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Somali officials say several al-Shabab militants killed in airstrike

Several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike in southern Somalia, Somali intelligence officials said Wednesday. It...

Ugandan police greet Bobi Wine upon his return, deny arresting him

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country’s main airport on Thursday on his return...

Cameroon religious leaders denounce atrocities in restive Anglophone regions

Religious leaders of the Protestant Council, the Islamic Superior Council and the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon on Wednesday condemned acts of violence in...

Liberia investigating $100 million in missing new bank notes

Liberian government on Wednesday confirmed it is probing the disappearance of 104 million U.S. dollars from the central bank, saying the missing money "has...

Former Durban councillor arrested for racist rant against Ramaphosa

A South African man was arrested and will be charged in court for posting a video on social media in which he hurled racial...

Nigeria pumps brakes on relaunching national airline

Nigeria has suspended plans to relaunch its national airline two months after the attempt to revive the carrier was announced. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika released...

DNA testing being used to build cases against suspected ivory smugglers

DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some...

Rwanda’s president warns newly freed prisoners to ‘be careful’

Rwanda's president on Wednesday warned a prominent opposition leader and others newly released from prison to be "humble" and "careful" or they'll end up...

Zimbabwe pledges $64 million to fight cholera, typhoid outbreaks

Zimbabwe plans to spend $64 million to fight against a cholera outbreak that has so far killed at least 30 people in the capital...

DRC’s Bemba set to appeal ICC ruling

Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will appeal his sentence for bribing war crimes witnesses and hopes to overturn his conviction in a case which...

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Desmond Tutu expresses support for regulated euthanasia

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Terminally ill people should have the right to a “dignified assisted death,” former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said Friday, following a murder charge...

Univ. chief: Suez Canal Univ. is a good example of China-Africa educational cooperation

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Suez Canal University is one of the largest cooperation projects and a model of fruitful educational collaboration between Egypt and China, Atef Aboul-Nour, president...

Five years later after mall attack, al-Shabaab remains threat to Kenya

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Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67...

Nigeria police say $470.5 million retrieved in asset recovery exercise

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Police in Nigeria recovered $470.5 million in bank accounts related to the state oil company as part of an exercise to recover stolen funds,...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa