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WikiLeaks Revelations Could Have Serious Consequences for Africa, says Analyst

The WikiLeaks website is continuing to publish thousands of United States government secrets on the internet. The classified documents reveal secret correspondence between the US State Department in Washington, DC and its 270 embassies across the globe. The revelations are embarrassing and angering Washington and governments and political leaders...

Chinese Managers at Zambia Mine Go on Trial

Two Chinese managers at a mine in Zambia are to go on trial December 2 on charges of shooting a dozen Zambian mine workers during a demonstration for better working conditions.The incident has aggravated tensions with labor unions and ordinary Zambians, who believe China is taking advantage of a long-standing relationship with Zambia. The ties...

Ivory Coast's President Imposes Election Curfew

Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo has ordered a curfew to begin the day before Sunday's runoff presidential election - a move denounced by the opposition.Mr. Gbagbo issued a decree imposing the nationwide curfew from Saturday night until Wednesday morning (10 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time ) to maintain order in the vote count. But his challenger...

Ivory Coasts Presidential Rivals in Final Day of Campaigning

Ivory Coast's presidential rivals are in their final day of campaigning leading up to Sunday's runoff election. President Laurent Gbagbo and challenger Alassane Ouattara attended rallies Friday, a day after holding an unprecedented televised debate.In the debate, both candidates appealed to their supporters to stay calm despite rising tensions in...

A bombing Raid on Registration Center in South Sudan

The spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, Phillip Aguer, said a plane belonging to the Sudan Air Force bombed civilians at a voter registration center in Malual County in Northern Barh el Ghazal state.  He claimed four soldiers and two civilians were wounded in the attack. Aguer told VOA a helicopter gunship bombed an area along the...

Security Forces in Guinea Accused of Excessive Force

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is accusing the security forces in Guinea of excessive force during demonstrations linked to last weekend's presidential election. The agency says it is deeply concerned by the actions of the security forces which it says led to at least four deaths and 300 injuries earlier this week.The...

33 Burn to Death in Nigeria Road Accident‎

Some 33 people were burnt to death after two buses collided in Potiskum in northern Nigeria and burst into flames, Nigeria's Federal Road Safety Commission said on Tuesday. One of the buses lost control after a tyre burst and rammed into a bus going in the opposite direction. "All the 33 occupants of the two buses were burnt beyond recognition,"...

21 Dead in Togo As Floods Ravage West Africa

A total of 21 people have been killed and more than 82,000 have been affected by flooding in Togo in recent months, the government said on Friday. The figures were released as neighbouring Benin continues to battle floods that have hit 680,000 people. In total, the rainy season has seen more than 300 people killed in west and central Africa, with...

15 Injured As Aero Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

About 15 people were injured yesterday when flight AJ 320 with 84 passengers, an infant and five crew members from Port Harcourt to Lagos suffered a technical hitch and the pilot ordered the passengers to evacuate. THISDAY learnt from passengers aboard the Boeing 737-500, owned by Aero Contractors, that when the aircraft was about to land, there...

Islamist Fighters Clash, Killing 5 at Bakara Market in the Somali capital Mogadishu

A bitter clash between Al-shabab and Hizbul Islam fighters broke out at Bakara market in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 5 of warriors injuring more others, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Sunday. Reports say that the fighting started as Hizbul Islam fighters attacked a court belonging to Al-shabab fighters in the market and both sides...

Six Injured in Chimoio Rioting, Mozambique

Rioting on Friday in the central Mozambican city of Chimoio caused injuries to six people and led to 68 arrests, according to a report in Saturday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". The rioters in Chimoio were clearly copying the disturbances in Maputo and Matola on Wednesday and Thursday, where protests over rising prices became a pretext...

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Plane Crash Kills 19

A plane which crashed whilst trying to land in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday has left at least 19 passengers dead. An official of Kinshasa's small city-centre Ndolo airport, from which the flight took off, confirmed the crash, but did not provide any additional information. The Filair Let-410 twin turboprop crashed after...

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Warns of Grave Danger to Media After Death of Veteran Journalist in in Somalia

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has sounded the alarm over the complete absence of safety for journalists in Somalia following the death of veteran journalist, Barkhad Awale Adan. Awale Adan was killed in the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 August 2010, during gunfire exchange between the Transitional Federal Government and the...

Russia Opposes 'Merchant of Death' Extradition

Russia has slammed a Thai appeals court's decision to allow the extradition of alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout to the US. Bout, a Russian citizen, will face terrorism charges. Moscow dubbed the decision "illegitimate". "We regret what is in my opinion an unjust decision, a political decision that the appeals court in Thailand has taken," Russian...

Tragedy Stalks President Robert Mugabe Family in Zimbabwe

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's sister, Bridgette, is critically ill and is admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), officials at the hospital confirmed on Saturday. Bridgette, a younger sister to the late Sabina Mugabe who was declared a national heroine and buried at Heroes Acre in Harare last Sunday, was admitted at one of the...