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Tanzania bans fourth newspaper

DAR ES SALAAM. – A 90-day ban on a popular Swahili daily in Tanzania – the fourth newspaper to be shut down since June – has prompted concern over press freedom in the East African ...
Raila Odinga

Kenya plunges deeper into crisis

NAIROBI. — Kenya plunged deeper into crisis yesterday after a no-show by the majority of Supreme Court judges scuppered an eleventh-hour petition to delay a presidential election and the governor of ...
Raila Odinga

Odinga on ‘way forward’

NAIROBI. — Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga, who says he will boycott a presidential election rerun due next week, said yesterday he would announce a “way forward” the day before the scheduled ...
“My hands are clean,” presidential aspirant Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be saying in this file photo

SA stocks fall as Ramaphosa faces axe

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s rand weakened sharply yesterday and government bonds sold off, as speculation that President Jacob Zuma may axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa added to a climate of politic...
Worshippers walk past shells of destroyed vehicles in the centre of Mogadishu

Somalia blast toll tops 300

Mogadishu. - The police said at least 300 people were killed and close to 400 others injured in the deadly blast that rocked Mogadishu on Saturday. Police Captain Mohamed Hussein said that as hospita...
George Weah

Weah, Boakai face run-off for presidency

Monrovia. – Former international footballer George Weah and Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a run-off for the presidency on November 7, the national election commission announc...
President Zuma

LATEST: Zuma reshuffles cabinet

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma appointed a close confidant to be energy minister on Tuesday as his government tries to push through one of the biggest nuclear deals...
Worshippers walk past shells of destroyed vehicles in the centre of Mogadishu

230 perish in Somali blast

Mogadishu. — Maryan Abdullahi’s father had been preparing to fly to Somalia’s capital yesterday to attend the happiest moment in his daughter’s life: her graduation day. Instead, he will bury her. On...