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Ghana parliament speaker bars opposition bid to probe gift to president— Kwasi Kpodo

Ghana parliament speaker bars opposition bid to probe gift to president— Kwasi Kpodo

🕔20:41, 1.Sep 2016

Ghana’s parliament speaker on Thursday dismissed an opposition motion for an inquiry into the alleged gift of a luxury car to President John Mahama, heading off the risk of an impeachment process against the West African leader. The dispute gave

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Protests Rock Gabon Following Announcement of Presidential Election Results

Protests Rock Gabon Following Announcement of Presidential Election Results

🕔05:33, 1.Sep 2016

At least two people have been killed in following the announcement of presidential election results in Gabon.Protests had followed the announcement of the incumbent Ali Bongo as the winner of the elections. The Bongo family has ruled Gabon for decades

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Bongo aims to prolong 50-year family rule in Gabon election

Bongo aims to prolong 50-year family rule in Gabon election

🕔15:39, 27.Aug 2016

                                        —  Gerauds Wilfried Obangome   Gabon voted on Saturday amid growing discontent over the failure to raise living standards despite its oil wealth, posing the potentially biggest challenge yet to President Ali Bongo, whose family has dominated the nation

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Goodluck Jonathan Delivers Preliminary Report On AU’s Election Monitoring In Zambia

Goodluck Jonathan Delivers Preliminary Report On AU’s Election Monitoring In Zambia

🕔05:50, 14.Aug 2016

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who is now widely known as Africa’s symbol of free and fair elections has submitted his team’s preliminary reports on the Zambian elections. It will be recalled that Dr. Jonathan is head

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U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic — Stephanie Nebehay

🕔15:24, 29.Jun 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday he feared increased violence and incitement in Burundi’s crisis could turn ethnic in nature, but the government rebuffed his comments. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also

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Michelle Obama to visit Africa to highlight girls’ education — Isma’il Kushkush

Michelle Obama to visit Africa to highlight girls’ education — Isma’il Kushkush

🕔04:53, 25.Jun 2016

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa on Sunday with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort to promote girls’ education, her office said. The upcoming, six-day trip will include visits to Morocco

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Two shot dead by police in South African capital as looters ransack shops — Dinky Mkhize

Two shot dead by police in South African capital as looters ransack shops — Dinky Mkhize

🕔15:33, 22.Jun 2016

South African police said on Wednesday they had shot dead two people suspected of looting shops in South Africa’s capital in continued violence triggered by the ruling party’s choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls. Police said they also

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Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes — Ange Aboa

Ivory Coast ex-first lady goes on trial for war crimes — Ange Aboa

🕔16:39, 31.May 2016

Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, went on trial on Tuesday, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in the civil war that followed a 2010 presidential election and killed around 3,000 people. The

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Breaking News: EgyptAir Flight Carrying 69 Goes Missing — Hudson Hongo

Breaking News: EgyptAir Flight Carrying 69 Goes Missing — Hudson Hongo

🕔03:40, 19.May 2016

EgyptAir has confirmed that Flight 804, traveling from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared. 59 passengers and 10 crew members were reportedly on board. An informed source at EGYPTAIR stated that Flight no MS804,which departed Paris at 23:09 (CEST),heading to Cairo

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Benin Suspended From Global Football By Fifa

Benin Suspended From Global Football By Fifa

🕔02:44, 12.May 2016

Fifa has suspended the Benin Football Federation (FBF) from global football after a court ruling in the country blocked upcoming elections. A statement from football’s world governing body said: “The Benin Football Association (FBF) was suspended with immediate effect due

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