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Zimbabwe court upholds President Mnangagwa's election win

Zimbabwe court upholds President Mnangagwa's election win

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's win in last month's polls has been upheld by Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court.

The opposition MDC Alliance had brought the legal challenge saying the vote was  marred by "mammoth theft and fraud", but this was rejected by the court.

Delivering the verdict, Chief Justice Luke Malaba called allegations of tampering "bold and unsubstantiated".

Travel ban on Equatorial Guinea MPs

Travel ban on Equatorial Guinea MPs

Parliamentarians in Equatorial Guinea have been banned from travelling outside the country unless the trip is authorised by Vice-President Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the son of the president.

A reporter with the AFP news agency obtained the letter which was sent last month to lawmakers and it says the measure has been put in place on grounds of national interest.

Wenger gets hero's welcome in Liberia

Wenger gets hero's welcome in Liberia

Arsenal's former manager Arsène Wenger has arrived in Liberia ahead of an award ceremony today when he is due to receive the country's highest honour.

Wenger was President George Weah's first European football coach and brought him to Monaco in 1988.

The president is the only African to have won the Fifa World Player of the Year award.

Islamic State imposes taxes in parts of Somalia

Islamic State imposes taxes in parts of Somalia

Islamic State militants have imposed heavy taxes on traders and companies in north-east Somalia in what seems to be an attempt to match revenue collection tactics of rival Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

The group has also increased attacks against government forces in southern Somalia, a development that may have informed its move to impose taxes in the semi-autonomous north-eastern state of Puntland.

Sierra Leone's ex-vice-president in court over graft

Sierra Leone's ex-vice-president in court over graft

Sierra Leone’s former Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh and two former ministers, Mohamed Allie Bah and Minkailu Mansaray, have appeared before a high court on corruption charges.

The charges relate to the misappropriation of public funds during the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca last year.

They all plead not guilty and have been released on bail.

Election nominations open in Nigeria

Election nominations open in Nigeria
Nominations for Nigeria's forthcoming presidential elections are under way and political parties are now free to hold primaries to select candidates, the electoral commission confirms.
It comes at a time when the governing APC party is grappling with a wave of mass defections by senior politicians.
The political parties in Nigeria have until 7 October to present candidates for the February 2018 general election.

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in north-east Nigeria, killing several people.

Reports on the death toll in Mailari, Borno state, differed. A local militia leader said six people had died but a survivor said up to 19 were killed.
The militants ransacked and looted the village for two hours before leaving, witnesses added.

South Africa appoints new acting prosecutor

South Africa appoints new acting prosecutor

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Silas Ramaite as acting chief prosecutor.

He replaces Shaun Abrahams, who left office after the country's top court ruled on Monday that he was not validly appointed and was a beneficiary of former President Jacob Zuma's abuse of power.

Burundi to ban plastic bags by 2020

Burundi to ban plastic bags by 2020

In 2020, Burundi will join a growing number of African countries to have banned fake bags.

President Pierre Nkurunziza issued a decree on Monday prohibiting the "manufacture, import, storage, sale and use of all plastic bags and other plastic packaging", according to a presidential order.

 

Two farmers stoned to death in Ethiopia

Two farmers stoned to death in Ethiopia

Police in Ethiopia say two members of the Tigrayan ethnic group have been stoned to death in the Oromia region.

The two farmers, who had lived in the area for decades, are said to have been killed by protesting youths.

Some of the attackers have been arrested while others are on the run.

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