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Africa

Violent protests erupt in parts of Kenya over vote

Violent protests erupted in Kisumu, a stronghold of Raila Odinga, and parts of Nairobi after he lost his fifth Kenyan presidential bid on Monday, with angry protesters alleging electoral fraud as police fired tear gas to disperse them.Odinga, 77,...

Kenyan polling chief declares Ruto president-elect

Vice President William Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya's closely contested presidential election on Monday, but the announcement was mired in controversy after several members of the electoral commission rejected the results.Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) Chairman...

Mali’s prime minister hospitalized after illness

The prime minister serving in Mali's military junta has been hospitalized after suffering from an unspecified illness, one of his advisers and a doctor at the clinic treating him told AFP on Saturday. "Indeed, Prime Minister Choguel Maiga has been...

Drought squeezes its dam in Morocco

Mohamed gave up farming because of the successive droughts that hit his once fertile but isolated village in Morocco and because he couldn't take it anymore."Seeing villagers run to public fountains in the morning or to a neighbor to...

Ethiopia Says Third Filling Of Nile Mega Dam Completed

Ethiopia said on Friday it had completed the third filling of its mega-dam on the Blue Nile, a development that could heighten tensions with downstream neighbors Egypt and Sudan.The announcement comes a day after Ethiopia said it had launched...

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo pushes for amnesty ahead of 2025 vote

Last week, President Alassane Ouattara lifted the shadow of a prison sentence over his once bitter rival Laurent Gbagbo, but the move may be only a small way to lower the political temperature in Côte d'Ivoire.Gbagbo, who once fought...

Kenya suffers divergent counts due to delayed official results

Two days after the polls closed in Kenya, citizens still do not know who their next president will be. Following tabulations from private media sources, there are 14,071,200 votes.The current Vice President, William Ruto, has 7,317,024 votes, which is...

Kenyan TV channels stop sharing poll results

Kenyan media stopped broadcasting the provisional results of the country's presidential election, raising questions about the outcome of the vote as the counting process entered its fourth day on Friday.Tuesday's election was largely peaceful, but disputes over previous presidential...

Cameroon troops ‘summarily killed’ 10 in crackdown: HRW

Troops in Cameroon's northwestern region have "summarily killed" at least 10 people in a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.His report is the latest in a series of allegations by rights watchdogs in the...

Blinken raises ‘serious concerns’ about rights at Rwanda talks

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he raised "serious concerns" about human rights in Rwanda during his talks with President Paul Kagame in Kigali on Thursday. "As I told President Kagame, we believe that people in all countries should...

Kenya in final preparations for closely watched polls

Kenyans braced for high-stakes elections on Tuesday as millions prepared to vote for a new president in a close race between Vice President William Ruto and Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition leader now backed by the ruling party.With the...

Suspected jihadists kill 4 Malian soldiers and 2 civilians in the north

At least four soldiers, two civilians and five assailants were killed on Sunday in an attack in a strategic border area between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, the Malian army said.The army blamed the attack on "terrorists" in an...

Chad’s military government signs agreement to start peace talks

Chad's military government on Monday signed an agreement with more than 40 opposition groups to launch national peace talks later this month, although the main rebel group refused to participate.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the African Union urged the...

Nervous Kenya votes in tight election race

Kenyans lined up before dawn to vote in a high-stakes election on Tuesday, with the East African powerhouse stretched to the limit as two political heavyweights battle it out in a fiercely contested race for the presidency.Kenyans are praying...

US orders Malian staff out of fear of attack

The United States has ordered non-emergency personnel and their families to leave Mali due to an increased risk of attack, the State Department said.The United States did not mention a specific threat to its employees, but said there was...

The French Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministers in Niger in view of the proximity of the withdrawal from Mali

Key ministers from France and Niger met on Friday as French forces renew their mission in the Sahel following a planned withdrawal from Mali.Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu arrived in the Nigerien capital on Thursday...

Mali declares 49 detained Ivorian soldiers ‘mercenaries’

Mali on Monday declared 49 Ivorian soldiers "mercenaries" after detaining soldiers upon arrival in the country, the Malian government said."It has been established that the 49 Ivorian soldiers were illegally in the national territory of Mali," government spokesman Abdoulaye...

Autopsy in Spain for former Angolan leader amid accusations of foul play

An autopsy has been carried out in Spain on former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who died last week in Barcelona, ​​at the request of one of his daughters on suspicion of foul play, his lawyers said Monday.The...

S.Africa pays tribute to 21 young people killed in a tavern tragedy

South Africa gave an emotional farewell on Wednesday to 21 people, mostly teenagers, who died in unclear circumstances at a township tavern last month in an incident that deeply shocked the nation.President Cyril Ramaphosa joined more than 1,000 people...

IMF sends team to Ghana to start aid negotiations

The IMF is sending a team to Ghana this week to begin talks on a possible loan program for the West African nation, the fund announced on Tuesday.The nation's president, Nana Akufo-Addo, had previously rejected calls to seek financial...
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