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Protesters demanding ouster of Gnassingbe clash with police in Togo

Security forces in Togo’s capital Lome fired teargas on Wednesday at rock-throwing protesters who were demanding an end to a half-century of  the Gnassingbe family rule. The clashes, seen by a Reuters witness, came two days after three people were killed in violence in the center of the country. The ...

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Rights group to prosecute Zuma’s son for murder

Rights group AfriForum is to privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s president on a charge of culpable homicide. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg in heavy rain, killing Phumzile Dube and ...

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British Royal couple William, Kate’s third child due in April

The third child of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to be born in April, the Royal family said on Tuesday. “Their Royal Highnesses, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,’’ Kensington Palace, ...

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S’African gives go ahead on trial of Zuma for corruption

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma approached the court seeking to have a Pretoria High Court judgment in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority ...

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Amnesty accuses Cameroon of mistreating detained activists

Amnesty International on Friday accused Cameroon of detaining no fewer than 500 people “like sardines” in overcrowded detention facilities following mass arbitrary arrests in two English-speaking regions. The human rights watchdog said in a statement that the detainees were arrested when protesting in dozens of towns in Cameroon’s Anglophone North-West ...

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George Weah in early lead in Liberian presidential poll

Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per ...

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Buhari advocates stronger global ties to fight terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing “to curb growing sophistication in global terrorism.” The President made the call when he received Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony ...

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US pull out of UNESCO alleges bias against Israel, seeks reforms of global body

The Government of the United States of America (U.S.A) has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the end of 2018. The arriving at the decision, the spokesman for the State Department, Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday the US ...

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Kenyatta: elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on Oct. 26 after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing from the race. “We have no problem going back to elections. We are sure we will get more votes ...

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Head of Vatican’s treasury, Cardinal Pell in sex scandal trouble

Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell, would face a court hearing in Australia in 2018, a Magistrate said on Friday. Pell is to answer what the police described as “historical sexual offences”; he is the most Senior Roman Catholic Official to face such accusations. Pell, 76, a top adviser to Pope ...

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