DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. More than two-thirds of the electronic voting machines allocated for Kinshasa had been destroyed, an official

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Photos showing the aftermath of Wednesday night’s fire at an electoral commission depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo show burnt out vehicles close to the building, as well as black clouds of smoke rising from the site in the

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Mozambique busts ‘30,000 ghost workers’

Mozambique busts ‘30,000 ghost workers’

Mozambique’s government has discovered more than 30,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll. The civil service minister said some were paid for jobs they had not done, others were dead or fictitious. The fraud had cost the government around

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Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, security forces

Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, security forces

At least one child was shot and killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Lomé on Saturday. Togolese security minister, Yark Damehane told AFP that the 8-year old was shot dead by individuals in a non-registered 4X4 vehicle. He said

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Kenya’s president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sports fund

Kenya’s president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sports fund

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed former vice president, Moody Awori, to an oversight board that will manage the sports, art and social development fund. The appointment of the 91-year-old veteran politician was not well received by many Kenyans, who argued

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Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said. The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials

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‘Fake First Lady’ arrested in Nigeria

‘Fake First Lady’ arrested in Nigeria

A woman who used various false identities to gain access to Nigeria’s presidential complex to allegedly run business scams has been arrested. The secret service said Amina Mohammed initially posed as Kogi state’s first lady to gain entry to the

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Nigeria: 3 siblings paraded for allegedly kidnapping church member’s 6-year-old daughter in Ondo

Nigeria: 3 siblings paraded for allegedly kidnapping church member’s 6-year-old daughter in Ondo

It was just like a scene in one of the Nollywood movies, when three brothers of the same parent were on Friday paraded for their alleged involvement in kidnapping. The siblings were apprehended by men of the Ondo State Police

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Nigeria: 2 mortuary attendants, 5 others arrested over missing corpse

Nigeria: 2 mortuary attendants, 5 others arrested over missing corpse

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven persons working as mortuary and cemetery attendants over a missing corpse. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Imohimi Edgal, disclosed the arrests to newsmen while parading the suspects and others on

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe in Singapore for medical treatment, unable to walk

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe in Singapore for medical treatment, unable to walk

HARARE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, though he should return home next week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday.

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