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President declares Malawi election ‘null and void’

Posted by admin on May 24, 2014

President declares Malawi election ‘null and void’

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda on Saturday declared this week’s chaotic election “null and void” and called for a fresh vote, throwing the impoverished nation into crisis.

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire deal: AU

Posted by admin on May 24, 2014

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire deal: AU

The Mali government signed a ceasefire deal with three rebel groups in the northern desert Friday, the African Union’s negotiator announced.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis commander gunned down in ambush

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis commander gunned down in ambush

A top Egyptian jihadist has been killed, security officials said on Friday, ahead of next week’s election expected to sweep ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi into the presidency

UN blacklists Boko Haram as terror group

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

UN blacklists Boko Haram as terror group

The United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram, blacklisting it as an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organisation.

Congolese warlord Katanga gets 12 years

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

Congolese warlord Katanga gets 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain “Simba” Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a “particularly cruel” village massacre in 2003.

Malawi court rejects Banda’s bid to halt results release

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

Malawi court rejects Banda’s bid to halt results release

Malawi’s high court has thrown out President Joyce Banda’s application to block the release of election results, three days after the chaotic vote began.

Mugabe back home after check-up in Singapore

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

Mugabe back home after check-up in Singapore

His spokesperson George Charamba revealed that President Mugabe will again travel to South Africa to attend the swearing in of President Jacob Zuma on Saturday.

ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a “particularly cruel” 2003 village massacre.

Mali in crisis as rebels take control of northern towns

Posted by admin on May 23, 2014

Mali in crisis as rebels take control of northern towns

Mali was in crisis Friday after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists, in a humiliating defeat that forced the government to call for an “immediate ceasefire”.

Video sparks fresh Mugabe illness speculation

Posted by admin on May 22, 2014

Video sparks fresh Mugabe illness speculation

A video of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe reportedly entering a top Singapore hospital has sparked fresh speculation about the 90-year-old leader’s health.