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Army clashes with rebels kill 15 in DR Congo

Fifteen people have been killed in eastern DR Congo in clashes between troops and rebels loyal to a former general, the army said Monday.
Pierre Buyoya

Burundi ex-president Buyoya denounces warrant

Burundi's former president Pierre Buyoya on Sunday denounced as politically motivated a warrant issued against him for his alleged role in the assassination of his country's first democratically elected leader.

Burundi, Lesotho eye first AFCON appearances

Lowly ranked Burundi and Lesotho are among 23 countries chasing 11 places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament during the final qualifying round in March.
Macky Sall of Senegal

Senegalese, Gambian leaders decry growing terrorism threats at Dakar Forum

President Macky Sall of Senegal and his Gambian counterpart, Adama Barrow, called for greater cooperation among African nations to fight the threats of terrorism across the continent at the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security on Monday.

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.

Burundi’s President warns against coup plots

President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned that whoever attempts to overthrow democratic institutions in Burundi, will himself fall in the trap he would have laid.

United Nations peacekeeper killed in CAR

A Burundian soldier in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was killed late Sunday in a clash in the center of the country, UN sources said.

Burundi’s president enacts disputed new constitution

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on Thursday enacted a new constitution adopted by a referendum, despite opposition concern that the charter will enable him to keep his grip on power until 2034.

Burundi president promises to step down in 2020

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would not run for another term shortly after he signed into law a new constitution that could enable him to rule until 2034.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced on Monday.

Pierre Nkurunziza: Burundi’s ‘messianic’ leader

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation, and plans to do so for as long as possible.

Burundi to suspend BBC and VOA radio broadcasts

Burundi's press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17.

Burundi ruling party official arrested for saying president’s foes should be thrown into lake

Authorities in Burundi on Monday arrested a ruling party official after he called on supporters to throw political opponents into a lake, a judicial source said, ahead of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office.

Burundi activist given 32 years for anti-president demo

A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, a punishment rights groups said was "eminently political".

Burundi table tennis players cleared over suspect meetings

Burundi police have released 21 members of a table tennis club, who had been arrested over suspicious meetings several times a week, a close friend of the team said on Tuesday.

Rwanda preaches truth at 24th commemoration of genocide

Rwanda on Saturday set alight the Flame of Hope at the 24th commemoration of genocide, where President Paul Kagame urged the preservation of the “truth” of the facts on genocide for future generations.

Burundian asylum seeker deported from US detained back home

A Burundian man recently deported from the United States after failing to receive political asylum has been detained without charge back home, activists said on Saturday.

Arrests after Burundi president ‘roughed up’ on football field

Two Burundi officials have been arrested after their town's football team allegedly "roughed up" President Pierre Nkurunziza who was playing during a match with his personal team, legal sources and witnesses said Friday.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
Tunde Ayeni

EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.