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Uganda: President’s son loses army post after Twitter spree

– Advertisement – The Ugandan president’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has lost his position as the commander of the country’s land forces after going on a twitter spree on Monday. On Monday, Gen Kainerugaba tweeted that it would take him and his army just two weeks to take over Kenya’s capital Nairobi. He then said on Tuesday morning that he had… Read More
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Kenya gives green light for cultivation of GM crops

– Advertisement – The Kenyan government has given the green light for the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds. The decision ends a decade-long ban that had been imposed due to health fears. It comes as the country is experiencing a devastating drought – the worst drought in 40 years which has left millions facing hunger.… Read More
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Burkina Faso’s ousted military ruler flees to Togo

– Advertisement – Burkina Faso’s ousted military leader, Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba has reportedly fled to neighbouring Togo after stepping down. Damiba seized power in January this year from a democratically elected president Roch Kaboré, saying he had failed to deal with growing militant Islamist violence. But factions within his own military toppled him last month accusing him of doing… Read More
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Heavy gunfire heard in Burkina Faso’s capital

– – There are reports of heavy gunfire from the main military camp and some residential areas in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday. A large blast was also heard near the presidential palace as soldiers were deployed onto the street leading to the presidential palace. It was not clear yet if this latest gunfire was a coup attempt but there… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

Trevor Noah to step down as The Daily Show host

– – South African Comedian Trevor Noah has said he is standing down as host of The Daily Show. Noah said he was “filled with gratitude for the journey” but that there was “another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring”. The 38-year-old has been the host of the satirical news and talk show since 2015… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwean author Dangarembga convicted over placard protest

Renowned Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been convicted of inciting violence after carrying a placard that called for political reform. She paid a fine of about $110 to avoid serving a three-month jail term. She was convicted along with a friend Julie Barnes. The two women had walked along a road in the capital, Harare, two years ago, holding placards… Read More
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Burkina Faso: 50 civilians missing after deadly attack by fighters

– – At least 11 soldiers have been killed and 50 civilians reported missing after armed fighters attacked a military convoy. The 150-vehicle military-escorted convoy was taking supplies to a northern town. In a statement , the government said the assault took place in the commune of Gaskinde in Soum province, where armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and the ISIL… Read More
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Nigeria: Police officers face dismissal and prosecution for torture

– – A number of police officers in Nigeria are facing dismissal and prosecution for illegal detentions and torture. A panel set up by Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission has recommended the dismissal and prosecution of the police officers for torture, extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions. The committee, set up in the wake of mass street protests against police brutality… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s President Akufo Addo booed at international musical event

– – Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo was booed by disenchanted Ghanaians when he mounted the stage to address the Global Citizen Festival hosted in the West African country. President Akufo Addo walked on stage to deliver a speech on Saturday only to meet many of the revellers chanting for him to leave the stage. A section of the crowd… Read More