Monday, August 26, 2019

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa’s apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to...

Mugabe Vice President flees Zimbabwe anti-corruption probe

Zimbabwe’s former vice president on Monday fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged criminal abuse of office, officials said. Phelekezela Mphoko, 79,...

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence – lawyers

A military court in Cameroon on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the head of the country’s anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe,...

Algeria protest movement marks six months, at an impasse

Algerians launched an unprecedented protest movement in February, filling the streets of cities across the country and forcing the president out of office. Six months...

Dozen Burkina troops killed in ‘major terrorist attack’

More than a dozen soldiers died on Monday during a “major attack” by “terrorist armed groups” in northern Burkina Faso, the army said. With other...

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Chad’s President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday, authorising summary shootings to “save the majority”, after violent...

South African police arrest 18 suspects after foreign shops looting

The South African police said on Saturday that 18 suspects had been arrested following the Soweto looting of shops belonging to foreigners on Wednesday...

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola

Measles has killed 2,758 people in DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said,...

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime ‘worse than Mugabe’

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government...

Thousands march in Yemen’s Aden for independent south

Thousands of Yemenis marched through Aden Thursday demanding renewed independence for the south after separatist fighters drove unionist forces out of its former capital...


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