Libya to boycott Arab summit over attacks on flag

Libya’s internationally recognised government said Monday it will boycott an Arab economic summit in Lebanon this weekend after supporters of a Shiite movement in the country attacked its flag.

"We have been forced to boycott this summit and refuse to participate in its work" because Lebanon was unable to guarantee "the appropriate climate" for it, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Libya to boycott Arab summit over attacks on flag
Libya to boycott Arab summit over attacks on flag

Libya to boycott Arab summit over attacks on flag

Libya’s internationally recognised government said Monday it will boycott an Arab economic summit in Lebanon this weekend after supporters of a Shiite movement in the country attacked its flag.

Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote

Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote

Senegal’s Constitutional Court on Monday authorised five candidates, including outgoing head of state Macky Sall, to contest presidential elections next month but blocked two prominent opposition figures.
Russia’s Alrosa diamond company to launch in Zimbabwe

Russia’s Alrosa diamond company to launch in Zimbabwe

Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s leading producer of diamonds, announced Monday it plans to launch in Zimbabwe on the eve of talks in Moscow between the country’s president and Vladimir Putin.
DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo’s Constitutional Court said it would start hearing Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.
Zimbabwe police clash with protesters at fuel rise protests

Zimbabwe police clash with protesters at fuel rise protests

Police fired teargas as angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday, after the government more than doubled the price of fuel over the weekend.
Zimbabweans refuse to help police identify protestors

Zimbabweans refuse to help police identify protestors

Zimbabweans say all they see is Mnangagwa and his son in the pictures that have been distributed by police.
Sudan’s Bashir says protests will fail to change government

Sudan’s Bashir says protests will fail to change government

Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as crowds of supporters cheered him at a rally in war-torn Darfur.
WATCH: Looting and chaos in Zimbabwe as angry protesters react to massive fuel hike

WATCH: Looting and chaos in Zimbabwe as angry protesters react to massive fuel hike

Demonstrators are barricaded roads, burning tyres and throwing rocks, but Mnangagwa warned that government will ‘respond appropriately’.
African Union wants to create real-life Wakanda in Zimbabwe and Zambia

African Union wants to create real-life Wakanda in Zimbabwe and Zambia

An ambitious project will attempt to entice Africans to ‘come home’ and lend their skills to African development.
Sudan protests ‘will not change government’: Bashir

Sudan protests ‘will not change government’: Bashir

Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur.
SADC calls for recount in DRC amid vote-rigging allegations

SADC calls for recount in DRC amid vote-rigging allegations

The body said similar arrangements in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya had created the ‘necessary stability for durable peace’.
It’s illegal to check your spouse’s phone without permission, Zimbabwe judge rules 

It’s illegal to check your spouse’s phone without permission, Zimbabwe judge rules 

The judge says a cellphone has been the cause of domestic disputes because couples do not respect each other’s rights to privacy.
Sudan death toll rises as protests spread to Darfur

Sudan death toll rises as protests spread to Darfur

The rising number of fatalities from a brutal crackdown by security forces has not stopped protests from spreading.
Ramaphosa heads to Mozambique to meet Nyusi

Ramaphosa heads to Mozambique to meet Nyusi

The president will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest with his Mozambican counterpart.
Soaring sexual violence pushes S.Leone to face ‘rape culture’

Soaring sexual violence pushes S.Leone to face ‘rape culture’

“Mary” was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended.
Algeria’s ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

Algeria’s ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

Dating back centuries, Algeria’s pyramid tombs are unique relics of an ancient era but a dearth of research has left the Jeddars shrouded in mystery.
Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote

Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote

A regional bloc on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a unity government in the wake of disputed elections while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

Sudan protesters urge Darfur demos as new rallies planned

A group organising anti-government protests across Sudan vowed to stage new demonstrations on Sunday, including for the first time in the war-torn region of Darfur.
Petrol prices in Zimbabwe more than double

Petrol prices in Zimbabwe more than double

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the crippling hike just after midnight on Sunday. 
12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said Friday.
Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.
Catholic Church rejects DRC electoral outcome as allegations of vote rigging spread

Catholic Church rejects DRC electoral outcome as allegations of vote rigging spread

The church said his win did not reflect the data of the 40,000 observers it had stationed at polling stations across the country.
Nigerian security forces say they have expelled Boko Haram from Baga

Nigerian security forces say they have expelled Boko Haram from Baga

The military had repeatedly denied that the group had captured the town and dislodged soldiers.
DR Congo divided over opposition chief’s election

DR Congo divided over opposition chief’s election

With DR Congo still reeling from the disputed victory of opposition challenger Felix Tshisekedi, the nation’s attention turned Friday to the results of the legislative elections to see who will control parliament for the next five years.
US wants ‘clarification’ on DR Congo vote results, urges calm

US wants ‘clarification’ on DR Congo vote results, urges calm

The United States on Thursday demanded “clarification” over the result of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s much-troubled election, which handed victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.
Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack

Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack

The UN has said more than 30,000 people had sought refuge in the garrison town of Monguno and the Borno state capital, Maidugur.

 

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