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Rwanda starts vote count as incumbent president eyes another term

Rwanda has started counting votes of presidential elections which kicked off Friday. Analysts expect incumbent President Paul Kagame, who is seeking a third term, will gain another landslide victory.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/5 8:09:29

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed 10 months ago

Ethiopia has lifted a state of emergency enacted on October 9, 2016 after a deadly week of arson and violence left many private and state-owned firms in flames.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/4 18:42:41

Closing rally

A supporter of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, wearing a hat with ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (FPR) party flags, laughs as he gathers with others to attend the president’s campaign closing rally in Kigali on Wednesday. Kagame held a final election rally Wednesday, two days prior to the country’s presidential election.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 22:03:39

Kenyan teenage girls develop mobile app to fight female genital cut

Five girls from the western Kenyan city of Kisumu have developed a mobile application that is set to revolutionize the war against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) widely practiced in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/3 8:20:33

Passageway to Africa

It’s the largest annual human migration in Europe: Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/2 19:13:40

At least 17 injured in suicide bomb attack in southern Somalia

At least 17 people, mostly civilians were on Tuesday evening injured in a suicide car bomb attack at a restaurant in Kismayo town, the administrative capital of Jubbaland State in southern Somalia, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 7:03:14

Show of support

Supporters attend a campaign rally of incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday in Gakenke ahead of the August 4 presidential election. Kagame and his Rwanda Patriotic Front Party have held an iron grip on power since overthrowing the extremist Hutu regime, which perpetrated the 1994 genocide of 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/1 23:08:40

32 Muslim Brotherhood supporters get 10 years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced on Monday 32 defendants loyal to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to 10 years in prison over riot and vandalism charges, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 8:14:25

Al Shabaab militants kill 12 Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia

Somali militant group, Al Shabaab, has killed 12 Ugandan peacekeepers and injured seven others in an ambush in the horn of African country, Brig. Richard Karemire, the Ugandan army spokesperson said here in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/31 17:05:03

Kenya's electoral body's ICT manager goes missing

Kenya's electoral body said Sunday its manager in charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has gone missing ahead of the Aug. 8 general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/31 8:35:31

Morocco king pardons 65 convicts over northeastern protests

Morocco's King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 65 convicts over protests that have shaken the northeastern part of the country, local media reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/31 7:28:29

Protesters storm Libyan constitution authority headquarters against constitution draft

Protesters stormed headquarters of Libya's constitution drafting authority on Saturday, after it unanimously introduced a constitution draft, said authority spokesman.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/31 7:27:47

‘I am just Rwandan’

“Who can tell us what the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi was all about?” teacher Josephat Arinetwe asks his pupils as he chalks the question on the blackboard.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/30 18:58:39

Five killed, several injured in Mogadishu bomb blast

At least five people were killed and scores of others injured in a bomb explosion outside a police station in Mogadishu's city centre on Sunday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/30 17:57:37

Huge explosion rocks Mogadishu

A huge blast went off in Somali capital of Mogadishu' s city center on Sunday in the latest attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants, police and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/30 17:44:23

Kenyan police kill intruder into deputy president's home

Kenyan police on Sunday killed a lone attacker who stormed into Deputy President William Ruto's rural home in Eldoret on Saturday, ending an 18-hour siege.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/30 16:45:32

Kenyan security officers pursue Al-Shabaab after vehicle hijack

Kenyan security officers have launched a manhunt for Al-Shabaab militants who had hijacked a vehicle in northeast Mandera country near the Somalia border early Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/30 7:39:50

At least 8 killed in Nigeria twin suicide attacks

At least eight people were killed in twin suicide attacks which rocked a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a local government official confirmed on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/30 7:38:01