Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

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Gambia's Exiled President Accused of Massive Public Theft

Gambia's government used a court order Monday to seize assets belonging to exiled former President Yahya Jammeh.They include nearly 90 bank accounts and 14 companies linked to Jammeh.Justice Ministe ...

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.It ...

Congo breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville on Monday estimated at over $58m.The investment from China's government was cr ...

ANC asks Public Protector to probe DA birthday party funding

Cape Town - The African National Congress in the Western Cape has asked Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to probe the funding of two Western Cape MECs' birthday parties.The party in the province ...

Five Bok squad posers for under-pressure Coetzee

Johannesburg - Under-pressure South Africa coach Allister Coetzee names his first squad of the year Tuesday for a three-Test home series against France during June.The 53-year-old had a calamitous f ...

Gambias Jammeh stole $50m, assets frozen: minister

Banjul - The Gambia's justice minister said on Monday that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation."Pre ...

Tunisian protester accidentally killed in south: ministry

Tunis - A young protester was killed on Monday after a police vehicle "accidentally" ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry said." ...

Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters at pumping station

Tunis - Security forces on Monday fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to storm a gas and oil installation in southern Tunisia, local radio stations said.Residents have been camping outside th ...

Election season offers a reminder that Kenya remains deeply sexist

A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections.Reuters/Goran TomasevicKenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. W ...

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Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic Growth in Africa

DAKAR - Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the g

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The jungle book 2016

Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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