Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to 300 – funerals continue

Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to 300 – funerals continue

The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country whirled from the deadliest sin ...

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Jean Ping’s home seized over defamation – Gabon

Jean Ping’s home seized over defamation – Gabon

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping's home was seized by the state on Friday. On Friday a judicial officer Friday tendered a “seizure of property and a dozen cars” notice to Gabo ...

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Weah and Boakai heading to a run-off in Liberia

Weah and Boakai heading to a run-off in Liberia

Former football star Senator George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off as nearly all the results Liberia’s presidential elections have been declared. T ...

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Kenya court rules IEBC must allow another candidate in poll re-run

Kenya court rules IEBC must allow another candidate in poll re-run

A Kenyan High Court has ruled that the election board should include another candidate in presidential poll re-run ordered by the Supreme Court. Ekuru Aukot, polled less than 1 pe ...

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11 confirmed dead in #DurbanStorm

11 confirmed dead in #DurbanStorm

Police Search and Rescue teams, EMS and members of private rescue and paramedics services have been working round the clock to try to minimise the human cost of the storm that hit ...

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Vote counting on-going as Liberians await initial poll results

Vote counting on-going as Liberians await initial poll results

Vote counting is underway in Liberia where large number of voters turned out on Tuesday to vote for a new president and lawmakers. The National Elections Commission (NEC) in its l ...

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Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, withdraws from elections

Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, withdraws from elections

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August's presidential election that is scheduled for October 26. Odinga has r ...

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Kenyan forces ‘killed 35 in August poll protests’

Kenyan forces ‘killed 35 in August poll protests’

At least 37 people were killed in a police crackdown in protests immediately after Kenya’s 8 August election, the country’s human rights watchdog said. In three days of violence, ...

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Liberians head to polls today

Liberians head to polls today

Millions of Liberians will vote today to elect a new president and legislators in the country’s third election since the end of the civil war in 2003. Africa’s first female presid ...

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Uganda celebrates 55 years of independence – 55 events since 1962

Uganda celebrates 55 years of independence – 55 events since 1962

In acknowledgement of 55 years of modern day Uganda, Makamba Online brings you a selection of 55 events that have defined Uganda’s social, economic and political life since winnin ...

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