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Two policemen killed in Cairo blast 2019-02-18 21:02:32Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian c

Senegal election: Has Macky Sall’s economic boom trickled 2019-02-18 03:25:34Senegal is gearing up for a presidential election next weekend, with incumbent President Macky Sall expected to secure a second term in office after h

Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya have been 2019-02-17 15:51:04Fourteen Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya were freed Sunday night after three days in captivity and are in good health, the Tunisian consul in

Several rescued days after Zimbabwe gold mining accident 2019-02-16 16:22:29Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescu

Fifteen Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North 2019-02-16 13:48:46Fifteen Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash on Saturday in North Sinai in which seven militants were also killed, the Egypti

Nigerian presidential candidates urge for calm after election 2019-02-16 06:25:30Politicians and voters across Nigeria expressed dismay on Saturday after a national election was postponed hours before polls were due to open, with o

Nigerian electoral commission announces last-minute delay of presidential 2019-02-16 02:15:35The Nigerian electoral commission announced on Saturday that the country's presidential election will be delayed until February 23.

Nigeria postpones presidential election until February 23 2019-02-16 01:09:27Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to op

Egyptian MPs back changes that could keep Sisi 2019-02-14 08:28:57The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay i

Nigeria presidential candidates sign 'peace accord' ahead of 2019-02-14 02:40:52Quoting former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said, “My ambition is not worth the blood of any Nige

Kenyan activist's family fear cover-up after body found 2019-02-13 17:21:05The family of a Kenyan activist who went missing for a week before turning up dead have questioned police claims she died of a botched abortion, and d

Cameroon's Adamawa region plagued by cattle theft and 2019-02-13 10:22:30In Cameroon's northern Adamawa region, farmers and cattle herders are living in fear. With neighbouring Central African Republic still mired in civil

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Where Libya's revolution began, many now yearn for 2019-02-21 03:50:40BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Sitting in his cafe near the spot where the protests against Muammar Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years

U.N. reports mass rape, killings, torture in S.Sudan, 2019-02-21 03:12:24GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, an

Zimbabwe scraps bond-note dollar peg, paves way for 2019-02-21 03:10:51HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe scrapped the peg between its quasi-currency bond note and the U.S dollar on Wednesday, its central bank governor said, pot

Petrol suppliers cut price to encourage Nigerians to 2019-02-21 02:58:58ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian fuel suppliers have cut the price of petrol to encourage people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday a

Sudan's economic decline provides fuel for anger against 2019-02-21 02:40:38KHARTOUM (Reuters) - As Samir Gasim reels off the problems facing his Khartoum confectionery and packaging factories, already running well below capac

'Pennies before a steamroller': Nigerian vote delay a 2019-02-20 09:23:10LONDON (Reuters) - A surprise delay in Nigeria's presidential ballot has served foreign asset managers another reminder of political risk and volatil

"Two is enough," Egypt tells poor families as 2019-02-20 09:17:28SOHAG, Egypt (Reuters) - Nesma Ghanem is hoping for a fourth child even though her doctor says her body can't handle a pregnancy at the moment. She h

Zambian finance minister orders clean up of public 2019-02-20 07:48:15LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has ordered a clean up of the government payroll to remove all ghost and absentee wo

Egypt executes nine men over killing of public 2019-02-20 05:33:40CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country's top prosecutor, a prison source and a lawyer said on W

Senegal's modernising president leads field in upcoming election 2019-02-20 05:13:30DAKAR (Reuters) - President Macky Sall is the strong favourite to win Senegal's election on Sunday, boosted by a modernising first term that propelle

Army to be "ruthless" against tampering in Nigeria's 2019-02-18 10:03:47ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria's postponed vote risked their lives and accus

The five candidates running in Senegal's presidential election 2019-02-18 08:02:21DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election on Sunday with President Macky Sall facing off again

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Tanzania: Tanzania, Barrick Agree on Plan to Settle 2019-02-21 04:38:12[East African] Tanzanian authorities and Canadian miner Barrick Gold say they have worked out a plan to settle the disputes between the government and

Namibia: Temporary Ban On Vegetable Imports Issued 2019-02-21 04:30:37[Namibian] The abundance of local vegetables has resulted in the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) banning the importation of certain vegetables until th

Namibia: Bank Fraudster Back in Jail After Court 2019-02-21 04:27:50[Namibian] A former bank employee who failed to appear in the Windhoek High Court for the scheduled delivery of a judgement in his trial on charges of

Namibia: Gamble for Leisure, Not for Gain - 2019-02-21 04:20:36[Namibian] Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday said the public should use lottery and gambling machines for leisure, and not for financial bene

Rwanda: Car-Free Day Success Attracts Other Countries 2019-02-21 04:18:28[East African] Rwanda has become a reference point as a champion of healthy lifestyle initiatives, as other African countries adopt the car-free day,

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Inaugurates Own Airline 2019-02-21 04:14:11[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom State Government on Wednesday inaugurated its own airline, Ibom Air.

Africa: Obasanjo, Experts Discuss Making Africa's Population an 2019-02-21 04:07:25[Premium Times] A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday in conjunction with 18 global population experts under the banner of the Africa Pr

Tanzania: A Month Later, Govt Bans Sugar Importation 2019-02-21 03:39:24[East African] A month after lifting a ban on sugar importation, Tanzanian authorities have imposed yet another one, this time putting a stop to the i

Zimbabwe: '90% of Bank Accounts Have Less That 2019-02-21 03:39:11[New Zimbabwe] Almost 90 percent of the nearly 4 million bank accounts held by Zimbabweans have RTGS balances of just $1,000 RTGS, Reserve Bank of Zim

Uganda: Tullow Free to Exit Uganda After Tax 2019-02-21 03:32:43[East African] British Oil firm Tullow is set to formally exit active operations in Uganda, after agreeing to a payment plan for taxes on its farm-dow

Uganda: Fire Destroys 600 Acres of Atiak Sugarcane 2019-02-21 03:09:09[Monitor] AMURU/GULU. An estimated 600 acres of sugarcane at Atiak Sugar Factory plantation in Amuru District have been burnt down.

Uganda: Tax Waivers Hurting Uganda Economy, Says Report 2019-02-21 02:40:32[East African] Uganda's tax system is in the spotlight again, as it emerges that the country could lose up to Ush2.7 trillion ($730 million) in tax a

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