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Chad's Hissene Habre jailed for crimes against humanity

A special court in Senegal has sentenced former Chadian military ruler Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery. The verdict on Monday caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former leader to justice in Senegal,...

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Has the Nigerian president delivered on his promises?

A year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements is how Muhammadu Buhari describes his first year in office. In an anniversary speech on Sunday, the Nigerian president promised to boost the economy, eliminate corruption, improve infrastructure and defeat Boko Haram. These promises are similar to the pledges made in his...

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India makes arrests after spate of attacks on Africans

At least five Indians accused of assaulting Africans in New Delhi have been arrested after African diplomats urged the Indian government to ensure the safety of their nationals living in the country. India’s Interior Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday condemned the attacks and asked the city police to take strict...

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali convoy ambush

At least five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in central Mali, the UN has said. A convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission, whose acronym is MINUSMA, was ambushed on Sunday mid-morning some 30km west of the town of Sevare in Mopti region. “According to preliminary information, five...

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Nigeria: One year on, has Buhari lived up to promises?

It’s been one year since Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy. Before coming to power, the former general had promised a wide range of reforms, including tackling unemployment, fighting corruption and improving the economy of his energy-rich nation hit by...

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Rare success story of wildlife protection in Kenya

Lewa Downs, Kenya – Few thought it would work. Even the experts said no chance. But 24 hours after the road underpass opened, the bull elephant slowly stepped through and re-established safe passage on an ancient trail.  Reaching high into the clouds, Mount Kenya is a waypoint on the elephant’s...

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Armed group blows up major pipeline in Nigeria

For the third time in a week, an armed group has attacked a major pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta region, two officials have said, hours after the Niger Delta Avengers group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have been sabotaging Nigeria’s oil infrastructure for months in bombings...

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S Africa broadcaster SABC condemned for 'censorship'

Freedom of expression groups and opposition parties have condemned the South African state broadcaster’s (SABC) decision to stop showing violent anti-government protests, claiming the move disregarded the right to dissent in the country. The SABC said on Thursday it will stop showing violent anti-government protests flaring up around the country, in a bid to...

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