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Mali opposition leader rejects results

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 23:03:41

Construction of Uganda's largest power plant enters final phase

Construction of Uganda's largest hydropower plant has entered its final phase, with installation works taking over physical building.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:38:41

3rd round of S. Sudan peace talks begins in Sudan

The third round of peace talks between South Sudan's conflicting parties started on Monday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:37:51

9 killed, 7 injured in Zambia's road accident

Nine people died while seven others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with another vehicle in Zambia's Chongwe district.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:35:32

Rwanda issues over 200 indictments against genocide fugitives in 2017

The National Public Prosecution Authority of Rwanda (NPPA) in 2017 issued 218 indictments against fugitives of the 1994 genocide, Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 8:34:31

Full transparency

An election official shows a ballot during vote counting at a polling station in Bamako on Sunday after the second round of Mali's presidential elections. Malians voted in a presidential runoff likely to re-elect President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud (see story on page 8).
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 23:18:39

Zimbabwe's president-elect urges nation to now focus on rebuilding economy

Zimbabwe's president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday urged Zimbabweans to now focus on rebuilding the economy following the July 30 polls whose outcome is being contested by the opposition MDC Alliance in court.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/13 22:58:40

South Africa's top court orders Zuma-appointed prosecutor to leave post

South Africa's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled the appointment of the chief prosecutor, who was given his job after former president Jacob Zuma removed his predecessor, was invalid and ordered that he be replaced within 90 days.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/13 22:58:40

Ethiopian rebels declare own ceasefire

An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake of reforms.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/12 22:28:41

President Keita favored to win Mali election

Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday, with incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expected to beat the opposition challenger despite a surge in ethnic and militant violence during his tenure.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/12 22:08:40

Former monk in Egypt held on charges of killing bishop

Egypt's public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, his lawyer said on Saturday, in a case that has rocked the Coptic community, the Middle East's biggest Christian minority.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/12 21:58:40

Gunmen kill 9 in central Nigeria attack: police

At least nine residents in Nigeria's north-central state of Benue were killed in an attack by gunmen early Friday, the police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:10:08

US, Britain, Norway say South Sudan peace deal "not sustainable"

The United States, Britain and Norway on Friday described the recently signed South Sudan peace deal in Khartoum as "not realistic or sustainable."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:04:05

Violence against women reaches unprecedented levels in S. Africa: president

The assault on the integrity and humanity of women has reached unprecedented levels in South Africa which has long struggled against gender-based violence, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:38:26

Zambia deports top Zimbabwe opponent

Zambian authorities on Thursday deported top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, rejecting his claim for asylum after he fled allegations of inciting post-election protests.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/9 22:08:43

Zambia denies senior Zimbabwe opposition politician asylum

Zambian foreign minister Joseph Malanji said Zambian police has denied senior Zimbabwe opposition leader Tendai Biti asylum.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 18:15:30

Africa urged to combat illicit financial flows for better future

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday reiterated the importance of combating illicit financial flows for Africa's better future.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:26:47

Sudan, Egypt agree to enhance military, security cooperation

Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday agreed to enhance military cooperation, and jointly control border and combat terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 9:06:21