AFRICA

Police detain leading Zimbabwe activist after protests

Police detain leading Zimbabwe activist after protests

January 16, 2019 3:06 pm

Harare: Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was detained by police on Wednesday, news agency AFP reporters witnessed, when he was taken away from his house in the capital Harare. Armed police had been at Mawarire’s property for more than two hours before he was driven away in a pick-up truck as security forces crack down after anti-government protests. “Armed […]

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Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

January 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Khartoum: A group organising anti-government protests across Sudan vowed to stage new demonstrations on Sunday, including for the first time in the war-torn region of Darfur. Protests that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide anti-government rallies, with demonstrators calling for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Authorities say at […]

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Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe, court hears

Suitcase full of cash stolen from Mugabe, court hears

January 10, 2019 9:40 pm

Harare: A suitcase containing USD 150,000 in cash was stolen from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, a court in Harare has heard, with the suspected thieves spending the money on cars, houses and farm animals. The three accused — which include Constancia Mugabe, 50, a relative of the president — appeared before Chinhoyi magistrates court on Wednesday, state media reported. Constancia Mugabe had keys […]

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2 police, 2 civilians killed in DR Congo vote result protest

January 10, 2019 9:00 pm

Kikwit: Two police and two civilians were killed in the western DR Congo city of Kikwit Thursday when police intervened to end protests over the outcome of presidential elections, security forces said. “In the operation to restore public order today in Kikwit, two policemen and two civilian were killed. We also recorded 10 wounded,” city police chief General Dieudonne Mutepeke told […]

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Police Man, 20, charged with capital murder in girl's death

Police: Man, 20, charged with capital murder in girl’s death

January 6, 2019 4:32 pm

Houston: Authorities in Texas have charged a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl who was killed while riding in a vehicle with her family. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced early Sunday that Eric Black Jr. was charged with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes. Investigators identified Black as a suspect after receiving a tip, […]

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Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

January 3, 2019 9:55 am

Niamey: Niger’s army killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants near the southeast border with Nigeria in days of land and air raids, the defence ministry said Wednesday. More than 200 jihadists were killed in air strikes and a further 87 by ground troops since the offensive began on December 28, the ministry said in […]

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Egypt kills 40 'terrorists' in crackdown after Giza attack

Egypt kills 40 ‘terrorists’ in crackdown after Giza attack

December 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Giza (Egypt): Egyptian police killed 40 alleged “terrorists” in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. The suspects were killed in separate raids in Giza governorate, home to Egypt’s famed pyramids and the scene of Friday’s deadly bombing, and […]

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Egypt police kill 40 'terrorists' after Giza bus attack: ministry

Egypt police kill 40 ‘terrorists’ after Giza bus attack: ministry

December 29, 2018 4:20 pm

Cairo: Egyptian police killed 40 “terrorists” in separate raids early Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids killed three Vietnamese tourists and their guide, the interior ministry said. Two raids in the Giza governorate killed 30 “terrorists”, while the remaining 10 were killed in the restive North Sinai, the ministry said […]

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Woman falls from terrace after monkey attack, dies

Egypt jails woman for 3 years for ‘harassing’ monkey

December 28, 2018 9:14 pm

Cairo: An Egyptian court has sentenced a 25-year-old woman to three years in prison for “sexually harassing” a monkey in the country’s north, state daily Al-Ahram reported Friday. A court in Mansoura city charged Basma Ahmed with “inciting debauchery” and “committing an obscene act in public”, a judicial source told the newspaper. She was arrested in October after a 90-second video […]

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'India's defence export may cross Rs 10-K cr by end of FY19'

Militia chief in DR Congo blamed for multiple rapes arrested

December 28, 2018 8:43 pm

Bukavu (DR Congo): A notorious DR Congo militia chief whose men have been accused of systematic rapes has been arrested, the army said on Friday. Isaac Chirambiza was seized on Tuesday with three of his men in a military operation in South Kivu province, regional spokesman Captain Dieudonne Kasereka told to news agency AFP. One soldier died in the operation, which unfolded in a forest, he said. Chirambiza’s militia is […]

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