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Former Burundi General Pleads Guilty To Coup Attempt

Former Burundi General Pleads Guilty To Coup Attempt

Former Burundi defense minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye and four other defendants have pleaded guilty to involvement in a failed coup last May during a trial of 28 police and military figures, judicial sources said Tuesday....






Kenyan Teacher Jailed For Radicalizing pupils

Kenyan Teacher Jailed For Radicalizing pupils

  MOMBASA- A Kenyan Muslim teacher has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for radicalising primary school children in Kilifi County in the coastal region. Samuel Wanjala Wabwile alias Salim Mohamed was however...






Burundi civil war

Burundi Peace Talks Postponed

  Peace talks between Burundi’s government and opposition groups have been postponed, with no word on when they may resume. The talks, which opened in Uganda late last month, were set to continue Wednesday...






Islamic State Attacks Oil Port in Libya

Islamic State Attacks Oil Port in Libya

Islamic State militants attempted to capture an oil port along Libya’s coast early Monday, in fighting that left at least seven people dead and set fire to a storage tank of crude oil, according...






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Public Officials In Tanzania Sign Integrity Document

Tanzania President John Magufuli’s newly appointed permanent secretaries have signed a “beefed up” integrity commitment document as part of a move to ensure seriousness towards rooting out graft and injecting accountability among public sector...






Sudan Opposition Leader Accepts Talks With Government 0

Sudan Opposition Leader Accepts Talks With Government

A Sudan opposition leader said her party will honor an African Union invitation to hold talks in Ethiopia with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s government to discuss a national dialogue intended to resolve the country’s...






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