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Zimbabwe: Local government minister and South Africa’s opposition leader Julius Malema plot to overthrow Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s top aide and government minister has shrugged off charges he is working together with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to topple the Zanu-PF strongman.   State media on Sunday alleged that Saviour Kasukuwere, the Zanu-PF political commissar, who doubled as the local government minister, was plotting with Malema to stage a coup against ...

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Egypt: Headless bodies of a father and his two sons kidnapped by ISIS found lying in the street

The decapitated bodies of a father and his two sons recently kidnapped by Islamic militants were found on Saturday lying in the street in the northern Sinai town of Rafah, according to security officials and witnesses — the latest grotesque act of brutality in the country’s long-running insurgency.   They said the mother of the two siblings was killed last ...

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Zimbabwe: You belong in a nursing home or a cemetery and nobody should be arrested for saying so – Opposition tells Mugabe

A daring member of parliament from Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly said that President Robert Mugabe, 93, has “outlived his usefulness”, adding that nobody should be arrested for saying so.   According to New Zimbabwe, the MP, James Maridadi, said: “At that age, and it is not a slip of the tongue that people at ...

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South Sudan: Another civil war looms as new rebel group challenge President Salva Kiir for of waging a tribal war

A former general in South Sudan’s army said he commands a new rebel movement of at least 30 000 fighters that will seek to overthrow President Salva Kiir, threatening to deepen the three-year civil war in Africa’s newest nation.   Thomas Cirillo, a former lieutenant general, resigned as deputy chief for logistics in South Sudan’s army in February, accusing Kiir ...

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U.S. soldier shot dead by Al – Shabaab militants in Somalia

  A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during a Somali-led mission against the al-Shabaab militant group, military officials have said.   The U.S. Africa Command said the service member died last Thursday while U.S. forces were advising and assisting a Somali National Army operation about 40 miles (60 km) west of Mogadishu near Barii, Somalia.   “U.S. ...

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Somalia: Lawmaker and minister for public works shot dead by police [LOOK]

Officials say Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu, after mistaking him for an Islamist militant. Mogadishu mayoral spokesman, Abdifatah Halane, said the minister, Abbas Siraji, who was also a lawmaker and youngest minister in the executive cabinet of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, was killed “by mistake”.   “They opened ...

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Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa – President Mugabe

Mugabe said America had to go on its knees to China to save some of its companies Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa, after South Africa, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said.   Mugabe made a surprise appearance on a morning panel on fragile states at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban on Thursday. He ...

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3 Egyptian policemen killed, 5 injured by gunmen during attack on police convoy

Unidentified gunmen attacked an Egyptian police convoy near the main ring road around Cairo, killing three officers and wounding five others, the interior ministry said early on Tuesday.   “Armed elements riding in two vehicles approached a moving security convoy” around 11:45 pm Monday, the ministry said in a statement.   The convoy was crossing a roundabout that intersects with ...

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DR Congo: Beheading of electoral official by rebels has voter registration postponed indefinitely

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday it had indefinitely postponed voter registration in two provinces of its troubled central Kasai region after the brutal killing of an electoral official.   On April 3, Philippe Iyidimbe, of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), “was decapitated by militias of chief Kamwina Nsapu in Ndekesha”, in central DRC, the CENI said ...

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Tanzania:  9,932 Government workers sacked by President Magufuli over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli last Friday dismissed 9,932 civil servants who were found using fake educational certificates to work. Magufuli made the announcement on state television after receiving a report on public servants’ certificates verification. He said salaries of 9,000 plus employees for this month should be withheld after an investigative task force found that 9,932 government workers presented fake ...

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