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Angolan leader opens nation’s largest hydro plant

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down from office at the end of this month, on Friday officially opened the country's largest hydro-electric dam.

Ghana faces no known terrorist attack – minister

The Ghanaian government on Friday dispelled reports that the country was facing imminent terrorist attacks.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Ethiopia's government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms.

Rwanda’s Kagame wins 3rd term in vote he called ‘a formality’

Rwanda's longtime President Paul Kagame has won a third term in office in what he had called "a formality."

Italian troops wanted out of Libya

Libya has vowed to counter Italian ships helping control migrant movement on its territorial waters.

South Africa’s ANC rallies lawmakers to oppose vote of no-confidence on Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, ANC, rallied behind President Jacob Zuma on Friday, saying its lawmakers would have to be “bewitched” to vote for a no-confidence motion to remove the scandal-prone leader.

US military probes torture claims at Cameroon base

The U.S. military has opened an inquiry into allegations of torture and murder of suspected Boko Haram militants at a Cameroonian army base used extensively by American troops, a spokesman said on Friday.

AG orders arrest of Ethiopian minister on suspicion of corruption

The Attorney-General’s Office on Friday ordered the arrest of Ethiopian Minister of State for finance on suspicion of corruption, part of an anti-graft drive that the government says has led to dozens of arrests in the last two weeks.

Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police

Zimbabwean security forces confirmed Friday that soldiers and police fought on the streets of Harare earlier this week, as nationwide tensions grow under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

Child soldiers drink victims blood to make them invincible – UN

Child soldiers in Congo were drinking the blood of their victims in a magic ritual meant to make them invincible, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) warned on Friday.

Al-Shabaab militants seize town south of Somalia

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al Shabaab seized a town in the south of the country early on Friday after it was abandoned by the military and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Rwandans vote in poll expected to hand Kagame third term

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent President Paul Kagame is tipped to win by a landslide after 17 years in power.

Senegalese singer arrested for criticising President Sall

A popular Senegalese singer is in police detention over “offensive” remarks widely shared online attacking President Macky Sall and the organisation of recent elections, police and local media said Friday.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Ethiopia's government says it has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests.

Pistorius rushed to hospital after ‘suffering chest pains’

Oscar Pistorius, former Paralympic and Olympic hero, serving time for murdering girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was taken to hospital after “suffering chest pains”, local media reports.

US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia

The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation.

Mbeki calls on AU observers to ‘intervene’ should ‘things go wrong in Kenya polls’

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki was in a jovial mood on Friday morning as he called on African Union election observers to intervene should things go wrong in Kenya’s polls on Tuesday.

UN report details killings, butchery in Congo this year

U.N. human rights investigators have issued a new report documenting the killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in central Congo over three recent months that could turn into "wider ethnic cleansing."

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley vows to help people in prison

Nigerian artist Naira Marley who recently regained his freedom after spending several weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to help others in prison.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.
The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Reps: Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce us to become Speaker

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce his colleagues financially to vote for him during last Tuesday presiding officers election, the House of Representatives has said.
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Obaship: Governor Abiodun inaugurates chieftaincy review committee

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Death toll in multiple Borno blasts rises to 31

No fewer than 31 persons have been killed and 41 injured in multiple explosions at a Borno town late Sunday after three suicide bombers infiltrated a tea joint and commercial area.