UN frets over shooting of Kenyan protesters

Nairobi. — The United Nations human rights chief says he is concerned about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters opposing results of the country’s presidential ...

600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Freetown. — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise yesterday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in ...
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Police turn tables on tormentors

Nairobi. – Tanzania’s police said on Friday they had killed in a firefight 13 “criminals” involved in a series of deadly attacks in the country’s east.
bus inferno

Bus crash claims 34

Antananarivo. – At least 34 people died when a bus carrying young Christian worshippers plunged down a steep ravine in central Madagascar, police and hospital officials said at the weekend.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta high-fives with supporters after casting his vote in Tuesday's presidential election, in which he was declared the winner.

Kenyatta wins second term

NAIROBI. – President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election in Kenya, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest. Kenya’s election commission declared ye...
Egypt train crash kills 36

Egypt train crash kills 36

CAIRO. – Two trains collided in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria yesterday killing 36 people and injuring more than 100 others, a health ministry spokesman said. The crash at 2:15pm. (1215 GM...
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Moza to announce BVR tender winners

MAPUTO. – The Mozambican government is expected to announce in the next few weeks the winner of an international tender for supply and installation of production systems for production of biome...
Edgar Lungu

Lungu, Hichilema agree to dialogue

LUSAKA. – Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) have agreed to a process of dialogue, which will lead to a ...
President Jacob Zuma

SA focus turns to elective conference

JOHANNESBURG. – Even though President Jacob Zuma survived the no confidence vote, political noise will persist leading up to the ANC elective conference in December, which may put pressure on t...
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Kenya poll conduct gets thumbs up

NAIROBI. — Observers drawn from the African continent have described the 2017 Kenya election process as a free and fair poll, a statement which they say is highly attributed to the well preparedness ...