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20 killed, mostly children, by Rwanda landslides

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | At least 20 people, many of them children, were killed overnight by devastating landslides in northern Rwanda triggered by torrential rainstorms, the disaster management ministry said Sunday. “Up until now we have counted at least 20 dead in landslides that buried houses in the district …

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DR Congo opposition politician to be quizzed over mercenaries

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi will appear before a prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday over government allegations he recruited foreign mercenaries. Katumbi — who plans to run against President Joseph Kabila in elections due this year — has been summoned by …

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Obiang Nguema wins by 93.7%, turn out 93.7%

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Africa’s longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, extended his 36-year rule Thursday after being re-elected president with 93.7 percent of the vote, according to the provisional results of weekend elections. The results announced by the National Election Commission showed his two closest …

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Equatorial Guinea opposition leader under house arrest

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | An opposition politician said Tuesday that police have barred him and 200 of his supporters from leaving his residence in the capital Malabo after an army assault on the property. “I am in prison in my own residence, there are more than 200 activists …

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Machar finally back in Juba, sworn in as Vice-President

Juba, South Sudan | AFP BREAKING: Plane carrying South Sudan rebel leader and first vice president designate Riek Machar touches down at Juba International Airport. — Allan Olingo (@allanolingo) April 26, 2016 South Sudan’s rebel chief Riek Machar finally returned to Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice-president …

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WHO: Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day. One of the goals of the World Health Organization’s 2016-2030 programme against malaria is …

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