Category: African News

US Man Tested In Ghana For Ebola

US Man Tested In Ghana For Ebola

A US citizen is being tested for the Ebola virus in Ghana, which has had no confirmed cases of the virus in the current West African outbreak. The man has been quarantined at the private Nyaho Clinic in the capital, Accra, health officials say. The virus has so far killed more than 460 people since it broke out in Guinea […]

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Pres. Sisi Regrets Al-Jazeera Trial

Pres. Sisi Regrets Al-Jazeera Trial

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he wishes the three al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned last month had never been put on trial, reports say. Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail after being found guilty of aiding a “terrorist group”. Mr Sisi was quoted by the al-Masry al-Youm newspaper late […]

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Man Fined For Hunting On Mugabe’s Land

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s neighbour has been fined for letting his dogs hunt on the leader’s property, a state-owned newspaper reports. A court ordered Michael Pazarangu to pay $50 (£30) or spend 30 days in jail, The Herald newspaper reports. He was accused of letting his “unmuzzled ferocious dogs roam freely” on the president’s private property in the capital, Harare. […]

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South Africa Hit By Engineering Strike

South Africa Hit By Engineering Strike

Engineering and metal workers in South Africa have gone on strike after talks on Monday failed to reach an agreement over pay. The country’s largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), claims that more than 200,000 members are striking. The union is demanding a 12% wage increase, almost double the rate of inflation. So far employers […]

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Deadly Bomb Hits Maiduguri

Deadly Bomb Hits Maiduguri

At least 15 people have been killed in an explosion at a arket in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say. The explosives were reportedly hidden in a vehicle carrying charcoal. No group has said it carried out the attack but Maiduguri is the epicentre of the violent campaign waged by militant group Boko Haram. Earlier, the Nigerian army said it had […]

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Italy Finds 30 Bodies In Migrant Boat

The Italian navy has found about 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants between Sicily and the North African coast. The migrants who died appeared to have been asphyxiated. The discovery was made when rescuers boarded the vessel to evacuate a number of people said to be in distress, two of them pregnant women.

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Cairo Bomb Blasts Kill Two Egyptian Policemen

Cairo Bomb Blasts Kill Two Egyptian Policemen

Two bombs have exploded near a presidential palace in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, killing two police officers. The first blast killed one officer and injured three others. The second device blew up as security forces tried to defuse it, killing the other officer. Islamist militants said they had planted bombs in the area last week.

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Sudan Death Row Woman  ‘Forged Papers’

Sudan Death Row Woman ‘Forged Papers’

The Sudanese woman freed from death row has been accused of forging official documents to leave the country, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim was detained on Tuesday, a day after a court released her, annulling the death sentence imposed on her for renouncing the Islamic faith. Mrs Ibrahim had emergency travel documents issued by South Sudan when […]

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More Deadly Clashes In Benghazi

More Deadly Clashes In Benghazi

Fresh clashes broke out in Benghazi yesterday after a rogue general laun-ched a fresh assault on Islamist militants. Tanks were seen on the streets and explosions could be heard throughout the day in Libya’s second-biggest city.

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Dozens Massacred In Kenyan Attack

Dozens Massacred In Kenyan Attack

At least 48 people have  died after unidentified gunmen attacked hotels and a police station in a Kenyan coastal town, officials say. Witnesses in Mpeketoni said gun battles lasted for several hours and reported seeing buildings set on fire.

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