Africa

Security Forces Kill 26 Congolese Protesters Demanding President To Step Down

More than two dozen people have been shot dead Tuesday by security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo when protesters demanded President Joseph Kabila to step down. Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of Kinshasa and other cities following demand from opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi. The mandate of Kabila expired overnight and he has remained in power with no ...

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Germany Announces 4.2M Euros Worth Equipment To Nigeria In Fight Against Boko Haram

Germany has come forward to help Nigeria in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, which has killed tens of thousands of Nigerian since 2009. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday during a visit to Nigeria that 4.2 million euros worth of equipment support will be given to help the country fight against terrorism. The equipments to ...

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Must Handover Power To Adama Barrow: UN

The pressure is not only from the opposition, but also from United Nations to longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down, but he fails to do so even initially conceding defeat in a December 1 presidential election. Jammeh’s party Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) on the other hand has lodged a case in Supreme Court challenging the ...

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Businesswoman, Dauther Of Mozambique’s Ex-President Murdered By Husband

Valentina Guebuza, one of the richest businesswomen in Mozambique, was shot dead by husband Zofino Muiuane at her home in capital Maputo. Police has arrested the husband in domestic violence case, but has not charged the mobile phone company M-Cel where he works as a manager. The couple was married in 2014 at a lavish ceremony attended by regional leaders. ...

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Gambian President Should Step Down: UN

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh failed to step down even after defeat in the recent elections citing the polls were rigged and fair conduct was not followed. Jammeh’s five-year term is to end on January 19 and meanwhile United Nations’ West Africa envoy has urged him to step down to allow winner Adama Barrow to take office. Jammeh has ruled Gambia ...

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South Africa-New Zealand Visa-Free Travel Comes To End

New Zealanders now need a visa to visit South Africa and it will come into force next year on January 16. The surprise move comes after the move of Kiwi government earlier this year. An increase number of South Africans were refused entry at the border compared to other visa waiver countries. Meanwhile, Immigration New Zealand general manager Peter Elms ...

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Nigeria Arrests Chinese Nationals For Operating Fake Embassy In Lagos

Nigerian authorities have arrested four people including two of Chinese national in Lagos alleged to be operating fake embassy in the state. The fake embassy office was situated inside Golden Point Hotel and Suite on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo area. The two Nigerians were Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25, where as the two Chinese were Liu Honyang, 47 ...

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