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  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:41

    Moderate Islamists make new power quest in Tunisia

    TUNIS - Tunisia’s moderate Islamists are hoping the genial Beethoven fan they have nominated to run in next month’s presidential elections will break the mould in the Arab world by turning success at the ballot box into uncontested rule.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:39

    Leaders of Rwanda, Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension: Rwandan presidency

    KIGALI - The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola’s capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that flared up into a dispute this year and forced them to closed their border, the Rwandan presidency said.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:36

    South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech

    JOHANNESBURG- A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country’s apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate speech that discriminated against black people and violated equality laws.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:33

    Suspected jihadists kill five Malian troops in ambush

    BAMAKO - Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers on Wednesday in an ambush in the West African country’s volatile centre, the army said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting local security forces in the Sahel region.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:30

    Nigeria's Buhari assigns cabinet portfolios, appoints new oil minister

    ABUJA- Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday, assigning a new minister of state for petroleum in Africa’s top producer of crude oil.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:27

    Head of Sudan's now-defunct military council sworn in as head of new sovereign council

    KHARTOUM - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan’s military council, was sworn in as head of the newly-formed Sovereign Council in front of the head of the country’s judiciary.

  • Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:24

    Military, civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body sworn in

    KHARTOUM - Military and civilian members of Sudan’s new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA said.

  • Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:26

    Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

    ASSIN MANSO, GHANA (Reuters) - In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, “Never Again!”

  • Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:21

    Zimbabwe police deploy hundreds in Gweru, MDC challenges another protest ban

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe Police deployed in force in the city of Gweru on Tuesday, witnesses said, as authorities sought to keep a lid on dissent after banning the third anti-government protest that the main opposition party has sought to organise inside five days.