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Yaya Toure to miss Ivory Coast international comeback for family reasons

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has pulled out of two friendly internationals over the next week for “family reasons,” the Manchester City player said on Thursday, putting his long-awaited Ivory Coast comeback on hold.   Toure, who turns 35 in May, was named last week in a 24-man squad for matches ...

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South Africa police say Zuma could be summoned this week

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last week said it would seek to prosecute Zuma on 16 charges, including fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering. Zuma could not be reached for comment on Sunday. He has repeatedly denied the allegations. A court appearance would be a dramatic development on a continent ...

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Ethiopia rearrests opposition leaders, journalists during ‘prisoner release’ celebrations

The Ethiopian government is being blasted by human rights and press freedom activists after it rearrested bloggers and opposition leaders that it had released a few weeks ago. Andualem Aragie, leader of Ethiopian opposition UDJ party, journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesgen Desalegn, bloggers Befeqadu Hailu and Zelalem Workagegnehu were arrested on Sunday ...

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Former Somali president denied U.S. visa under Trump travel ban

The former president of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has reportedly been denied a visa to the United States of America where he was scheduled to deliver a lecture on Tuesday March 27, titled ‘Somalia the Crossroads: Opportunities and Challenges post civil war’. Mohamud who was head of state of ...

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Deported opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna returns to Kenya today

Deported Kenyan opposition lawyer, Miguna Miguna, will be returning to the country today, following court orders that reversed his controversial deportation to Canada last month. Miguna was deported to Canada on February 6, 2018 after being dramatically arrested for his role in the mock swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the ...

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Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo is named ‘Favorite African Star’ by Nickelodeon

Ugandan entertainer Eddy Kenzo has scooped a second international award in one week, following his win at the 2018 Kid’s Choice Awards organized by Nickelodeon. Eddy Kenzo was announced winner of the ‘Favourite African Star’ category beating off stiff competition from South Africans, the rapper Cassper Nyovest and athlete Caster ...

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President Sisi votes as polls open in Egypt

Polls opened at 9 a.m. Local time (0700GMT), on the first of three days of voting. Sisi cast his vote in Cairo as the polls opened, state TV reported. The authorities in Egypt are keen to secure the polls, in the hopes that a high voter turnout will enhance the ...

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How Nasa Chiefs plan to fight Raila

Nasa leaders have ganged up against Opposition Chief Raila Odinga to “teach him a political lesson” in what promises to be a nasty and gruelling political duel.Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula has now declared that he will not take back the Senate Minority leadership position and for the first time blamed ...

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