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Congolese soldiers fire in air to disperse election protesters

By Stanis Bujakera and Fiston Mahamba ...

Madagascar’s Rajoelina leads election runoff, Ravalomanana alleges fraud

ANTANANARIVO - Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina is leading in an election runoff after 92 percent of the votes were declared, the electoral commission...

Al Shabaab bomber executed in Somalia

MOGADISHU - The mastermind of militant car bombs that killed 26 people and injured nearly 40 others in Mogadishu in 2017 was executed in Somalia...

At least five people killed in DRC attack

JOHANNESBURG, December 24 - Rebel Ugandan group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), are believed to be behind the deaths of at least five people,...

Congo to postpone Sunday’s presidential vote – candidate

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's election board has told participants in Sunday's presidential vote it cannot organize the ballot on time, one of...

Zambia pricing itself out of global mining with tax hikes -industry body

LUSAKA - Zambia is pricing itself out of the global mining market with proposed tax increases, the head of the local mining body said...

In presidential election, Congo seeks first democratic transfer of power

KINSHASA - In his 74 years, Congolese historian Isidore Ndaywel has lived through independence from Belgium, two coups d'etat, multiple civil wars and three changes...

Botswana’s retailer Choppies replaces CFO

JOHANNESBURG - Botswana's budget retailer Choppies said on Tuesday its chief financial officer resigned last week, amid concern over months-delayed financial results. In a statement,...

Bowing out as president, Congo’s Kabila raises prospect of a return act

KINSHASA - A month before his scheduled departure after nearly two decades as Congo's president, Joseph Kabila received a procession of foreign reporters at...

Zambia denies White House claim China taking over power utility

LUSAKA - Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover...

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