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Felipe Nyusi after voting in Maputo, Mozambique, on Oct. 15. Gianluigi Guercia-AFP via Getty Images

Partial Mozambique election results show big win for ruling party

Partial results for Mozambique's high-stakes general election were released on Friday, showing President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party headed for a dominant victory.
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation.

Mozambique holds peaceful election after violent campaign

Mozambique voted in a general election on Tuesday hailed by the president as a sign the country was progressing "peacefully", as fears the poll could be marred by violence proved unwarranted.
Victor Wanyama is among the players who have been shortlisted by Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer exit in the January window.

Celtic expected to look at Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama in January

Victor Wanyama is among the players who have been shortlisted by Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer exit in the January window.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan leads AU election observer mission to Mozambique

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated by the African Union (AU) to lead the continental body’s Election Observation Mission to Mozambique’s October 15 general elections.

Families survive on one meal in drought-hit Zimbabwe

In eastern Zimbabwe’s parched Buhera district, Omega Kufakunesu’s family has been forced to scale down daily meals to just a portion of vegetables and sadza, a thick maize-meal porridge.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo advises evacuated Nigerians to prepare to return to South Africa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised Nigerians evacuated from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the Rainbow Nation to get ready to go back.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: What South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa told me about the xenophobic attacks

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has disclosed what transpired between him and the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, over xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals residing in the South Africa.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo hails South African leader over plans to revive bilateral commission

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, hailed President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa over his plans to resuscitate the bilateral commission between his country and other African countries including Nigeria. Obasanjo said he got the hint from South African president when he paid a courtesy visit to him in South Africa.

Nigeria is second in maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships in Kenya

The Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) took second after winning eight medals for the country in the maiden Africa Deaf Athletics Championships (ADAC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nigeria listed among countries in need of external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) says Nigeria and 40 other countries across the world are in need of external food assistance.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

UN: 1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence

At least 1,500 foreign nationals have been forced to flee their homes in South Africa amid a surge in deadly xenophobic violence in the country, the United Nations said Friday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa make a speech at the official funeral service of the later former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on September 14, 2019 at National Sports Stadium in Harare. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled during his speech before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in his home country. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Xenophobia: South Africa’s president apologises at Robert Mugabe funeral

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: Crowd jeers South African’s president at Robert Mugabe’s funeral

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Xenophobia: South Africa’s 10 worst attacks ever

Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa have been the targets of xenophobic attacks in recent weeks.

Xenophobia: Foreigners flee South Africa, say they don’t want us here anymore

Nyamakwenje is one of around 850 people who have taken refuge in halls set up for foreigners displaced by xenophobic violence in the Joburg region, a municipal spokesman said.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African leader condemns Johannesburg violence after two killed

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned weekend violence in Johannesburg that claimed two lives after security forces clashed with looters involved in fresh xenophobic attacks.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African leader condemns Johannesburg violence after two killed

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned weekend violence in Johannesburg that claimed two lives after security forces clashed with looters involved in fresh xenophobic attacks.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

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Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.

Must Wada: Simon Achuba’s impeachment, illegal, undemocratic, unacceptable

Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.
South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned to the country on Saturday to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil war.

South Sudan president, opposition leader to meet

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned to the country on Saturday to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil war.

Two suspected robbers lynched in Delta

The Delta state police command has confirmed the killing of two suspected armed robbers at Ikomi Street, Otovwodo-Agbassa community in Warri, Wednesday by angry mob.
The appeals on Friday came after Grace Lalrinmawii Karaca said she had not been able to reach her husband, Osman Karaca, since October 14. He was last seen being taken into a police car in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, she told Al Jazeera.

Turkish-Mexican dual citizen ‘arrested’ in Cambodia

Human rights groups have urged Cambodia to confirm the whereabouts of a Turkish-Mexican national who, his wife said, had been arrested by police in Phnom Penh, allegedly at the request of the Turkish authorities.
Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor.