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Africa

Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

Friday at 20:00 PM, via News24

Burundi’s public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.

Cameroon court rejects all appeals over electoral conduct

Friday at 18:42 PM, via News24

Cameroon’s Constitutional Court has rejected overnight a post-electoral appeal from Joshua Osih of the Social Democratic Front, the main opposition party, thus rebutting all 18 judicial protests made since a presidential vote.

Tanzanian ‘criminals’ seeking base in Mozambique: police

Friday at 17:39 PM, via News24

Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police have said, after the arrest of dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.

Detained former head of Ethiopian region tried to escape – police

Friday at 17:07 PM, via Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A former president of an Ethiopian region who was arrested on charges of human rights abuses and stoking deadly ethnic clashes tried to escape by climbing out a window while in police custody ahead of a court appearance, police said on Friday.

Africa:Africa Remains Resolute Heading to COP 24

Friday at 16:52 PM, via allAfrica

[IPS] Nairobi -In December 2015, nations of the world took a giant step to combat climate change through the landmark Paris Agreement. But African experts who met in Nairobi, Kenya at last week’s Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VII) say the rise of far-right wing and nationalist movements in the West are threatening the collapse of the agreement.

Five DRC reporters ‘abducted’ by police: editor

Friday at 16:05 PM, via News24

Five journalists at a newspaper in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “abducted” on Friday, their managing editor has said, after the publication of articles on the misappropriation of rations for police cadets.

Africa:UN Fighting to End Virginity Testing

Friday at 15:29 PM, via allAfrica

[This is Africa] A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for the ban of misleading and damaging tests meant to ‘assess the virginity’ of women and girls, a common practice in at least 20 countries.

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