants of insurgents from some villages in the northern...

Opposition leader urges Togo president not to stand again

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe was on Tuesday urged not to seek re-election in 2020 to guarantee his place in history as the man who...

Zimbabwe’s new leader issues ultimatum for externalised funds

Zimbabwe's new president on Tuesday gave a three-month ultimatum for the return of funds siphoned out of the country by individuals and corporations, as...

Burundi talks get under way in absence of opposition

A new round of talks aimed at ending Burundi's lengthy political crisis began Tuesday in Arusha, Tanzania, though the negotiations were marked by the...

Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave one dead

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country's divisions was overshadowed by violent...

Teargas, chaos as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second...

Kenyan police fired teargas and clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters Tuesday ahead of the swearing in as president of Uhuru Kenyatta...

Sacking of Sierra Leone’s former VP ‘void’: regional court

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma unlawfully dismissed his vice president after he was expelled from the ruling party, a West African regional court...

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday a holiday

Zimbabwe has made former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported Monday, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped...

Mugabe “glowed” with relief after he quit: priest

Robert Mugabe’s face “glowed” with relief when he agreed to step down as Zimbabwe’s president last week under pressure from the military and his...
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