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  • Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:59

    French policy shift leaves Gabon's Bongo out in the cold

    In the heyday of former President Omar Bongo, Gabon and its oil wealth were a central pillar of "La Francafrique", a shadowy network that enabled France's troops to defend African autocrats in exchange for juicy contracts for French companies.

  • Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:56

    U.N. calls for support for Libya government, upholding of ban on arms

    The top United Nations official in Libya called on Tuesday for countries to support the fledgling national unity government of the North African country and do more to halt banned arms shipments there.

  • Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:51

    Seychelles vice president to complete term of resigning president

    The Seychelles vice president will complete the five-year term of resigning President James Michel, a statement from the state house said on Wednesday, despite a shake-up of national politics after the opposition won parliamentary elections this month.

  • Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:46

    Tanzania Magufuli fires officials over 'fake' earthquake account

    Tanzania's president has sacked two senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money from an earthquake fund, his office has said.

  • Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:43

    Gabon president Bongo sworn in after disputed poll

    Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers.

  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:26

    Rwanda: Government, UN Join Efforts to Empower Refugees

    Kigali - The government and the UN's refugee agency yesterday launched a joint strategy meant to support economic development of refugees in host communities, at an event attended by different stakeholders, in Kigali.

  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:22

    Zimbabwe: President Rejects Special Economic Zones Bill

    Harare - President Mugabe has thrown back to Parliament the Special Economic Zones Bill after expressing reservations on a clause which seeks to suspend the Labour Act whose effect would have exposed workers to serious abuse by employers.

  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:52

    Mozambique: No Rise in Bread Prices Until January, Government Promises

    Maputo - The Mozambican government has promised to subsidise milling companies in order to avoid any increases in the price of bread before the end of January 2017, according to a statement from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:50

    Mozambique: China to Help Mozambique Establish Industrial Park

    Maputo - China will help Mozambique establish an industrial park as an effort to increase job opportunities in the southern African country, according to Chinese Ambassador Su Jian.