Africa News Stories
Man Arrested In French Car Attack Had Radical Beliefs: Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Wednesday the Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris this month had radical beliefs and showed interest in the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported. Hamou Benlatreche, 36, the suspect in the incident, will face...
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Angola Votes For First New Leader In 38 Years
Angolans lined up at the polls on Wednesday in an election where the defense minister seems to be the front-runner to succeed longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years in power of the oil-rich country that's been marred by rampant poverty and corruption, according to The Associated...
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U.S. To Withhold Up To $290 Million In Aid To Egypt
The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of the nation’s failure to make progress on human rights, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security...
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UNICEF Said Boko Haram Child Bombings Quadrupled This Year
The United Nations Children's Fund announced on Tuesday Boko Haram extremists in northeast Nigeria sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year than the previous year, according to Reuters. UNICEF said 83 children were used as bombers since Jan. 1, 2017. Among the children were 55...
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US Treasury Department Targets North Korea With More Russia and China Sanctions
The Treasury Department announced more sanctions on Tuesday that will target 16 Chinese and Russian entities and individuals that have helped North Korea, according to Politico. The targets include three Chinese companies that the administration said were responsible for importing close to half a...
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Spanish Police Shoot Man Wearing Suspected Suicide Bomb Near Barcelona
Catalan police announced they "shot down" a person on Monday who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt in the area of Subirats, west of Barcelona, but they did not say if he was dead or wounded, according to Reuters. Spanish public television said the man was the suspected perpetrator of last...
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Scientists begin patient trials for multi-drug resistant malaria in Africa
by David Musyoka NAIROBI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Medical scientists have launched a patient trial for KAF156, a next-generation antimalarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite in Africa. Global healthcare firms, Novatis and Medicines for Malaria Ventre...
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We’re committed to developing youths in businesses, says Nestle
Nestle Nigeria has restated its commitment to support young people by boosting youth entrepreneurship and inspiring the talented ones through providing training and job opportunities. The company’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Uwadoka, restated the commitment in a...
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Nigeria's ailing president returns after three months away
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, while the government gave no details on what exactly has been ailing him. Mr Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast on Monday morning, a statement from his...
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Togo forces use teargas against protesters seeking end to 50-year ruling dynasty
By John Zodzi LOME, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Security forces in Togo fired teargas on Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters calling for an end to the Gnassingbe family dynasty, which has ruled the West African nation for five decades. President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power since the death in...
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