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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:29

    South Africa's home affairs minister Gigaba resigns

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president’s office said on Tuesday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.

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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:26

    Two Congo opposition leaders pull support for joint election candidate

    KINSHASA- Two Congolese opposition leaders on Monday pulled out of a wider deal to support a single candidate in next month’s presidential election, seemingly ending hopes of a united front against the handpicked successor to Joseph Kabila.

  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:23

    Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

    ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces.

  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:20

    At least 15 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army, separatists

    YAOUNDE - At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.

  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:16

    Libya could hold elections next spring - Italy's foreign min

    ROME - Libya could hold elections next spring, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero said on Wednesday, after Italy hosted a two-day conference in Palermo to try to stabilise the troubled North African country.

  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:13

    South Africa's land expropriation unnerves investors - World Bank executive

    LIVINGSTONE, Zambia- Plans by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation have unnerved investors, a senior World Bank group executive said on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:08

    Land reform in South Africa will not violate constitution: Ramaphosa

    STRASBOURG, France- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the country’s constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people.

  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:37

    Kidnappers free last of 80 Cameroon schoolboys

    DOUALA - Kidnappers freed on Monday the last of about 80 schoolboys taken hostage last week in a raid on a school in west Cameroon, said a church minister who negotiated their release and a regional official.

  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:32

    Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference - Haftar's command

    BENGHAZI - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday.