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17 August 2018 8:10

  Tanzanian police said Thursday it planned to arrest all the residents of a village in the country's south after water pipes were destroyed by a mob. The inhabitants of Ngolo village were accused of deliberately smashing pipes taking water to a neighboring settlement in Mbeya region. Governor Albert Chalamila had on Wednesday, "ordered that all the inhabitants of this village be arrested...

15 August 2018 23:32

A boat carrying more than 40 pupils has sunk while crossing the Nile River in Sudan, leaving at least 22 primary school children dead. The state news agency SUNA reported that the small boat went down around 750 kilometers (470 miles) north of the capital Khartoum on Wednesday morning while it was crossing the river to a school in the village...

15 August 2018 22:02

  A boat carrying more than 40 pupils has sunk while crossing the Nile River in Sudan, leaving at least 22 primary school children dead. The state news agency SUNA reported that the small boat went down around 750 kilometers (470 miles) north of the capital Khartoum on Wednesday morning while it was crossing the river to a school in the village...

15 August 2018 14:19

The number of countries switching to national currencies to settle bilateral trade deals is growing in the face of the US weaponization of the dollar. When US President Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran last week, he warned that any company doing deals with the Iranians in dollars would also be subject to sanctions. Several Russian companies are also under US sanctions,...

13 August 2018 8:22

  The head of a polling station was killed by suspected extremists on Sunday as Malians voted in a presidential runoff, according to a local official and security sources. "Extremists came this Sunday around 13:30 (1330 GMT) to a polling station in Arkodia," in the restive northern Timbuktu region, the official told AFP. "They asked everyone to put their hands up. The polling...

1 August 2018 23:00

  Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said from the viewpoint of Iran Supervisory Board, the recent elections held in Zimbabwe were free, peaceful, fair and valid. Outlining visit of Iranian team of supervisors to Zimbabwe, Qasemi said Zimbabwe's parliamentary, local council and presidential elections were held on July 30. On the reasons for the visit of Iranian delegation to Zimbabwe, Qasemi said at...

1 August 2018 22:55

  At least one person has been killed in Zimbabwe's capital when security forces fired on opposition supporters protesting against what they say was electoral fraud. Media reports said the protester was shot dead near a bus rank in Harare on Wednesday as soldiers stepped in to disperse stone-throwing supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Witnesses said the man was shot in...

1 August 2018 17:28

A top Nigerian court has cleared dozens of the followers of prominent cleric Ibrahim al-Zakzaky of criminal charges, raising hopes for the release of the cleric himself, who has been held captive for almost three years by the Abuja government. Justice David Shiri Wyom of the Kaduna State High Court cleared 80 detainees of the charges on Tuesday.  They had been...

31 July 2018 19:55

  Zimbabwe's opposition accused the election commission on Tuesday of deliberately delaying results of this week's vote to favor the ruling party, reporting irregularities in the first poll since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a November coup. Even though the election passed off peacefully, several water cannon trucks patrolled outside the central Harare headquarters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change...

31 July 2018 13:07

As US sanctions against Iran loom large, the country is looking for potential solutions to maintain trade with other countries with a top official in Tehran now proposing to barter oil products for gold with Africa.  Hassan Khosrowjerdi, the president of Iran-Africa Council for Economic Cooperation, was quoted by media as saying that banking problems that the sanctions could create would...

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