Nigerian army says NGO aided terrorists, forces it to close office

20 September 2019, 5:53 AM
The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.
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Zimbabwe doctors march to parliament 19 September 2019, 5:51 PM

Striking doctors in Zimbabwe marched to parliament on Thursday to protest the disappearance of their union leader and press the government to increase their pay after a court ruled that police should not interfere with the march.

Nigeria becomes Africa’s staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia 19 September 2019, 1:23 PM

In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines.

Nigeria pleased with SA’s efforts in dealing with attacks on foreign nationals 18 September 2019, 8:48 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the South African government for its efforts in dealing with the recent violent attacks on foreign nationals.

Zimbabwe doctors say receiving death threats over strike 18 September 2019, 8:26 PM

Striking Zimbabwean doctors said on Wednesday they were being threatened with death and suspected state security agents were pressuring them after police blocked their second protest march over the disappearance of their union leader.

Fire in Liberia school kills at least 27 children 18 September 2019, 3:59 PM

A fire at an Islamic school in Liberia has killed at least 27 children, police said on Wednesday.

Demonstrators gesture and shout slogans during a protest rejecting Algerian election announcement for December, in Algiers, Algeria.
Protesters reject Algerian election announcement 18 September 2019, 9:37 AM

Hundreds of Algerians marched on Tuesday against an election called for December, chanting “we will not vote until the regime men are removed”.

Special envoys warmly received in African countries: Ramaphosa 18 September 2019, 5:52 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the special envoys he has sent to different African countries are being warmly received.

Zimbabwe land reform delayed to allow ANC to negotiate with apartheid govt 17 September 2019, 9:40 PM

Former African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki says Zimbabwe had to delay its land reform processes back in 1990 at least for a decade so that the ANC could successfully negotiate with the apartheid government in South Africa.

Tunisia confirms Saied, Karoui to contest presidential runoff vote 17 September 2019, 6:42 PM

Tunisia's electoral commission said on Tuesday law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui won the most votes in Sunday's presidential election, beating veteran political leaders to advance to a second-round runoff.

Research fellowship helps African farmers adapt to climate change 17 September 2019, 4:33 PM

45 African researchers from 12 countries have been selected to participate in a career development program for innovative research and solutions to help African farmers adapt to climate change.

Two independent candidates lead Tunisian presidential polls 17 September 2019, 8:40 AM

Two independent candidates are leading the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, according to latest official results released on Monday.

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Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan 17 September 2019, 5:55 AM

The three countries’ irrigation ministers met in Cairo on Sunday to resume negotiations over filling and operating the dam, which Egypt sees as a threat to its water supplies.

Tunisian establishment stunned as outsiders claim election win 16 September 2019, 3:34 PM

Tunisian voters appear to have up-ended their nation's politics in Sunday's presidential election, rejecting established leaders for two outsiders with 39% of votes counted.

Mugabe family wants compensation from ZANU-PF 16 September 2019, 10:55 AM

The family of late former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe say they want to be compensated by his party ZANU-PF.

Presidential candidate Kais Saied is pictured after unofficial results of the Tunisian presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia.
Tunisian political newcomers say they are leading presidential vote 16 September 2019, 5:33 AM

A representative for detained media magnate Nabil Karoui said he had scored “an impressive win”, while conservative law professor Kais Saied, said his performance marked “a new revolution”.

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Mugabe’s family to conduct traditional ceremonies ahead of burial 15 September 2019, 4:51 PM

Authorities and family members are still discussing how to preserve the body of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe until his burial in around a month's time.

Five die of cholera in Sudan 15 September 2019, 12:52 PM

There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan's Blue Nile state since August 28, the health ministry said in a statement.

Envoys sent to Africa to apologise for violence 15 September 2019, 11:43 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is attempting to repair the damage - caused by recent attacks on foreign nationals In South Africa by sending a team of Special Envoys throughout the continent.

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Egypt’s Sisi says he is “building a new state” 15 September 2019, 11:05 AM

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said allegations of corruption within the army and government were “lies and slander,” in his first public response to graft accusations that have gone viral online.

Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday 15 September 2019, 8:42 AM

Tunisians will vote for their next president on Sunday in the most unpredictable election of its short experience of democracy, a contest with no overwhelming front-runner at a time of economic angst.

Congo police detain former minister in Ebola probe 15 September 2019, 7:05 AM

A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.

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Mnangagwa praises Mugabe, calls for sanctions to be lifted 14 September 2019, 7:22 PM

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has praised his predecessor, Robert Mugabe  for his vision and fortitude; and demanded the lifting of sanctions.

Ramaphosa jeered at Mugabe’s funeral service 14 September 2019, 2:03 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told a restive crowd at the National Stadium in Harare that the late Zimbabwean statesman, Robert Mugabe, played a crucial role in the liberation of South Africa.

Mugabe thought of more than Zimbabwe: Mbeki 14 September 2019, 12:46 PM

Former president, Thabo Mbeki, has described former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, as a leader who availed himself to attend to matters raised over the region's liberation struggles.

Thousands march in Algeria to block election 14 September 2019, 10:05 AM

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched in the capital on Friday to demand that the rest of the ruling elite follow former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in quitting power before any new election.

Mugabe was a principled leader: Zuma 14 September 2019, 9:19 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma has described former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, as a principled leader who understood the importance of liberation.

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President Ramaphosa to speak for AU at Mugabe funeral 14 September 2019, 6:25 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday speak on behalf of the African Union at the funeral service for Former President Robert Mugabe to be held at the National stadium in Harare.

All systems go for Mugabe’s state funeral on Saturday 13 September 2019, 9:46 PM

Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema says the country is ready to host the funeral service of former President Robert Mugabe on Saturday. Scores of African leaders will be attending the proceedings with thousands of ordinary Zimbabweans expected to converge on the country's National Stadium.

SA could benefit from opening its borders: Dlamini-Zuma 13 September 2019, 8:13 PM

Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says South Africa could benefit from opening its borders to other African countries.

Tunisians prepare for the polls as unpredictable election looms 13 September 2019, 6:12 PM

Tunisia's presidential election on Sunday is the most unpredictable in its short experience of democracy, a contest with no overwhelming front-runner at a time of economic angst.