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Mugabe’s wife brutally assaults 20 year-old model in South Africa

Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a regional summit, complicating the diplomatic dilemma now confronting the government. ...

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DR Congo: 40 killed in landslide, 7.7 million face hunger amid humanitarian crisis [LOOK]

Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday. Seismic and volcanic activity have been responsible for a number of landslides in the region in recent years. The governor’s office and hospital officials said five people have been rescued while efforts were underway with ...

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Kenya Riots: 6 month old baby girl dies after teargassed and beaten by police

A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown following the August 8 disputed elections. Her parents said Samantha Pendo had been asleep in her mother’s arms when police forced their way into their home and beat her and her parents ...

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Sierra Leone: 270 Bodies recovered following deadly mudslide

Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the mayor said on Tuesday. Freetown mayor, Sam Gibson, told reporters that rescue operations continue in the town of Regent where the mudslide happened on Monday morning. Vice President of Sierra Leone Victor Foh said on Monday that it was likely ...

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Burkina Faso: 17 killed during attack on restaurant by jihadists

Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected jihadist attackers at a restaurant in central Ouagadougou, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou said on Monday. The gunmen killed 17 people and wounded eight since attacking the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the city centre late on Sunday. Mr. Dandjinou said security forces are seeking to free people still trapped inside. A Reuters witness saw ...

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No Raila No Peace: Kenya opposition says they are not done yet, vow to remove President Kenyatta

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed Sunday not to back down over an election he claims was stolen from him and urged his supporters to boycott work until he announces his strategy next week.   The 72-year-old told his supporters to stay at home and out of the way of police, after the international community beseeched him to send out ...

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Kenya Election: 11 people killed by police in post-election riots [LOOK]

Kenyan police killed 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.   A security official told Reuters that the bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought ...

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Egypt: 49 killed in two-train collision

Officials say the number of people who died in a two-train collision in the suburbs of the Egyptian city of Alexandria has increased to 49. Local authorities also confirmed that 123 people were injured, the Al Arabiya broadcaster reported Saturday citing local officials. Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the friends and families of the ...

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Kenya Elections: Incumbent President Kenyatta declared winner, opposition rejects result

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya’s hotly contested presidential poll, the electoral commission said. The 55-year-old incumbent, who has been in office since 2013, won a second five-year term with 54.27 per cent of the vote, followed by 72-year-old opposition leader, Raila Odinga, with 44.74 per cent. Electoral Commission Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, announced the result after the commission tallied ...

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Kenya Elections: Opposition candidate vows to reject results if not declared winner

Security sources in Kenya have said that Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga is determined to take Kenya down with him if the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC), declares presidential election results that do not have him declared as the winner of last Tuesday’s Presidential election.   In a press conference today, Odinga’s party, NASA, demanded that their candidate for ...

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