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Kabila silent on plans for third term

Posted by admin on September 30, 2014

Kabila silent on plans for third term

Will President Joseph Kabila seek a third term in office come 2016?

Court suspends Malema trial over corruption

Posted by admin on September 30, 2014

Court suspends Malema trial over corruption

A South African court Tuesday suspended the corruption trial of firebrand politician Julius Malema, pushing the high-profile case against the self-appointed graft buster back by nearly a year.

Ebola-wracked Liberia staring into the abyss

Posted by admin on September 30, 2014

Ebola-wracked Liberia staring into the abyss

With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

Ugandan gay bar offers respite for group that has been marginalised

Posted by admin on September 30, 2014

Ugandan gay bar offers respite for group that has been marginalised

Just as he attends church on Sunday morning, there’s another sacred place Nick, a 23-year-old Kampala stylist, flocks to every Sunday night.

Secret lives: An evening in a Ugandan gay bar

Posted by admin on September 30, 2014

Secret lives: An evening in a Ugandan gay bar

On Sunday the venue becomes a haven for Uganda’s gay community who meet here to drink, dance and more

Senegal leader endorses five-year president term

Posted by admin on September 29, 2014

Senegal leader endorses five-year president term

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has finally endorsed the five-year presidential mandate as enshrined in the amended 2007 constitution during the regime of his immediate predecessor.

Ivorian ‘rape, murder’ case opens

Posted by admin on September 29, 2014

Ivorian ‘rape, murder’ case opens

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Cote d’Ivoire’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis in 2010-11, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday.

African Catholics say ‘Amen’ with rhythm as Gabonese renew faith

Posted by admin on September 29, 2014

African Catholics say ‘Amen’ with rhythm as Gabonese renew faith

Is anybody here baptised?” cries the preacher. “Amen!” roars back his flock as it sways to a hypnotic drum beat, part of a push by African Catholics to win back believers seduced away by the fast-growing Evangelical movement.

Another doctor exposed to Ebola treated in US

Posted by admin on September 29, 2014

Another doctor exposed to Ebola treated in US

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a clinic of the National Institutes of Health outside Washington.

ICC to decide fate of Ivorian ex-youth minister Charles Ble Goude

Posted by admin on September 29, 2014

ICC to decide fate of Ivorian ex-youth minister Charles Ble Goude

International Criminal Court judges begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.