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Kabila Party in deal to Delay DR Congo Presidential Election


The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one opposition faction have proposed delaying the presidential election until April 2018. The vote was due in November but electoral officials say more time is needed to register voters. The proposal is part of a deal to be signed on Tuesday at the end of […]

Drunk Nigerian Policeman Shot Ghanaian Dead in Anambra


BY IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu AWKA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A policeman serving at the Anambra state command who allegedly drank to stupor, has sent a Ghanaian national resident in the state to his untimely grave, as he reportedly shot the foreigner on the neck, leading to his death. Our Correspondent gathered that the victim, who […]

Somali Militants Attack Kenyan Police Station


Al-Shabab militants say they have attacked a police station in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia. Kenyan authorities said fighters from Somalia carried out the cross-border attack early Thursday on a police station at Hameey Village. A statement from police spokesman George Kinoti said the militants traveling in two Land Cruisers attacked the patrol […]

Security Beefed Up as Mogadishu Set to Host IGAD Summit


Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, considered perhaps the most dangerous capital on Earth only a few years back, is preparing to host the 53rd summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development this weekend for the first time, following decades of civil war and instability in the Horn of Africa state. Leaders from all eight members of the […]

Somalia Suicide Bomber Was Ex-Lawmaker


An ex-MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, militants have said. Salah Nuh Ismail, 53, was among those who killed 13 people in the suicide attacks near the city’s main airport, the al-Shabab group said. Also known as Salah Badbado, he quit the Somali […]

Israeli Prime Minister Visits Kenya in Renewal of Ties


NAIROBI—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Kenya Tuesday as part of a tour of four African countries. Upon arriving in Nairobi Netanyahu was greeted by an honor guard detachment from the Kenyan Air Force. The Israeli prime minister later told reporters his trip is about rebuilding ties with Africa. “We believe that Africa is […]

UN Beefs Up Peacekeeping Force in Mali


BAMAKO, MALI—The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to beef up peacekeeping operations in Mali, in light of attacks making the mission known as MINUSMA the world’s most deadly. “Today the terrorists are stronger,” said Inhaye Ag Mohamed, the secretary of Mali’s peace and reconciliation committee, “and we are asking the U.N. Security Council to reinforce […]

Ethiopia’s Security Forces Killed Over 400 Protesters, Says Human Rights Watch

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 people in a crackdown on protests in the Oromia region since November. The rights group said in a report released Thursday that tens of thousands of others have been arrested. It urged Ethiopian authorities to urgently support an […]

Boko Haram Kills 32 Soldiers in Bosso, Near Nigerian Border


Thirty Nigerien troops and two Nigerian soldiers have been killed in clashes with Boko Haram militants in Niger, the country’s defence ministry says. It says “hundreds of assailants” attacked a military post in the south-eastern town of Bosso, on the Nigerian border, on Friday night. A counter-attack on Saturday morning allowed government troops to retake […]

Kenya: Protests Against Electoral Commission Turn Deadly


Protests against Kenya’s electoral commission took place in several cities Monday, with local media reporting at least three demonstrators were killed in western Kenya. In Nairobi, riot police formed a line around the commission headquarters, waiting much of the afternoon to deter the latest in what have become weekly protests. The protesters never reached the […]

Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Deporting Illegal Central African Migrants


Several hundred people from Central African nations are stranded in southern Cameroon after being expelled from neighboring Equatorial Guinea and Gabon this month. Equatorial Guinea and Gabon say they are expelling foreigners who do not have proper identification papers. The majority of those being expelled are economic migrants from around Central Africa.  They complain that […]

Building Collapse: Kenya Begins Demolition of Unfit Houses


  Authorities in Kenya’s capital Nairobi have begun demolishing homes in an area where the collapse of a building killed at least 42 people last week. Eight buildings deemed unfit to live in were the first to be destroyed in the district of Huruma. More than 200 are to follow. Officials say many of the […]

Omar Guelleh Re-Elected Fourth Time As Djibouti’s President


President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti has won for the fourth time, the Presidential election of his country. Although, the Friday’s poll was strongly criticized by the opposition and activists, but tits outcome recorded a landslide victory for Mr. Guelleh, as he won 87 per cent of the total valid votes. Guelleh’s main rival of […]

Congo: Attacks Blamed on Ninja Militia Group


The Congolese government has blamed attacks on government buildings in the capital, Brazzaville, on the Ninja militia group. Security forces were deployed on Monday morning and heavy gunfire was heard in the streets The Ninjas were a major anti-government force in the 1997-99 civil war. The violence comes weeks after Denis Sassou Nguesso won a […]

France Pull Troops out of Central Africa


France will stop military operations in the Central African Republic later this year after France’s defense minister said its objectives have been achieved. The mission, dubbed Operation Sangaris, began in 2013 as the country was being consumed by ethnic violence between Christians and Muslims and people were dying by the thousands. “The country was in […]

Cameroon: Arrested Suicide Bomber Claims to be Missing Nigerian Chibok schoolgirl


Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria are investigating a claim from a would-be suicide bomber that she was one of a group of schoolgirls abducted in 2014. The Nigerian government is sending parents to Cameroon to attempt to identify the girl. She told investigators in Cameroon she was one of 270 kidnapped in Chibok by jihadist […]

Congo Opposition Says Incumbent Lost Presidential Vote


BRAZZAVILLE—Opposition candidates in elections in Congo Republic said on Wednesday that President Denis Sassou Nguesso placed no better than fourth in any major district, rejecting official partial results that gave him a commanding lead. Results of Sunday’s ballot announced by the country’s electoral commission on Tuesday, and based on returns from 72 of 111 voting […]

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