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Mugabe says ‘friendly’ China vows to offer help

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Mugabe says ‘friendly’ China vows to offer help

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said on Sunday Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country’s ailing economy “to the best of its ability”.

Lesotho hit by crisis over bid to kill general

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Lesotho hit by crisis over bid to kill general

The attempted assassination of a top military commander plunged Lesotho into further turmoil on Sunday, following an apparent coup that forced the prime minister to flee to neighbouring South Africa.

Boko Haram kill scores in captured Nigeria town

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Boko Haram kill scores in captured Nigeria town

Boko Haram gunmen have killed scores of residents in a Nigerian town on the border with Cameroon that they captured in recent raids, witnesses told AFP on Saturday.

Al-Shabaab in car bomb, gun attack on Somali intelligence headquarters

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Al-Shabaab in car bomb, gun attack on Somali intelligence headquarters

Somalia’s Al-Shabaab rebels carried out a car bomb and gun attack against an intelligence headquarters in central Mogadishu on Sunday, leaving at least seven militants and five others dead.

Widow of Nigeria’s sixth Ebola victim also has virus, says state

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Widow of Nigeria’s sixth Ebola victim also has virus, says state

The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria’s oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government said on Sunday.

Al-Shabaab in car bomb, gun attack on Somalia intelligence headquarters in Mogadishu

Posted by admin on August 31, 2014

Al-Shabaab in car bomb, gun attack on Somalia intelligence headquarters in Mogadishu

Police and witnesses said a car bomb was detonated outside the National Intelligence Centre and was followed by a raid by gunmen.

Lesotho PM claims coup and flees to South Africa

Posted by admin on August 30, 2014

Lesotho PM claims coup and flees to South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane claimed on Saturday he fled in fear of his life after soldiers seized power in a coup, despite the military denying it overthrew the tiny mountain kingdom’s government.

Morocco won’t shun Ebola zone

Posted by admin on August 30, 2014

Morocco won’t shun Ebola zone

Morocco, the last country to maintain regular scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations after Air France halted departures, is carrying on through “solidarity”, an airline official has said.

AU forces take former Al-Shabaab stronghold

Posted by admin on August 30, 2014

AU forces take former Al-Shabaab stronghold

African Union forces claimed they liberated a former Al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters.

Campaigns and intrigues intensify as Mozambique, Botswana polls loom

Posted by admin on August 30, 2014

Campaigns and intrigues intensify as Mozambique, Botswana polls loom

After a rather lengthy hiatus on the African polling scene, a new period of frantic political activity is picking pace in Southern Africa, where national elections are looming in Mozambique and Botswana.