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Zimbabwe registers new voters ahead of 2018 elections

President Robert Mugabe on Friday said Zimbabwe will begin compiling a new voter register next week ahead of the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections, in which the 93-year-old is seeking to extend his 37-year hold on power.

Mugabe accuses Zimbabwe opposition of Western plot

President Robert Mugabe on Friday accused a recently launched opposition alliance seeking to unseat him in next year's elections of plotting with Western powers to force him out.

South Sudan election risks prolonging civil war – UN

South Sudan's plan to hold elections next year risks "deepening and extending" an already devastating civil war, the United Nations warned.

Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result

Three Angolan opposition parties on Friday filed a complaint against the outcome of nationwide elections on August 23 that asserted the 42-year grip of the ruling MPLA party.

UN urges Togo to respond to protesters’ ‘expectations’

The United Nations urged Togo to respond to people's "legitimate expectations" as police clashed with protesters demanding an end to the 50-year ruling family dynasty for a third day on Friday.

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.

South African police releases five protesting Nigerians – Union

The Nigeria Union, South Africa, (NUSA) says five Nigerians detained by the police for protesting the killing of a businessman, have been released.

Kenya electoral officials’ lives threatened – Odinga

The lives of some top officials with Kenya's electoral commission are under "serious threat" from the government ahead of the new presidential election next month, opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed Friday.

Egypt blocks HRW website amid widespread media blockade

Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just one day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails.

Khartoum denies closing borders with South Sudan, Libya

Khartoum has denied claims that it has closed its borders with three of its neighbours in efforts to curb weapons and vehicle smuggling.

Doctors in DRC suspend strike after deal with government

Congolese doctors suspended a two week strike over better pay in public hospitals on Wednesday (September 06), the main medical union has said.

Three vehicles torched in South African taxi war

One Uber vehicle and two other taxis were torched in South Africa’s main business district night in a feud over fares, but no one was injured, Uber and police said on Friday.

Teargas ends Togo’s second day of anti-Gnassingbe dynasty protest

Togolese security services fired teargas late Thursday night to disperse thousands of protesters in the streets of the capital Lome who were determined to stay all night to demand the departure of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Wounded Tanzanian opposition figure airlifted to Kenya

An official says a Tanzanian opposition figure who was seriously wounded in a shooting has been transferred to a hospital in neighbouring Kenya.

Gbagbo’s allies behind string of Ivory Coast attacks – minister

A group of people allied to Ivory Coast's former leader Laurent Gbagbo are behind a wave of recent attacks on police posts, the interior minister said on Thursday.

African leaders to hold new Libya talks

African leaders are due to meet Libya's UN-backed prime minister on Saturday in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in the conflict-ridden country.

Togo blocks internet as protests continue

Togolese authorities have blocked internet access as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year rule.

Congo’s Sassou hails retiring dos Santos for service to Africa

Outgoing Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has received praise from his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso, the ruling MPLA have said.

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