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Investigative Journalist shot dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in Accra. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose investigation led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries

Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue

Burkina Faso's army chief was sacked on Thursday as the armed forces struggle to put a stop to jihadist attacks in the west African nation. Major General Oumarou Sadou was replaced by General Moise Minoungou, according to a presidential decree read on public television. For three years Burkina Faso has faced increasingly

DRC Election: France casts doubt at the emergence of opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi

•Says runner-up is apparent winner France on Thursday challenged the outcome of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was "not consistent" with the results and that his rival Martin Fayulu appeared to have won. In remarks made just hours after the provisional results

Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. Provisional results put him ahead of another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, and the ruling coalition's Emmanuel Shadary. If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo

Gabon closes border with Cameroon after failed Coup

Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon’s border town of Kiossi. Trucks loaded with plantain, cocoyam, groundnuts, and other vegetables sit idle along

Gabon kills two leaders involved in coup attempt

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said. A group of soldiers attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising

Gabon Coup: Attempted military takeover has been quelled–Goverment

Jude Johnson Confusion has continued to train the reported military coup in the Central African country of Gabon as a sspokesperson for the government, Mr. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, said the political situation in the country is "under control", following an attempted military coup. Its was reported earlier that group of junior military

Coup in Gabon as military takes over power

Military has reportedly seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African country of Gabon say they launched a coup "to restore democracy". They took control of the national radio station in the early hours of Monday to read a short

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

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