UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks as the Security Council holds a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the reported auctions of African refugees in Libya as slaves amount to “crimes against humanity,” calling for […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days: Ruling party

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days: Ruling party

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party says President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days as the longtime leader ignored the party’s midday deadline to step down less than a week after the military seized power in the African country. ZANU-PF’s lawmakers began meeting on impeachment plans […]

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Kenya court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential election win, triggers counter rallies

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Kenya court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential election win, triggers counter rallies

Kenya’s Supreme Court on November 20, 2017 ruled out irregularities in the country’s October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo by AFP) Kenya’s top court has upheld the validity of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection in a repeat vote last month, […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defies own party, refuses to resign

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defies own party, refuses to resign

Speaking while under house arrest, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has shocked the nation by making no mention of resignation despite a military takeover and a deadline set by his own party for him to cede power. The 93-year old president delivered a 20-minute address Sunday on live television, hours after […]

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Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance leader Ralia Odinga calls for international intervention

November 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance leader Ralia Odinga calls for international intervention

Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga (C) leaves after seeing a dead body on ground at Riverside slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 19, 2017. (AFP photo) Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has urged international community to intervene in what he has called his country’s “election […]

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Clashes erupt in Kenya after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum

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Clashes erupt in Kenya after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum

Supporters of Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) clash with police during a demonstration on November 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have once again erupted between Kenyan police and protesters after at least four dead bodies, allegedly belonging to opposition supporters, were found in a slum […]

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

A picture taken on March 31, 2017 shows West African refugees returning from Niger after fleeing violence in Libya by pickup truck in Agadez, in northern Niger, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. (By AFP) News of black men being put on sale at […]

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Egyptian authorities opens Gaza’s Rafah crossing after nearly 80 days

November 18, 2017 12:32 am
Egyptian authorities opens Gaza’s Rafah crossing after nearly 80 days

Palestinians argue with officials in a makeshift station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2017 as they await clearance to take a bus to travel through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, after it opened for three days for the first time since a Palestinian […]

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Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party set to sack leader Robert Mugabe: Report

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Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party set to sack leader Robert Mugabe: Report

A man pours liquor onto a banner during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on November 18, 2017 in Harare. (AFP photo) Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party is reportedly planning an emergency meeting to dismiss the party leader and the country’s president, Robert Mugabe. Reuters reported Saturday that […]

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Zimbabweans call for Robert Mugabe’s resignation at Harare rally

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Zimbabweans call for Robert Mugabe’s resignation at Harare rally

Thousands of Zimbabweans have taken to the streets in the country’s capital of Harare, calling for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power. An estimated 5,000 elated demonstrators marched through the capital city on Saturday, waving national flags and chanting slogans against the  93-year-old veteran […]

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party calls on Robert Mugabe to step down after military takeover

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party calls on Robert Mugabe to step down after military takeover

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in Harare, where he presides as the Chancellor, on November 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Eight of the 10 regional branches of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party have joined calls for President Robert Mugabe to […]

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup

November 17, 2017 11:11 pm
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup

This screen grab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), taken on November 16, 2017, shows Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (2nd-R) as he poses alongside Defense Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga (R) and South African envoys at the State House in Harare. (Via AFP) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation […]

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Zimbabwean Army General Constantino Chiwenga deploys soldiers outside Harare

November 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Zimbabwean Army General Constantino Chiwenga deploys soldiers outside Harare

Zimbabwean Army General Constantino Chiwenga, Commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, addresses a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on November 13, 2017 in Harare. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe was on edge Tuesday as armored personnel carriers were seen outside the capital a day after the army commander […]

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Kenya Supreme Court to hear case on 2nd poll challenges

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Kenya Supreme Court to hear case on 2nd poll challenges

This file image shows Kenyan Supreme court judges attending a hearing seeking to nullify the results of the October 26 repeat presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kenya’s Supreme Court is set to examine petitions challenging the re-election last month of President Uhuru Kenyatta, […]

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Somaliland votes for new president amid tight contest

November 13, 2017 4:00 am
Somaliland votes for new president amid tight contest

Women queue to cast their votes in the presidential election in Hargeisa, in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, in Somalia on Nov. 13, 2017. (Photo by AP) People in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Somaliland are voting to elect their fifth president as the ruling party faces a strong challenge from […]

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International Criminal Court launches probe into Burundi crimes despite exit

November 9, 2017 2:04 am
International Criminal Court launches probe into Burundi crimes despite exit

This file photo taken on May 7, 2015 shows a man gesturing for pardon after soldiers find him hiding in a drain following turmoil in the Cibitoke district of Burundi capital, Bujumbura. (Photo by AFP) The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has decided to launch an investigation into atrocities […]

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari urged to free Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari urged to free Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

Protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) carry banners during a march to press for the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on August 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been strongly urged to release the African country’s […]

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Liberia’s Supreme Court delays presidential re-run vote amid fraud allegations

November 6, 2017 12:22 am
Liberia’s Supreme Court delays presidential re-run vote amid fraud allegations

Police patrol at the Supreme Court in Monrovia, Liberia, on November 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the West African country’s electoral commission to resolve allegations of fraud in the first round of presidential election before a scheduled run-off vote can be held. Supreme Court Chief […]

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Kenya’s government seeks to shut down election court cases

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Kenya’s government seeks to shut down election court cases

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta casts his vote during a presidential election re-run in Gatundu, Kenya October 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Kenya’s government is trying to intimidate democracy and human rights groups that could file a legal challenge against an Oct. 26 election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the groups […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

November 4, 2017 6:00 pm
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) and former military chief of staff Paul Malong (file photo) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered troops to surround the house of the country’s former military chief of staff, Paul Malong, amid rising political tensions the country’s capital city. Media reports said tensions […]

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Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

November 2, 2017 10:40 pm
Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza (File photo) A huge undiscovered “void”, the size of a jet plane, has been found inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The 30-meter-long secret chamber, sealed off 4,500 years ago, has remained untouched until this day, scientists revealed on Thursday. The discovery, named simply “Big Void”, has been […]

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