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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:52


DRC to shun Geneva donors meet, says UN overreacted

Yesterday at 21:38 PM, via News24

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was shunning a donor conference in Geneva next month aimed at raising $1.7bn to tackle what the United Nations has called a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

Zimbabwe opposition fires deputy leader ahead of key polls

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via The Citizen

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday fired its deputy president and two other senior officials on misconduct charges, stoking fears of a split in the party ahead of key elections in July, a month after the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Senegalese president promises action on child murders

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via The Citizen

Senegalese President Macky Sall on Friday promised to “track down” the perpetrators of a spate of child kidnappings and killings in Senegal that have sown fear among parents in the West African nation.

Talks resume between Togo govt and opposition

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Citizen

Talks between Togo’s ruling party and the opposition resumed on Friday after a month-long pause, with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo acting as a mediator.

‘China remains our all-weather friend,’ says Zim fin minister

Yesterday at 18:09 PM, via News24

Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that the southern African government’s ties with their “all-weather friend” china remained intact despite revelations this week that a bulk of Chinese businessmen were found to have externalised funds.

Nigeria’s Buhari meets with Dapchi girls

Yesterday at 18:09 PM, via News24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has received the released Dapchi girls in a meeting clouded by the absence of a Christian student still held by Boko Haram for refusing to convert to Islam.

Govt official killed in restive anglophone Cameroon

Yesterday at 17:30 PM, via The Citizen

A government official was killed and a district administrator wounded Thursday in an ambush blamed on anglophone separatists in western Cameroon, a human rights activist said.

Egypt’s Sisi visits Sinai ahead of poll, says militants almost defeated

Yesterday at 17:22 PM, via Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops there days ahead of an election that is set to grant him a second term, state news agency MENA reported.

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