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Rwanda court frees Kagame critic Diane Rwigara.

Rwanda court frees Kagame critic Diane Rwigara.

A Rwandan court Thursday found dissident politician Diane Rwigara not guilty of forgery and inciting insurrection, charges that saw her imprisoned for over a year and highlighted a crackdown on opposition in the country. A panel of three judges dropped all the charges against Rwigara, her mother Adeline and four co-accused. “All charges… have been [&hellip

Edo govt confirms spread of Yellow Fever to 10 LGs, says 9 dead.

Edo govt confirms spread of Yellow Fever to 10 LGs, says 9 dead.

The Edo state government has confirmed the spread of the Yellow Fever epidemic to 10 Local Government Areas in the state. This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. David Osifo on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. According to Punch, Osifo also revealed that nine people have died as a result of the Yellow [&hellip

Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali.

Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali.

The Algerian army has discovered a hideout containing 11 surface-to-air missiles near the country’s border with Mali, the defence ministry announced yesterday. “After a search operation in the country’s border town of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, a division at the Algerian People’s National Armed Forces found an ammunition cache containing 11 anti-tank missiles,” the ministry said [&hellip

Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura.

Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura.

Burundi’s government has reportedly asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to close its office in the country within two months, according to foreign ministry and UN sources. A senior official of the country’s foreign ministry told AFP news agency that a notice was on Wednesday given to the UN Resident Coordinator in Burundi, Garry [&hellip

Sudan MPs want Bashir to contest in 2020.

Sudan MPs want Bashir to contest in 2020.

Lawmakers in Sudan have backed a constitutional amendment that would extend term limits, paving way for president Omar Bashir to seek re-election in 2020. Unless the constitution is changed, Bashir, in power since 1989, is not permitted to stand again when his present term ends, having won two elections since a 2005 constitutional amendment took [&hellip

Egyptian court gives life sentence to Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

Egyptian court gives life sentence to Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

A court in Egypt has sentenced to life in prison Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, his deputy Khairat al-Shater, and four others over their alleged role in violence at the time of the ouster of the first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Judicial sources said the court issued the ruling on Wednesday as [&hellip

15 migrants die in boat off Libya, Egyptian survivor says.

15 migrants die in boat off Libya, Egyptian survivor says.

LIBYA: Fifteen migrants have died in a boat off the Libyan coast after spending 12 days at sea without food or water, an Egyptian survivor said on Tuesday. Only 10 migrants from the capsized boat survived, all of whom were suffering from severe dehydration, Othman Belbeisi, head of the U.N. migration agency IOM in Libya, [&hellip

ANC Leaders Roll Out Red Carpet in South Africa for Visiting Hamas Delegation.

ANC Leaders Roll Out Red Carpet in South Africa for Visiting Hamas Delegation.

South African leaders have rolled out the red carpet for an official Hamas delegation during the past week, with a private visit to the Robben Island prison cell of Nelson Mandela, the late former South African president, along with the formal signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and [&hellip

Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses: HRW.

Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses: HRW.

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country’s north are guilty of “serious abuses” of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The group said that witness statements gathered since August proved police had carried out dozens of executions and arbitrarily detained people suspected of participating in [&hellip

Army clashes with rebels kill 18 in eastern DRC.

Army clashes with rebels kill 18 in eastern DRC.

Clashes between the army and rebels loyal to a renegade former general in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 18 people, military sources said on Monday. Fighting killed 14 rebels and four soldiers in Fizi, a region of South Kivu, a mineral-rich province which is prone to ethnic tensions, the sources said. [&hellip