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Madagascar president ends visit to Angola

The President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, left Angola last Sunday morning, after paying a 24-hour work visit, during which he had a meeting with his local counterpart, João Lourenço. The Malagasy Head of State arrived...

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda sent to convince Mugabe to go

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sent former president Kenneth Kaunda to Harare to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down in a “dignified exit” after the military seized power last week. The ruling...

Algeria picks up 286 boat migrants en route to Europe

Algeria’s coastguard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat, the Defence Ministry has said. The migrants were detained on several boats between Thursday and Saturday, according to a...

Donald Trump Reverses Course On Trophy Hunting

US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. However, the federal agency responsible for the ban still has on its website that it will issue permits for...

Middle East, US crude oil curbs Indian appetite for African supplies

India’s imports of African crude oil in October plunged to their lowest in over four years, with the world’s No.3 oil consumer increasingly turning to cheaper supplies from the United States and heavier Middle...

Fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

A fire swept through the main building of Cameroon’s parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage, a local television reported on Friday.   https://twitter.com/MathieuOlivier/status/931445404570447872 Public broadcaster CRTV said witnesses reported that the blaze was raging on the third and...

U.S. embassy backs credibility claims in Liberia’s disputed election

The U.S. embassy in Liberia on Wednesday defended the credibility of last month’s presidential election there, amid allegations of irregularities and fraud that have delayed a run-off poll. First-round winner George Weah, a former international...

Trump administration to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in...

UN to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central African Republic

  The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers. The council...

US drone strike in Somalia kills ‘several’ with al-Shabab

The U.S. military said Wednesday it has carried out another drone strike against al-Shabab in Somalia that killed several extremists, the latest in a weeklong series of strikes that have left dozens dead. The U.S....