Togo police fire tear gas at protest for media rights…Read full details

Police fired tear gas at hundreds of people Saturday as they marched through Togo’s capital to protest the shutdown of two private media channels. Television station La Chaine du Futur and City FM radio were ordered to stop broadcasting three weeks ago after a decade on air for breaching licensing rules. According to the country’s… Read More Togo police fire tear gas at protest for media rights…Read full details

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Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party…Read full details

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe speaks during a private ceremony to celebrate his 93rd birthday on February 21, 2017 in Harare. Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turned 93, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA Zimbabwean President Robert… Read More Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party…Read full details

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Supporters gather for Mugabe’s lavish birthday party…Read full details

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe blows out candles during a private ceremony to celebrate his 93rd birthday on February 21, 2017 in Harare. Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turned 93, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA Zimbabwean… Read More Supporters gather for Mugabe’s lavish birthday party…Read full details

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South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march…Read full details

A demonstrator holds a banner in Johannesburg on April 23, 2015 during a march gathering. Johannesburg. PHOTO ; AFP/ A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa . South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at a march against immigration.… Read More South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march…Read full details

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Bashir orders full aid access to South Sudan famine areas…Read full details

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, an official said Thursday. On Monday, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation formed after splitting from the north in 2011, declared famine in… Read More Bashir orders full aid access to South Sudan famine areas…Read full details

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DR Congo investigating alleged army massacre video…Read full details

PHOTO:AFP The Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday it was investigating “facts brought to the public’s attention” after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage. The seven minutes of footage that emerged over the weekend shows a group of uniformed men opening fire, then walking among at least 20 bodies, apparently in… Read More DR Congo investigating alleged army massacre video…Read full details

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Schools reopening in Guinea afer 3-week strike, violence…Read full details

People demonstrate in a street on February 21, 2017, in Conakry where at least six people died during violent protests on the eve as people demonstrated over teachers' strikes that have closed schools for the past three weeks, government sources said. At least 30 people were also wounded, including members of the police force in… Read More Schools reopening in Guinea afer 3-week strike, violence…Read full details

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Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes…Read full details

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, address supporters after his victory on Wednesday (AFP Photo/MUSTAFA HAJI ABDINUR) Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation’s many ills. “Our government is facing so many… Read More Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes…Read full details

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South African court slaps down bid to leave ICC…Read full details

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (C), Congo's president Denis Sasso-Nguesso (R) and Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Abdelkader Taleb Oumar (L) posing during a photo call at the 25th African Union Summit in Sandton South Africa on June 14, 2015. A South African court on February 22, 2017 ruled the government's plan to… Read More South African court slaps down bid to leave ICC…Read full details

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South Africa budget throws light on fractured ANC…Read full details

South Africa's Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (C), walking out from the Finance Ministry with officials up to the South African Parliament to deliver the 2016 Budget Speech, in Cape Town. / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the annual budget in parliament Wednesday as he battles to revive… Read More South Africa budget throws light on fractured ANC…Read full details

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