Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sudanese policeman dies from wounds after protesters stone vehicle

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese policeman has died from his wounds after protesters threw stones at a police vehicle passing close to demonstrations ...

South African's ex-ambassador to Iran arrested in MTN investigation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Pretoria's former ambassador to Iran has been arrested in South Africa on charges he took a bribe to help telecoms company...

Rape still endemic in South Sudan's Unity state despite peace -UN

GENEVA/JUBA (Reuters) - Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite the...

Nigeria 'Delta Avengers' militants vow to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

ABUJA (Reuters) - A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich southern Niger Delta threatened on Thursday to cripple Africa's top oil producer and biggest economy...

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination programme,...

At least 23 illegal Zimbabwean gold miners feared dead after shafts flooded

HARARE (Reuters) - At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in...

Nigeria's election: young voters, old candidates

LAGOS (Reuters) - Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18...

Nigeria tribunal issues arrest warrant for top judge before elections

ABUJA (Reuters) - A tribunal on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Nigeria's suspended chief judge for failing to appear for trial over alleged...

Missing Kenyan rights activist found dead: police

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prominent Kenyan human rights activist who championed the fight against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in her country has been...

Sudan security arrests professors as protests rage on -witnesses

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared...

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