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Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar qualify for first ever finals

A goal from Thailand-based Njiva Rakotoharimalala sent Madagascar to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals. The 26-year-old midfielder scored the only goal of the game just before half-time as the Malagasy beat visiting Equatorial Guinea. The result puts Madagascar on ten points in Group A to guarantee them a place in Cameroon next year. Senegal will join them ...

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Oil slips before supply data while U.S.-Saudi tension simmers

Oil retreated before weekly U.S. inventory data even as the disappearance of a critic of the Saudi Arabian regime threatened to spark a diplomatic crisis. Crude in New York dropped 0.8 percent. U.S. stockpiles probably rose by 1.25 million barrels last week, the longest streak of gains since March 2017 if confirmed by government data Wednesday. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of ...

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UN issues DR Congo Ebola warning

The United Nations is warning that fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is hampering efforts to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus which has killed 24 people in the past week. Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, said an upsurge in fighting among rebel groups in North Kivu province was increasing the ...

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Mogadishu Bombings: Man Executed On Somalia Blast Anniversary

A man convicted of involvement in the deadliest bomb attack in Somalia’s history has been executed on the first anniversary of the blast. Hassan Adan Isak drove one of the vehicles involved in the attack on the capital, Mogadishu, a court ruled. Nearly 600 people were killed when a truck filled with explosives was detonated at one of the busiest ...

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Suicide bombers kill at least sixteen in southern Somali city

At least 16 people were killed in a double suicide attack on a restaurant and coffee shop in Baidoa town in southwest Somalia. According to Muktar Adan, a police official in the provincial capital Baidoa, the number of confirmed deaths from the two explosions is 16 and about 20 other people have been injured, some seriously. Nine people were killed ...

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Probe into 1994 Rwanda president killing risks termination-source

A French prosecutor has recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials, including the defence minister, who were being investigated over the death of president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, a judicial source told Reuters. The probe, opened in France in 1998 following demands by relatives of the French crew who died when Habyarimana’s plane was downed, has led to major ...

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19 migrants perish in accident in western Turkey

Nineteen people, including children, were killed when a truck carrying migrants crashed in the western Turkish province of Izmir on Sunday (October 14), private Demiroren news agency reported. The mangled wreckage of the open top truck lay toppled over in a canal, some 20 meters below a highway from which it apparently fell after crashing through a barrier, video and ...

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Angola refutes allegations of killing Congolese migrants

Democratic Republic of Congo/LUANDA (Reuters) – Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation Angolan security forces strongly denied. Angola, the world’s fifth largest diamond producer, has launched an operation in recent weeks to clear tens of thousands of people involved in digging for ...

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Akon’s Akoin wins him ‘Innovator Of The Year’ award

America-born Senegalese artiste, Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, has scooped an award as ‘Innovator Of The Year,’ by the Black Enterprise group during its TechConNext event held recently. The songwriter, singer and producer was awarded in relation to Akoin, a crypto currency project he is undertaking in Africa. His Akon Africa lighting project is more known especially ...

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