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South Africa police say may issue Zuma summons this week

South African police could this week issue former president Jacob Zuma with a court summons relating to corruption charges over a years-old $2.5 billion arms deal, a spokesman for the Hawks investigative crime unit...

Rwandan authority to auction off stock of jailed govt critic

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body. The Revenue...

Rex Tillerson makes first visit to Africa as U.S. top diplomat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as the top U.S. diplomat. A U.S. embassy source in Ethiopia says...

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday. Africa’s fastest growing...

Russia sign final deal to build Egypt’s first nuclear plant

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin. The contract to build the plant in Dabaa...

Kenya president says no plan for talks with defiant opposition leader

Kenya's president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock "inauguration" next week. President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday the time for politics is over and...

At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan – official

At least 45 people have died in fighting between ethnic groups in South Sudan’s northern state of Western Lakes, a local official said, in a new source of violence in a country already devastated...

Arab League holds emergency meeting over Jerusalem

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday, discussing the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Wednesday, Jordan and Palestine requested an emergency meeting between Arab...

UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force

The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that will enable the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5 000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists...

Kenya to host China-Africa industrial expo to showcase investment opportunities

China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition will be held next week in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Guo Ce, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, told reporters on Thursday that the expo...