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Speculation about Bashir’s successor rises

By The EastAfrican IN SUMMARY Mr Muindi says that President Bashir has three options. He could use the one-year state of emergency to negotiate with the NCP, some members of the opposition and the international community on the guarantees and safety for his family and close allies who could be implicated in corruption, human-rights abuses…

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Rwandan film picks up top honours at Africa film festival

  ByAFP IN SUMMARY Violence “is everywhere — against actresses but also directors, scriptwriters and technicians, who live with harassment, sexual aggression and rape,” she said, adding that she had twice been assaulted during film shoots in Africa. An online petition was launched urging Fespaco to exclude a TV series from the competition after an…

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Buhari re-elected as Nigerian President

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, final results from Saturday’s general election show. The 76-year-old defeated his main rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, with a margin of just under four million votes. Mr Abubakar’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result. Delays and violence marred the run-up…

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Pastor eaten by crocodiles after trying to ‘walk on water like Jesus

MSN – A pastor in Zimbabwe has been eaten alive by crocodiles after he attempted to show his congregation he could walk on water. Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days church, in White River Mpumalanga, died after walking 30 metres into a crocodile infested river, the Daily Post reports. The pastor walked…

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Gunmen kill eight in Somali roadside massacre

IN SUMMARY No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, nor was it immediately clear why the workers were attacked. Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents have carried out a string of attacks against those supporting the government. Gunmen in Somalia opened fire on Monday on a team of roadside workers, killing eight and wounding several others, witnesses…

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Nigeria elections: Buhari ahead after first results

BBC The first results from Nigeria’s presidential vote have been declared. So far, two of Nigeria’s 36 states have been declared, and President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the most votes in both of them. They are Osun State and Ekiti State, shown in green in the map below. Taken together, the president has 566,865 votes…

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