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  • Mozambique polls: opposition accuses Nyusi’s party of ‘massive fraud’
    by editorial@africanews.com (Daniel Mumbere) on 2019-10-21 at 08:10

    Mozambicans took to the polls on Tuesday taking part in presidential, provincial and legislative elections, pitting the two main parties, Frelimo and Renamo against each other. In this article, we highlight the election issues, presidential candidates, electoral guidelines and the process from voting to announcement of official results. Renamo wants elections results cancelled Opposition rejects results Frelimo, Nyusi gain early lead US expresses concern over credibility of polls […]

  • Haitians pile pressure on President Moïse to resign
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-21 at 07:56

    Hundreds of Haitians took to the street of Port-au-Prince Sunday, piling pressure on President Jovenel Moïse to resign. The protesters gathered in the Champ de Mars, the largest plaza in front of the National palace, singing and chanting ‘‘Moïse leave!”. “[SPEAKING TO PRESIDENT MOISE] If you have a little bit of morality, a little bit of nationalism, if you have a little bit of love for the country, then please, hand over the keys. Because the people […]

  • South Sudan’s Riek Machar says he’s likely out of unity gov’t deal
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-21 at 07:11

    South Sudan’s main opposition leader Riek Machar said Sunday he will likely not be a part of a unity government in November. Machar revealed this to a visiting UN Security Council delegation, thus dashing hopes of progress on peace process. “We want to do this right, we want to do it right. So if we are not there on the 12th as President Salva (Kiir) had threatened that he will form the government on the 12th, I ask my colleagues here do not blame us. We have a volatile […]

  • African presidents resist term limits: Guinea, Burundi, Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-21 at 06:00

    Guinea’s president Alpha Conde has become the latest African head of state to seek an extension his legal mandate, a move that fuelled protests in the country this week. If Conde tries to run for a third term in 2020, he would be copying from an established playbook in Africa, where incumbent presidents have sought, often successfully, to remain in power by massaging, bending or outright breaking laws often meant to ensure democratic handovers of power. Below are details on how some […]

  • The Malawian radio programme that promotes women’s issues
    on 2019-10-21 at 00:33

    ‘Women’s Time’ is a radio programme changing the lives of women in Malawi.

  • Sudan’s lost Jewish community – in pictures
    on 2019-10-20 at 23:53

    A recent call from Sudan that Jewish people could return shines a light on a once thriving community.

  • Ronaldo Vieira: Sampdoria midfielder racially abused by Roma fans
    on 2019-10-20 at 18:39

    Sampdoria and England Under-21s midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was the target of monkey chants from Roma fans in their 0-0 draw in Serie A.

  • Rugby World Cup: South Africa march into Semi final after beating Japan
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-20 at 16:50

    In what was a first World Cup quarter-final for the Japanese, neither an entire nation seemingly now besotted by rugby, nor a raucous 50,000 crowd packed into Tokyo Stadium, could carry the hosts to victory. “Test match rugby is all about creating opportunities and capitalising, but unfortunately they kept us out and with their set-piece… they played well,” Japan skipper Michael Leitch said. “Credit to them.” It was always going to be an enormous ask for Japan […]

  • ‘Soul-destroying’ – Haringey chairman on Yeovil abandonment amid racial abuse
    on 2019-10-20 at 16:31

    With a police investigation under way, Haringey chairman Aki Achillea describes the abandonment of their FA Cup match against Yeovil amid reports of racial abuse by fans as ‘soul-destroying’.

  • South Africa end Japan’s Rugby World Cup run
    on 2019-10-20 at 13:59

    South Africa end Japan’s dream World Cup run to reach the semi-finals with a bruising win against the hosts.

  • Togo’s main opposition party chooses leader as 2020 flagbearer
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-20 at 12:48

    The main opposition party in Togo has validated its leader, Jean Pierre Fabre as a candidate for the presidential election scheduled for early 2020. His confirmation was held at a congress by his National Alliance for Change party on Saturday. “I accept to be the standard-bearer to achieve an alternative with you and real change”, he said. For the main opponent of the current regime, it is important that Togolese fight “for reforms aimed at improving the electoral […]

  • Thirty mummies in wooden coffins found in Egypt
    on 2019-10-20 at 11:46

    In the largest haul of its kind in more than a century, 30 mummies have been unearthed in Egypt.

  • Does Zimbabwe have forced labour in its diamond mines?
    on 2019-10-19 at 23:32

    The US government has banned the import of rough diamonds, but Zimbabwe says the claims are unfounded.

  • Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks
    on 2019-10-19 at 23:24

    Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.

  • Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei: School dropout, mother of twins and world record-holder
    on 2019-10-19 at 23:16

    Women’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says her difficult childhood keeps her on track.

  • Meet the student who has created African emojis
    on 2019-10-19 at 23:00

    Emoji obsessed? Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has made over 350 emojis with African cultural references.

  • Five killed in twin attacks on Burkina Faso government forces
    by NEWS WIRES on 2019-10-19 at 17:29

    Four soldiers and a police officer were killed and 11 more injured in twin attacks early Saturday in the north of Burkina Faso, the army said in a statement.

  • Former Equatorial Guinea army chief jailed 18 years
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 15:50

    A military court sentenced former Equatorial Guinea Chief of Staff Ruslan Hermes Nguema Oyana to 18 years in prison on Friday for embezzlement of public funds, the country’s military sources reported on Saturday. Colonel Oyana was also ordered to reimburse the 38 million CFA francs (about 58,000 euros) embezzled, the same sources noted, confirming information broadcast on state television. After two months in command of the army, Colonel Oyana was dismissed by a presidential decree […]

  • Renamo calls for Mozambique elections to be cancelled
    on 2019-10-19 at 13:57

    The poll was marred by violence and fraud, says the main opposition party, Renamo.

  • Mozambique’s Renamo wants election results cancelled
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 12:00

    Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo on Saturday accused the government of violating a recent peace agreement by using “violence” during the general elections this week and called for the election to be cancelled. “The ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) (…) has violated the cessation of hostilities agreement, which states that violence and intimidation must not be used in pursuit of political objectives,” writes the Mozambique National […]

  • Riek Machar visits South Sudan to save peace deal
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 10:30

    South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar ON Saturday arrived in Juba to try and save the fragile peace agreement as the mid-November deadline for forming a government with President Salva Kiir approaches. The two men “will meet behind closed doors at the presidential palace today,” said a spokesman for Machar’s SPLM-IO party, Manawa Peter Gatkuot, after the rebel leader arrived. South Sudan plunged into civil war in December 2013, two years after its independence from […]

  • Malian army repels 50 jihadists in counter-offensive
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 10:19

    Mali’s army on Friday evening “neutralized” about 50 enemies in a counter-offensive launched after the deadly attacks by jihadists earlier this month in the center of the country. The army is still looking for 27 soldiers missing since the double jihadist attack of September 30 and October 1 in Boulkessy and Mondoro. The attacks resulted in the most casualties the Malian army has suffered in years. Two civilians were killed in Mondoro, 38 soldiers died and 17 were wounded […]

  • Guinea’s prosecutor asks for five year jail term for protest leaders
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 08:30

    Guinea’s public prosecutor on Friday requested before a court in Conakry the maximum penalty of five years in prison for the main protest leaders against a possible third term bid of President Alpha Condé. The court will issue its judgment next Tuesday. In a court under high police protection and full of people, Prosecutor Sidy Souleymane Ndiaye requested the same five-year prison sentence against seven of the eight defendants, with a fine of two million Guinean francs each […]

  • UN urges Egypt to release detained blogger
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 08:00

    The U.N. human rights office called on Egypt on Friday to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody who are among nearly 2,000 people detained since street protests began a month ago. Officials at the interior ministry were not immediately available for comment. The state prosecutor’s office said in late September that it had questioned a number not exceeding 1,000 suspects who took part in the demonstrations. “Unfortunately such arrests are […]

  • At least 28 killed in heavy rains in northeastern Ghana
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 07:30

    At least 28 people have died as a result of heavy rains that have been raining for a week in northeastern Ghana, rescue services told AFP on Friday. “We have so far counted 28 dead. About 640 people in six communities had to leave their homes, we relocated them,” said George Ayisi, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO). “About 286 houses collapsed as a result of the disaster, making life difficult for the population (…). Most of the […]

  • Catalan calls for international support [International Edition]
    by editorial@africanews.com on 2019-10-19 at 05:10

    The jailing of nine Catalan separatists by Spain’s Supreme Court for their part in the region’s 2017 independence bid has ignited a backlash of anger across Catalonia. Meanwhile, Britain and the European Union have a struck a new Brexit deal after days of intense back-and-forth negotiations. Also, Turkey vows to press on with an offensive in northern Syria until its mission to create a safe zone is complete. Stay tuned as we will have reports on this and other stories as we […]

  • Being a swing in The Lion King
    on 2019-10-18 at 23:40

    Swing Debôrah Godchaser takes us behind the scenes as the show celebrates 20 years in London’s West End.

  • Nigeria’s Buhari saga: The fake wedding, the president and the family feud
    on 2019-10-18 at 23:19

    Recent events involving Nigeria’s President Buhari and his wife hint at tensions in the presidential villa.

  • Females IN: The women’s group inspired by the Chibok girls
    on 2019-10-18 at 23:07

    Women discuss issues from domestic violence to career advice in the million-strong Facebook group.

  • Boeing staff texted about 737 Max issue in 2016
    on 2019-10-18 at 19:36

    A pilot allegedly wrote that he had “unknowingly” lied to regulators during tests of the 737 Max.

  • Mohamed Ramadan: Egypt star in cockpit gets pilot banned for life
    on 2019-10-18 at 18:56

    Egypt bans a pilot for life for allowing actor Mohamed Ramadan to sit in the cockpit during a flight.

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