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An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a probe into the wasting of public money, state TV said on Saturday. They are being investigated over “dissipation of public money” and “illegal privilege,” state TV said. No other […]

Nigerians are flatly refusing to entertain any comparison between Michael Jackson and Beyonce with majority of Twitter users calling the move a misnomer. How did it come up in the first place? A Twitter user with the handle @MakiSpoke, posted how Beyonce is the greatest female entertainer of all time and that with her current strides would […]

Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million euros, as […]

The Professional Footballers Association, PFA, on Saturday revealed the shortlist for the season’s PFA Player’s Player of the Year with Senegal and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane being the only African listed. Mane is one of two Liverpool players on the list along with defender Virgil van Dijk. Manchester City, Liverpool’s main challengers for the Premier League title had three […]

Lead activists in Sudan, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) on Saturday postponed a planned announcement of a civilian-led transitional team. SPA alerted on Friday that it was due to announce a team that will be taking over from the transitional military council, TMC, that seized power from president Omar al-Bashir. Their tweet on Friday stated: SPA and allies invite […]

Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters demonstrated in the Libyan capital,Tripoli against an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar accusing France of backing him. Wearing the trademark yellow vests of French anti government demonstrators, they flooded the Libyans central Tripoli square to rally in support of the internationally recognised government of National Accord. Friday’s rally came […]

Egypt holds a three-day referendum from Saturday on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. The Egyptian parliament this week overwhelmingly approved the proposals. What are the key changes An amendment to Article 140 of the constitution extends the presidential term to six years from four. An […]

The International Monetary Fund will grant Mozambique a $118.2 million credit facility to help it rebuild infrastructure after a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds of people and flattened whole villages, the lender said on Friday. More than 1,000 people have been reported killed by the storm in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after the worst cyclone […]

South Africa’s government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand ($355 million) to the struggling utility earlier this month to avert a default and said more cash could be needed soon. Eskom supplies more than 90 percent of electricity in Africa’s most advanced economy […]

Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the street on Friday, marking the ninth week of protests that led to the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Algerians first hit the streets in huge numbers on February 22 after Bouteflika’s announcement that he would stand for a fifth term in presidential elections that had been […]


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