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Burundi President’s ally Killed in Brive-by Shooting.

Burundi President’s ally Killed in Brive-by Shooting.

  A leading Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses have said. Adolphe Nshimirimana was widely seen as the central African nation’s de facto internal security chief and considered by some as the president’s effective deputy. [&hellip

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

Makongoro Mahanga Defects After Defeat.

    The Deputy Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Milton Makongoro Mahanga, has officially left the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) after he was defeated in the preliminaries. He declared his intention to cross over to the main opposition, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) effective on Sunday. “After extended hours of consultation with [&hellip

Slick Azam new CECAFA kings

Slick Azam new CECAFA kings

  Tanzania’s new boys on the block, Azam FC, on Sunday wrote a new chapter in regional football after winning their first ever CECAFA Kagame Cup with a commanding 2-0 win over Gor Mahia of Kenya at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Ivorian striker Kipre Tchetche orchestrated Gor Mahia’s downfall after setting up [&hellip

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

  Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest. Rwasa, who has denounced the third consecutive win by President Pierre Nkurunziza, had said earlier this week that he intended to “play the game” in order to [&hellip

Over 100 Militants Killed in Anti-Boko Haram Operation: Chad Army.

Over 100 Militants Killed in Anti-Boko Haram Operation: Chad Army.

  N’Djamena (AFP) – At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday. “117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded” in the operation against the Nigeria-based [&hellip

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea ‘100% Successful’: Reports.

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea ‘100% Successful’: Reports.

  A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100 percent successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea, the Guardian reported.   Experts believe it may bring current epidemic in West Africa to an end and control future outbreaks.   The results of the trials involved 4,000 people and were conducted with [&hellip

Azam Set up Gor Mahia Final.

Azam Set up Gor Mahia Final.

  FARID Mussa’s late strike yesterday helped Azam FC to book their place in the CECAFA Kagame Cup final, after winning 1-0 against Uganda’s KCCA in the second semi-finals match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Azam had to wait for the 75 minutes to break a determined KCCA side as Mussa strike [&hellip

UN chief Admits to Iran’s Constructive Role in Solving Regional Crises.

UN chief Admits to Iran’s Constructive Role in Solving Regional Crises.

  The UN Chief, Ban Ki Moon, has described the role of Islamic Republic of Iran in solving regional crises as important and constructive. In an address to reporters in New York on Wednesday afternoon, the UN chief noted that Iran plays an important role in the region. He welcomed the conclusion of nuclear talks [&hellip

Zimbabwe: Govt, Iran Call for Lifting of Sanctions.

Zimbabwe: Govt, Iran Call for Lifting of Sanctions.

    Zimbabwe and the Islamic Republic of Iran have resolved to jointly work towards the unconditional lifting of economic sanctions imposed on the two countries. In a communiqué issued at the end of the eighth session of the Zimbabwe-Iran Joint Commission yesterday, the two countries strongly condemned the unilateral and illegal sanctions imposed on them [&hellip

Nigeria: New Leader for Coalition Force.

Nigeria: New Leader for Coalition Force.

    Nigeria’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday that it had appointed a new general to lead the multinational army against the Boko Haram militant group that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly two million from their homes. The ministry said that Maj. Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah would command an 8,700-member force from four nations [&hellip