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Slavery in Mauritania! Government torture anti – slavery activists

Mauritanian anti-slavery activists jailed last month have been tortured in detention and transferred to a remote desert location in an “intensification of repression” by the state, a leading campaigner said.   The West African nation in August jailed 13 members of the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) for up to 15 years for their role in June protests by ...

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Sudanese government unleash chemical weapons on civilians

Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.   More than 30 such attacks are believed to have been carried out on several villages as part of a massive military campaign against rebels in Darfur’s Jebel Marra between ...

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Ali Bongo sworn in as President of Gabon for another seven-year term

Bongo takes oath of office despite criticism from the opposition and members of the international community. Ali Bongo has been sworn in as Gabon’s president for a second seven-year term, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.   “I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the ...

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30% of Malawi Police Officers are HIV positive!

A call for behavioural change within the ranks of Malawi’s police force has been made following revelations that over 30% of the southern Africa country’s police force are HIV positive.   According to Nyasa Times, Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama urged officers to be more careful with their sexual practices as many had contracted HIV through reckless behaviour.   ...

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TENSION! Cash withdrawals and Panic buying, as Ali Bongo prepares to be sworn in

Gabonese people have rushed to withdraw money from cash points and banks throughout the capital Libreville, as many feared the country could plunge into chaos following disputed elections.   According to BBC, fears had risen that political instability might occur as a result of the disputed presidential election between President Ali Bongo and opposition leader, Jean Ping.   Some people ...

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Ethiopian maid beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities have executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry noted in a statement that the execution was carried out after the death sentence was endorsed by the king. Meanwhile, the convict had confessed having knifed to death the six-year-old girl in June 2013, ...

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Boko Haram kills 4 Chadian troops in attack

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four Chadian soldiers in a cross-border raid in the volatile Lake Chad region, a security source told AFP on Sunday. Boko Haram, which wants to establish a caliphate in northern Nigeria, has been waging an insurgency since 2009. “Around 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Saturday night, Boko Haram members attacked the Djoroye border post near ...

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Millions of dollars lost as MMM crashes in Zimbabwe

Lots of Zimbabweans are in a financial trauma as you read this, all thanks to the popular Ponzi scheme called MMM. Thousands of people living in Zimbabwe, among them civil servants, vendors and more, were said to have lost thousands of dollars to fraudulent online pyramid scheme MMM Global Zimbabwe after the system collapsed recently. Sergey Panteleevich Mavrodi is a ...

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Malawi: Joyce Banda wants me dead! – President Mutharika

I survived five assassination attempts says Malawi’s Mutharika Joyce Banda wanted to kill me! Malawian leader Peter Mutharika has reportedly claimed that former president Joyce Banda and her People’s Party (PP) government wanted to kill him during the time when he was in the opposition. President Arthur Peter Mutharika According to Malawi24, Mutharika made the claims in New York last ...

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Mugabe: AU will align with Russia and China if Not Given Permanent UN Seat

Zimbabwe’s president said Saturday that the African Union was planning to form a splinter group with countries such as Russia, China and India if the U.N. Security Council did not include members of his continent next year.   President Robert Mugabe said the African Union was still concerned that it had no permanent seats on the Security Council.   Upon ...

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