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Zimbabwe declares holiday on Mugabe’s birthday

Zimbabwe has declared President Robert Mugabe’s birthday on February 21 a national holiday, a state daily reported on Saturday, honoring the veteran politician in power since 1980 who opponents accuse of brutal repression and devastating the economy. The declaration of the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day came after lobbying by the ruling Zanu-PF …

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Two killed in Togo protests against ruling dynasty

Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said. President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power in the West African country since the death in 2005 of his …

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(BREAKING)Nigeria: President Buhari Returns from London after Many Days

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President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Nigeria Saturday, after nearly four months in the United Kingdom where he received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment. The Nigerian Airforce plane carrying Mr. Buhari landed at the Abuja international airport at exactly 4.36 p.m. Nigerian time. Dozens of state officials were at the airport …

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Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers

Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368kg of ivory tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants. Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe says the tusks are from elephants killed between 2012 and 2014. A special task force made the seizures at two homes in the Dar es Salaam …

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Schoolgirl, 15, collapses and dies after boss “forces her to do 100 squats” as punishment for being late to work

A 15-year-old girl, who lied about her age in order to work, died days after her boss forced her to do 100 squats as punishment for being late to work. The schoolgirl, whose surname is Wu, quit her studies and faked her age to get a job because she needed to …

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Al-Shabaab militants behead three, burn houses in fresh attacks – Kenya

Somali Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab reportedly beheaded three people and burnt several houses in fresh overnight attacks in Kenya’s coastal region of Lamu. The Kenyan Coast Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng confirmed the attack today saying security officers are pursuing the attackers saying ‘we have launched investigation into the attack at Maleli …

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