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Togo: President requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

Togolese president, Faure Gnassingbe, has requested the cancellation of an Israeli-Africa summit scheduled for next month in the West African country, says report. The country has recently been hit by anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the president and an immediate end to the Gnassingbe ruling dynasty which goes back to …

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In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech allegations

Kenyan police detained a lawmaker from the ruling party and a former opposition senator on Monday over allegations of hate speech, a spokesman for the interior ministry said. Reported instance of hate speech have risen sharply since Sept. 1, when the Supreme Court annulled the results of last month’s presidential …

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Leave office or office will leave you, Obasanjo tells veteran African leaders

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised long serving African leaders to leave office because if they did not, ‘office will leave them.’ According to him, a reason why most of such leaders stay on was because they had fears. He added that they were, however, becoming a rare …

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Rwanda: Police rearrests female critic of Kagame, her mom and sister

Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has been rearrested by the police days after she was released. A relatives confirmed the reports that the 35-year-old, her mother, Adeline and sister, Anne were picked up on Friday morning at their home in the capital, Kigali. Police on Monday …

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Angola’s Dos Santos Awards Mass Promotions Within Police Corps

With two weeks to the end of his 38 years in charge of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos has made massive promotions in the country’s police force. According to reports, the outgoing president has promoted over 160 senior police officers to a higher rank, “a move that is likely to allow …

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South Africa: Julius Malema overcomes ‘challenge’, gets second BA degree

South African opposition firebrand Julius Malema has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Philosophy by the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria. This is his second first degree after graduating from the same university last year with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African …

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