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Seven killed in Cameroon as anglophones declare ‘independence’

At least seven people were killed in Cameroon’s restive anglophone belt at the weekend as a separatist group made a symbolic declaration of independence. The...

Togo: protests, a dead cow and a political message

The cow belonging to the butcher in Kparatao, northern Togo, was tied to a tree and minding its own business when the soldiers pumped...

Zimbabwe police fire teargas to disperse protests

Zimbabwean police in the capital Harare on Friday fired teargas to break up protests against the country's worsening economic crisis as rising prices fuel...

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya’s election law

Kenya's opposition on Thursday criticised a government move to amend the electoral law as it walked out of a meeting aimed at settling differences...

Kiir tells South Sudan police to work with UN

President Salva Kiir on Wednesday ordered South Sudanese police to cooperate with a new 4,000-strong United Nations force being deployed in the capital Juba. Kiir's...

At least 13 dead in Uganda flooding

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Wednesday 9/27/2017 - 13:59 UTC+1 | 138 words Rainstorms in western Uganda caused flooding that swamped houses, killing at least...

South Africa’s top union marches against Zuma ‘corruption’

Thousands of angry South African trade unionists took to the streets across the nation on Wednesday to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign...

Cameroon accused of forcefully ejecting Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Cameroon was on Wednesday accused of forcibly returning some 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram...

Ugandan lawmakers in presidential age-limit brawl

Lawmakers brawled in Uganda's parliament on Tuesday over long-serving ruler Yoweri Museveni's attempt to stay in power by removing presidential age-limits. MPs shouted, shoved, threw...

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign over Angola finally came to an end Tuesday when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president...
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