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Congo court begins election appeal hearing

Congo court begins election appeal hearing

The legal team of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu hopes evidence collected from the polling stations in various ways will convince the constitutional court to order a recount.

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'No further threat': Kenya authorities secure Nairobi hotel as death count begins
Terrorism

'No further threat': Kenya authorities secure Nairobi hotel as death count begins

Authorities have evacuated around 50 survivors of the deadly attack on a luxury Nairobi hotel, which claimed a US citizen and a British citizen among the 15 reportedly dead.

Fuel protests turn deadly as Zimbabwe faces unfolding economic crisis
Zimbabwe

Fuel protests turn deadly as Zimbabwe faces unfolding economic crisis

Protesters were met with tear gas after barricading roads and burning tyres in response to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's raising of fuel prices and an unfolding economic crisis.

  • by MacDonald Dzirutwe
Congo ruling coalition to control legislature, curbing president-elect
Democracy

Congo ruling coalition to control legislature, curbing president-elect

The result will undercut Felix Tshisekedi's ability to deliver on campaign promises to make a break with the 18-year Kabila era.

  • by Stanis Bujakera
Disputed poll leaves Congo on the edge
Election

Disputed poll leaves Congo on the edge

Independent observers have questioned the legitimacy of vote-counting.

  • by Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura
Gabon quashes coup by army mutineers
Election

Gabon quashes coup by army mutineers

Gabon's government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early on Monday in which two plotters were killed, the government said.

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Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt
World Politics

Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

Military officers had staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo.

  • by Gerauds Wilfried Obangome
US troops on standby as Congo election results delayed
Democracy

US troops on standby as Congo election results delayed

The delay is the latest setback in a disorganised poll to pick a successor to President Joseph Kabila who has ruled since 2001.

Sudan's unions call for a second march on presidential palace
Protest

Sudan's unions call for a second march on presidential palace

The unions organising the protests are urging people to stay on the streets until they usher in 2019 after midnight, local time.

Voters in Congo report suppression, irregularities and flooding in historic election
Election

Voters in Congo report suppression, irregularities and flooding in historic election

Vote counting has begun, but the election commission says provisional results will be announced in a week and definitive ones by January 15.

  • by Max Bearak
Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed
Terrorism

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Officials did not say whether the suspects were connected to the attack near the pyramids, but said three raids across the country took place simultaneously.