Africa

Zambian police raid home, detain opposition leader
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Zambian police detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Tuesday after raiding his home, his spokesman said, but authorities could not immediately say why he was being questioned.

Egypt declares state of emergency after IS church bombings kill 44
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday

Burundi opposition leader fears for his life
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Burundian opposition leader and former rebel chief Agathon Rwasa has said he fears for his life and has asked the government to speed up talks to end a crisis that began in 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza said he wanted a third term.

Mali's President Keita names defense minister as new PM
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Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita replaced his prime minister, naming the defense minister to head the government of the West African nation, which is struggling to end unrest in its restive desert north.

Uganda arrests academic Stella Nyanzi for criticising president's wife
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Uganda has arrested a prominent academic for criticising the wife of President Yoweri Museveni on social media, police said Saturday.

Somali pirates suspected of hijacking Tuvalu-flagged ship
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Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a bulk carrier ship, the head of a maritime security company said on Saturday, in the latest in a string of attacks after years of calm.

Ugandan police arrest minister for receiving a bribe
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Ugandan police said on Saturday a minister had been arrested for taking a bribe from a hotel owner after promising he would in return help him deal with sexual harassment accusations from one of his workers.

Kenyan wanted in Tanzania over Sh600m bond scam
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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is assisting Tanzanian authorities to have a Kenyan at the centre of a Sh600 million ($6M) bribery scandal in Tanzania arrested and questioned.

KDF kill Al Shabaab commander in Somalia
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The Kenya Defence Forces Saturday killed Al Shabaab Commander Bashe Nure Hassan in Kuday, Somalia.

Anti-Zuma protests in South Africa as economic woes mount
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Tens of thousands of protesters marched through South African cities on Friday demanding President Jacob Zuma's resignation, as a second ratings agency downgraded the country's debt to junk status.

Somalia's Puntland executes al Shabaab militants for killing officials
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Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Saturday executed five people it said were Islamist militants responsible for killing three senior government officials last year, a military court official said.

Congo's Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister on Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila's opponents after talks to negotiate his exit from power broke down.

Somalia's breakaway Somaliland sentences journalist to 2 years in jail
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A court in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland has sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering peace and security, a journalists' rights group said on Saturday.

Somalia President gives Al Shabaab militants 60-day amnesty
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Somalia's President replaced his security chiefs on Thursday and called on al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents to surrender within 60 days in return for education and jobs.

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