Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Botswana President Ian Khama

A warrant of arrest has been issued for former President of Botswana, Ian Khama, who has been charged with 14 criminal offenses, including unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property. The warrant was issued by acting regional magistrate, Mareledi Dipate,

Nigerian police question eight people after Davido’s 3-year-old son dies

Nigerian police have taken in eight people for questioning after the three-year-old son of Afrobeats star Davido ‘drowned in a swimming pool in Lagos’. Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, drowned at his parents’ home in Lagos, Nigeria, according to local reports. A police spokesperson said Ifeanyi, who recently turned three, drowned on Monday. Davido and his

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 A majority of Ghana’s MPs want finance minister sacked

 A majority of Ghana’s ruling party parliamentarians on Tuesday asked the president to sack finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta and his deputy, in order to “restore hope in the financial sector”. At least 80 lawmakers drawn from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) held a press conference on Tuesday evening to call for the removal of

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Somalia Suicide bombing kills one soldier and injures six

One soldier was killed and at least six others injured in Somalia on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base in the west of the capital Mogadishu, a soldier and a hospital worker told Reuters. The suicide bomber had disguised himself as a regular soldier and joined others as they

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William Ruto sworn in as Kenya's fifth president
William Ruto sworn in as Kenya's fifth president

William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president

NAIROBI (Reuters) – William Ruto was sworn as Kenya’s fifth president on Tuesday, taking the helm a week after the country’s top court threw out petitions challenging his victory. Ruto replaces Uhuru Kenyatta, whom he served as deputy since 2013, and will have to tackle a surge in food and fuel prices, high unemployment and

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Kenyan opposition leader Odinga says he still believes he won election, but will respect court ruling

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is contesting his loss in this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court, said he will respect the court’s ruling – but still believes he won. This is Odinga’s fifth run at the presidency, blaming previous losses on rigging, claims that have twice sparked deadly protests in East Africa’s

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Zimbabwe jails 148 undocumented Malawian nationals

ZIMBABWE has sentenced 148 Malawian nationals found without legal documents to between four and six months in prison, the Malawi Freedom Network reports. The Malawians are awaiting deportation by the Chivhu and Mvuma magistrates. Authorities say 65 travellers were intercepted by police in Chivhu, while 83 were arrested in Mvuma, the media reported. Chivhu Magistrate

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