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12 people feared dead as boat capsizes in Uganda

The boat, overloaded with fish and timber, was carrying 18 people when it overturned Monday morning on Lake Albert in the country’s north-west due to strong winds, police spokesman Julius Hakiiza told dpa.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan premier talks of peace on maiden trip to Darfur

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian premier defends response to ethnic clashes

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks on fifty soldiers in Mali

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.
Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said on Saturday that they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade.
What he wanted to do was to teach me a lesson, what he wanted to do is manifest his ego, Fatou Jallow said.

Ex-beauty queen accuses former Gambia president of rape

A Gambian former beauty queen on Thursday accused former President Yahya Jammeh of raping her to punish her for rejecting his marriage proposal, in evidence to the country's truth and reconciliation commission.

Ten killed in Mozambique jihadist attack

Ten people were killed in an ambush attributed to jihadists in Mozambique's far north, witnesses said Friday, the latest attack in a region where suspected Islamist extremists have waged a campaign of terror for two years.

Attack on Mali military post kills 53 soldiers

Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a "terrorist attack" on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said.
Thousands of Algerian protesters took to the streets demanding the ouster of officials from ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s era in the early hours of Friday.

Algerians embark on protest, demand ouster of officials from ex-President Bouteflika’s era

Thousands of Algerian protesters took to the streets demanding the ouster of officials from ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s era in the early hours of Friday.

Botswana swears in new president

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn in on Friday after the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the country’s parliamentary elections last week.

Ghanaian traders shut Nigerian shops

Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association on Thursday closed shops owned by Nigerians in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Rice importers would be ordered to cease their trade in three years if everything goes as planned, Ghana’s Agriculture Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, has said.

Ghana plans to ban rice, poultry imports

Rice importers would be ordered to cease their trade in three years if everything goes as planned, Ghana’s Agriculture Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, has said.
Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi of Uganda has warned politicians against politicising the distribution of the 18 million hoes pledged to farmers by President Yoweri Museveni in 2016.

Ugandan government warns politicians against ’embezzling’ 18 million hoes bought for farmers

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi of Uganda has warned politicians against politicising the distribution of the 18 million hoes pledged to farmers by President Yoweri Museveni in 2016.

Egypt pardons 305 prisoners to celebrate war victory

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced on Thursday a presidential pardon for 86 prisoners, the Interior Ministry said in a Facebook statement.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio told parliament on Wednesday that the deal with Libya would be automatically extended for another three years from November.

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy has renewed a controversial agreement signed in 2017 with the Libyan coastguard to block illegal migrants trying to leave from the North African country’s coast, the government has said.

Police arrest 100 in protest against xenophobia

The South African police on Wednesday arrested 100 people as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers, who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the UN refugee agency in Cape Town.
Welwitschia dos Santos, nicknamed Tchize, was elected to parliament in 2008 and joined the central committee of the ruling Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in 2016.

Angolan ex-president’s daughter suspended from parliament

Angola's parliament has suspended a daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos for "unjust enrichment" as his successor seeks to crack down on nepotism past and present.
African legend, Samuel Eto’o has named Liverpool forwards, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as the two players that deserve to win the FIFA Men’s Best Player award ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Samuel Eto’o rules out career in politics

Samuel Eto’o is up there with George Weah as an African great on the football field, but he says he has no plans to follow the Liberian into politics “for the moment”.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.