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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tanzania's ruling party candidate won presidential elections with over 58 percent of votes, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said Thursday, but the opposition also claimed victory.
Moroccan medical students protest compulsory civil service legislation
Thousands of Moroccan medical students took to the streets of Rabat Wednesday to protest a bill that would institute mandatory two-year civil service for graduates.
Nigerian 'local gin' makers stand firm despite ban
In many parts of southern Nigeria, no traditional ceremony or ritual is complete without a tot or two of locally brewed alcohol or "ogogoro."
Thursday, October 29, 2015
AU reports mass graves, cannibalism in S. Sudan
African Union investigators discovered mass graves in South Sudan and found evidence of horrific crimes, including forced cannibalism, according to a long-awaited report. President Salva Kiir's faction in the conflict is also accused of recruiting an irregular tribal force before the outbreak of war in December 2013.
Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people, almost all of them women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamists near the group's Sambisa forest stronghold in the restive northeast, the army said Wednesday.
Ivory Coast's Ouattara easily wins re-election
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara easily won re-election in the first vote since a disputed poll five years ago sparked violence that killed thousands in the West African economic powerhouse, the electoral commission announced early Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Congolese opposition leaders Tuesday called for "civil disobedience" to pressure the government into withdrawing a planned constitutional amendment enabling President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his three-decade rule.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Low voter turnout at a weekend referendum to enable Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his 31-year stay in office was "a slap in the face" for the longtime leader, the opposition said Monday.
Monday, October 26, 2015
People in the Republic of Congo began voting in a referendum Sunday on whether longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso can seek a third term in office that has sparked clashes in the oil-producing country.
Ivory Coast votes in election tipped to incumbent
Ivory Coast voters headed to the polls Sunday hoping to put the past behind them as the West African nation holds its first presidential election since a disputed vote five years ago triggered violence in which more than 3,000 people died.
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