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Kaduna court to decide El-Zakzaky’s bail October 4.

Kaduna court to decide El-Zakzaky’s bail October 4.

A Kaduna High Court on Thursday fixed October 4 to rule on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zinat. The presiding judge, Gideon Kurada, adjourned the matter after counsel to the defendants, Maxwell Kyon, moved the application for the bail of the first [&hellip

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir: New peace deal will not collapse.

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir: New peace deal will not collapse.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Friday he believed the new peace deal between his government and the main rebel group would not collapse because it was not forced upon them like previous accords. At a news conference in Juba, Kiir said he would travel to Khartoum to sign the agreement at the ceremony [&hellip

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probe.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probe.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result. Attempting to sound a conciliatory note, Mnangagwa vowed to be president for all Zimbabweans and [&hellip

DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends.

DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, just days after a recent emergence of the disease, which killed 33 people, was declared over. Four cases of the virus were confirmed in northeastern North Kivu province, the DRC’s health minister said in a statement on Wednesday, though [&hellip

3 killed in Zimbabwe protests as parties point fingers following hard-fought elections.

3 killed in Zimbabwe protests as parties point fingers following hard-fought elections.

Three people were killed in clashes between opposition protesters and security forces in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, on Wednesday, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Charity Charamba said on state-run television. No further details were immediately available. The country’s ruling Zanu-PF party won a sweeping majority in parliament, electoral officials said, amid growing anger among opposition supporters [&hellip

.. Newly Sworn In Leaders Vow To Hit Ground Running.

.. Newly Sworn In Leaders Vow To Hit Ground Running.

The newly appointed Regional Commissioners (RCs), Permanent Secretaries (PSs), Deputy PSs and Regional Administrative Secretaries (RASs) have boasted to hit the ground running in their new duties, thanking President John Magufuli for trusting them. The new appointees were yesterday in a jovial mood few minutes after they were sworn in at State House in Dar [&hellip

2 killed as gunmen strike convoy with Mali election materials.

2 killed as gunmen strike convoy with Mali election materials.

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said by telephone on Wednesday. The spokesman said the attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in the south-central region of Segou, giving no [&hellip

Zanu-PF wins most parliamentary seats in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

Zanu-PF wins most parliamentary seats in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF has won the majority of seats in parliamentary elections, official results show, as vote counting continues separately in the presidential vote. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said on Wednesday that ZANU-PF had picked up 110 seats against the 41 for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Another 58 seats are [&hellip

DR Congo Multi-Millionaire Moise Katumbi Seeks To Return Home To Contest Elections.

DR Congo Multi-Millionaire Moise Katumbi Seeks To Return Home To Contest Elections.

Congolese multi-millionaire Moise Katumbi is seeking permission to return to DR Congo this week in order to contest the Presidential elections scheduled to be held on the 23rd of December, 2018. Katumbi, who revealed this to the AFP on Monday, said he has written to the civil aviation authorities of DR Congo requesting for permission [&hellip

Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group.

Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group.

Sudan’s National intelligence Security Services (NISS) announced on Monday that it had freed a group of Egyptian army soldiers abducted by a Libyan militia on the border between Sudan, Libya, and Egypt. The Egyptian group of four soldiers and one officer has been captured by some outlaws on the border, NISS information office head Mohamed [&hellip