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Protesters Killed As Anti-Government Demos Erupt In DRC

Protesters Killed As Anti-Government Demos Erupt In DRC

At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. The protest, attended by thousands of people, came at a time of growing local and foreign pressure on President Joseph Kabila to step down when his term of office ends in December. The opposition accuses […]

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Be Patient With FG, Kogi Governor Appeals to Nigerians

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari as he grapples with the challenges of managing an economy in recession. This was just as he assured that over 100,000 youths and women would be empowered through programmes lined up by the state government. Addressing the people […]

Violence in South Sudan Orchestrated By Government, UN Report Reveals

Violence in South Sudan Orchestrated By Government, UN Report Reveals

A confidential UN report says deadly fighting in South Sudan in July was directed by the highest levels of government, and that leaders are intent on a military solution that has escalated the conflict from a “primarily political to tribal war”. The UN report obtained by the Associated Press says President Salva Kiir and Paul […]

#OccupyLuthuliHouse Shows South Africa’s ANC Is Turning On Itself

#OccupyLuthuliHouse Shows South Africa’s ANC Is Turning On Itself

Marching on the headquarters of the African National Congress has a long and sometimes terrible history. In 1994, the year Nelson Mandela was elected, supporters of the rival Inkatha Freedom party marched on the ANC HQ, then at Shell House. Nineteen people were killed after guards opened fire. Other more recent protests have ended in […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel has suffered a sobering defeat in regional elections in her constituency of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) coming third behind the Social Democrats (SPD) and the rightwing populists Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Projections late on Sunday night saw the centre-left SPD on 30.5%, the anti-immigration AfD on 20.9%, and the chancellor’s […]

Gabon Opposition Leader Says Attack On HQ Kills Two People

Gabon Opposition Leader Says Attack On HQ Kills Two People

Gabon’s opposition leader said two people were killed and 19 injured when security forces attacked his headquarters after the incumbent president, Ali Bongo, was declared the winner of contested polls. Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of the capital, Libreville, accusing the government of stealing the election after Bongo won a second term […]

Clinton Leads Trump By Eight Points: Reuters/Lpsos Poll

Clinton Leads Trump By Eight Points: Reuters/Lpsos Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent […]

Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday his inauguration would be delayed until a court rules on a challenge from his main election rival who said the vote was rigged. Results on Monday showed Lungu narrowly won re-election in Africa’s second-largest copper producer which is suffering an economic slump due to depressed commodity prices. But […]

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia’s president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, with the result rejected by the country’s main opposition party. The commission said Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front party, had received 1,860,877 votes while his closest challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), received 1,760,347. For the first […]

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

Clinton Happily Yields National Spotlight To Trump, Avoids Its Glare

If you haven’t heard a lot about what Hillary Clinton thinks of a string of controversial comments by Donald Trump that have generated round-the-clock coverage on cable news broadcasts, there is a reason – it’s by design. Since becoming the Democratic nominee last month, Clinton has been touring toy manufacturers, visiting tie makers and dropping […]