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At least 13 dead in Uganda flooding

Rainstorms in western Uganda caused flooding that swamped houses, killing at least 13 people including two babies, police said Wednesday.

Chad calls on US to reverse travel ban

Chadian government has called on the US to reverse its decision to include the country on its travel ban list.

Liberia election: Candidates promise economic revival

Presidential candidates for the October 10th Liberia elections have promised to revive the economy and provide jobs – subjects that topped the second debate on Monday.

South African unions march against ‘endemic’ corruption under Zuma

Thousands of South Africans will march on Wednesday against corruption under President Jacob Zuma’s rule, in protests led by unions which have backed a rival to the president’s faction as the next leader of the ANC.

AU shocked at Chad’s inclusion on US travel ban, Ndjamena fires threat

The African Union Commission (AUC) has reacted to the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad and excluded Sudan.

Kenyan police break up opposition protests

Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi calling for election officials to be prosecuted and sacked before a re-run of a contested presidential vote.

No nation should be allowed to bully others – Mugabe warns Trump

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly warned President Donald Trump that no country should monopolise ownership of nuclear weapons after the US leader threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea last week.

Egypt concert-goers arrested for raising rainbow flag

At least six people have been arrested in Egypt after raising the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a Cairo concert, security and judicial sources said.

Kabila drops hint that he could contest next elections

President Joseph Kabila has refused to rule out standing in elections when next they are held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

US issues travel alert over crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone region

The United States has issued a travel advisory to citizens in respect to Cameroon’s predominantly anglophone regions.

Mugabe warns ‘economic saboteurs,’ on arrival from UN summit

Hundreds of Zimbabweans gathered at the Harare International Airport on Monday to welcome President Robert Mugabe back from New York.

Three Mauritian journalists arrested over story that got justice minister fired

Three Mauritian journalists were arrested on Monday by the police crime unit which conducted searches in their houses over a September 14 story that got Justice Minister Ravi Yerrigadoo sacked.

Chadian govt pushes back on US travel ban

Chad's government says it learned "with astonishment" of the decision by the US government that its country is on a list whose nationals will be prohibited from entering the United States.

Rwanda files charges against Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

Daunting challenges facing Angola’s new president

Angola's incoming president Joao Lourenco faces a slew of challenges that include dwindling oil prices, rampant poverty, soaring unemployment and the long shadow cast by his predecessor and his family.

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire pleads not guilty to subversion

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government, a day after he was detained over an offending post on social media.

Egyptian Court sentences opposition figure to 3 months in prison

Former Egyptian Presidential Candidate and opposition figure, Khaled Ali, was sentenced to three months in jail on Monday over charges of indecency.

34 inmates escape prison in eastern Congo – official

A local official says 34 prisoners have escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains.

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Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.

Ahmed Musa: Super Eagles will not take Lesotho for granted

Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi elections: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.

Kogi guber: Why PDP will defeat APC – Idris Wada

Former Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
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Bayelsa guber: PDP dispatching armed thugs to intercept ward results – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies especially the military and the police of an alleged plot by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate collation of results in Bayelsa State.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room

It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.