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Zanzibar Presidential Re-Election Scheduled On Sunday Amid Violence

Zanzibar is again on polls. A re-run of the presidential elections is scheduled on Sunday, March 20. Heavy police as well as military presence are now being seen on the island and meanwhile the opposition CUF has decided not to take part in the elections. The semi-autonomous island has been under tensed situation since the annulment of last year’s elections ...

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Cameroon Court Sentences 89 Boko Haram Fighters To Death

About a ton Boko Haram terrorists have been sentenced to death by Cameroon, reports BBC’s Hausa service. A new anti-terror law was enacted in the country in 2014 and this is the first time such executions comes under the law. About 850 alleged Boko Haram members are currently being detained. Boko Haram militant group pledges allegiance to the ISIS group ...

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Zimbabwe Gets Worst Drought In Over Two Decades, 4 Million Needs Food

This is the worst drought in Zimbabwe in past more than two decades. New report reveals about four million people in the country needs food. Earlier the figure was estimated to be three million. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said to the press, “Indications are that the figure of vulnerable households requiring food assistance could be ...

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Western Uganda Violence Between Supporters Of Rival Candidates Kill 22

Kampala, Uganda – At least 22 people have been killed in western Uganda in post-election violence between supporters of rival parties. Forum for Democratic Change party meanwhile has accused the government for all the fighting in recent days after the polls held on February 18 this year. According to police, the violence in western Uganda erupted between the supporters of ...

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South Sudan Fighters Encouraged To Rape As Form Of Wage

A new report by United Nations, backed by same from Amnesty International, writes the fighters in South Sudan have been encouraged to rape women in lieu of wages. UN has called South Sudan is having one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world. The report of Amnesty International writes government forces have deliberately suffocated to death dozens ...

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Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos To Step Down In 2018

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said Friday to be stepping down in 2018. He has been one of the longest-ruling leaders in Africa. According to news reports, Santos briefed to the leaders of his party, M.P.L.A. (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) he would not elaborate his tenure further and would resign from office in 2018. The Soviet-educated ...

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China Promises Further Aids, Investments To Nigeria And Other African Countries

China assures formidable bilateral ties with Nigeria at the Chinese Spring Festival celebration in capital Lagos saying Africa has been cherished as foundation of the foundation in the Chinese diplomacy. Addressing to the people, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Nigeria, Mr. Liu Kan, said the Chinese Spring Festival celebration is a top festival in China ...

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