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17 Deaths Reported In Congo As Ebola Outbreak Confirmed

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Officials said 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola.   It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there […]

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257 Dead In Algeria Military Plane Crash

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

At least 257 people have died after a military plane crashed in northern Algeria, the defence ministry says. The incident happened shortly after the aircraft took off from Boufarik military airport near the capital Algiers in the morning. Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, according to the defence ministry. Ten crew […]

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BREAKING: Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says.   Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.   The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle […]

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Doctor Performs Brain Surgery On Wrong Patient In Kenya

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

The doctor, a neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday. The hospital said the surgeon, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, had been suspended pending an investigation into the operation “on the wrong patient”. The scandal, […]

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South Africa Explores Constitutional Change To Allow Land Seizures

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

South Africa’s parliament voted Tuesday to examine how to amend the constitution to allow land seizures without compensation, a move that resonates deeply in a nation where the white minority still controls much of the farmland.   But the strongest proponent of the motion immediately sought to reassure the nation that nothing too drastic would […]

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Ethiopian Jews Threaten Mass Hunger Strike Over Israel Move

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Representatives for thousands of Ethiopian Jews announced Wednesday they will stage a mass hunger strike if Israel eliminates funding to allow them to join their families in that country.   Hundreds gathered at a synagogue in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to express concern that Israel’s proposed budget removes the funding to help them immigrate to […]

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Breaking: Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Election

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Africa, Headlines  /  No Comments

Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia’s presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday. Weah will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month in what will be Liberia’s first democratic transition since […]

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Liberians Still Waiting For Presidential Election Results

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

Liberians are waiting to find out who will be their next president as officials continued to tally votes from the West African nation’s runoff election. Former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after two terms, the maximum allowed under Liberia’s […]

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Cameroon To Deport US-Based Author Patrice Nganang

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

A judge in Cameroon has ordered the release of a US-based author and academic who was detained for allegedly threatening President Paul Biya’s life. The judge ruled that Patrice Nganang should be expelled from the central African state, his lawyer said. No official reason was given for the decision to free the US citizen. Mr […]

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Nigerien Stabs Two Journalists In Gabon Over US Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Africa  /  No Comments

A Nigerien man stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon, allegedly saying it was a revenge attack against the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The assailant wounded the reporters for the National Geographic channel at a market popular with tourists in Libreville, the capital of the central African country, according to the Gabon […]

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