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South Africa protests to Rwanda over Lindiwe Sisulu slur

South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy inPretoria after a Rwandan pro-government news site reportedly called a key minister a “prostitute”.

Egypt investigates ‘pyramid nude photo shoot’

Egypt is investigating a video which appears to show a Danish couple scaling the Great Pyramid and posing naked.

DR Congo’s Kabila does not rule out contesting 2023 poll

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after the 23 December poll, but may seek re-election in the future.

Mr Kabila, 47, said he would remain in politics after the poll as “there is still a long journey ahead”.

Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials.

Militia ‘behead two Islamist militants’ in Mozambique

A militia in Mozambique has captured and beheaded two Islamist militants, according to Carta de Moçambique newspaper.

Residents in Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique, are reported to have taken the law into their own hands in retaliation for the sporadic raids and killings carried out by Islamist militant group Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jama, locally known as al-Shabab

Breaking :Zambian president ‘allowed to run for third term’

Zambia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, reports Reuters news agency.

The court found that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit, the agency reports.

Liberia leader orders officials to declare assets

Liberian President George Weah has ordered those officials who are yet to declare their assets to do so in one week “or face punitive action consistent with law”.

He said asset declaration under his regime “will be enforced to the letter and there will be no sacred cows”.

Kenyan farmers give animals antibiotics to save money

A Kenyan trend in farmers giving their animals antibiotics has seen some farmers drugging their sick flock instead of going to the vet.

Many farmers avoid veterinary services because they see it as an extra cost.

South Africa mob kills suspected arsonist

A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa’s Alexandra township has been killed by a mob.

He died of his injuries after being taken to hospital following the blaze that broke out on Thursday afternoon.

The fire destroyed more than 500 shacks, leaving hundreds homeless. Police are yet to determine the cause.

Burundi government orders UN human rights office out of its country

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.

The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit the message to the rights council’s High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet in Geneva.

Ex-Burkina leader’s brother faces extradition

François Compaoré was known as the “little president” when his brother was in powerImage caption: François Compaoré was known as the “little president” when his brother was in power

A court in France has agreed to the extradition of François Compaoré, brother of Burkina Faso’s ousted leader Blaise Compaoré.

Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said.

The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials told state radio.

This was robbing the utility of cash for extending power supply, they said.

Interpol, regional police chiefs to track returning ISIS fighters

Police chiefs from Interpol and Eastern Africa countries are meeting in Kampala to build a database to identify, profile and disrupt terrorists entering the region after fighting in foreign countries such as Iraq and Syria.
The Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth-Ochola, said in his speech read by Assistant Inspector General of Police Fred Yiga, that police should ensure that foreign fighters are apprehended before they join local extremist groups.

Nigeria ‘cattle thieves’ kill police officers

Suspected cattle thieves in north-western Nigeria have killed at least 17 police officers – in one of the deadliest incidents for the police in several years.

The clashes followed an ambush on a police patrol convoy in a remote area of Zamfara state where armed cattle rustlers frequently attack villages, carrying out mass killings and abductions as well as stealing livestock.

Court in Cameroon drops charges against opposition supporters

A court in the Cameroonian city of Douala has dropped charges against 52 opposition supporters who had been protesting against the re-election of 85-year old President Paul Biya.
Opposition candidate Maurice Kamto of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) party, disputes the official results, alleging widespread fraud.
The activists had been in detention since October, all expect Barrister Michelle Ndoki, a senior MRC official.

US reopens diplomatic mission in Somalia after 28-year closure

The US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years.

The state department said the “historic event” reflected the progress the east African nation had made.

Ambassador Donald Yamamoto is heading the embassy in Mogadishu. Previously it had been based in Nairobi, Kenya.