Africa Headlines

  • Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling

    Catholic charity sacked two staff members after allegations of sexual misconduct Britain’s biggest Catholic aid charity, Cafod, has been suspended from an international scheme which aims to protect aid beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse. The £50m-a-year charity has failed an audit by the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI), which vets how charities meet core humanitarian standards, including how complaints against aid workers are handled. It scored zero out of a...

    the Guardian
  • Brazil right-winger would follow Trump's lead on foreign policy

    The far-right front-runner in Brazil's presidential race plans to put foreign policy in the hands of a diplomat who has praised the nationalist agenda of U.S. President Donald Trump that has shaken the global order, an adviser to the candidate said.

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  • Inquiry report urges South Africa's Ramaphosa to fire suspended tax head

    An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane, the suspended head of South Africa's Revenue Service (SARS), issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official.

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  • ICRC names abducted midwife killed in Nigeria

    The Red Cross on Tuesday named a health worker abducted and murdered by her Islamist captors in Nigeria as 24-year-old midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman and said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release.

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  • Ethiopia creates 'Peace Ministry' to tackle violence in sweeping reshuffle

    Ethiopia's prime minister created a new Ministry of Peace and handed half the posts in his cabinet to women in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday as he sought to tackle a wave of ethnic violence.

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  • Inquiry report urges South Africa's Ramaphosa to fire suspended tax head

    An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane, the suspended head of South Africa's Revenue Service (SARS), issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official.

    U.S.
  • Cameroon court hears calls for 'irregular' election to be annulled

    Opposition candidates who say last week's presidential election in Cameroon was marred by fraud had their appeals heard at the country's Constitutional Council on Tuesday.

    U.S.
  • Liberia launches investigation into alleged rapes at US-backed school

    Report details claims that staff member sexually assaulted girls in the care of More Than Me in Monrovia Liberia’s government has announced an immediate investigation into a charity founded by an American woman after allegations that a staff member raped girls in its care. The information ministry said the government is “greatly concerned”. Liberians have expressed outrage after a report last week described the alleged sexual assaults at a branch of the More Than Me charity in the capital,...

    the Guardian
  • Cameroon court hears calls for 'irregular' election to be annulled

    Opposition candidates who say last week's presidential election in Cameroon was marred by fraud had their appeals heard at the country's Constitutional Council on Tuesday.

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  • Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called him a "rogue crown prince" who is jeopardizing relations with the United States.

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  • At least seven killed in train derailment in Morocco

    At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said.

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  • At least seven killed in train derailment in Morocco

    At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said.

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  • Idaho official resigns amid fury over photo posing with baboons he killed

    Blake Fischer resigned after a local paper published a report of a photo of him with a baboon family he hunted in Africa A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. Idaho governor CL “Butch” Otter said in a statement that he asked for and accepted Blake Fischer’s resignation on Monday, three days after the Idaho Statesman newspaper published the first report about a photo of Fischer smiling with four dead baboons...

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  • Inquiry into Libyan rebel's killing threatens to open old wounds

    Eastern Libyan authorities have resumed an investigation into the unexplained killing of a rebel commander in the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, a case that could reopen old wounds.

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  • U.S. military says 60 al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike

    A recent U.S. air strike in Somalia killed about 60 al Shabaab militants in the largest strike against the group in nearly a year, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

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  • Bobi Wine attacks Kanye West over Museveni meeting

    Ugandan opposition MP condemns US rapper’s talks with president as ‘immoral’ Bobi Wine, Uganda’s most prominent opposition leader and former reggae star, has hit out at Kanye West for meeting President Yoweri Museveni at the State House. West is in Uganda with his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, to shoot a video in a game park where the rapper is recording his ninth album in a purpose-built tent. Continue reading...

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  • Parts of troubled Libya get 4G telecoms service

    Libya's state-owned mobile phone operator al-Madar launched the first 4G services in the North African country, a rare investment in a country hit by years of political turmoil and violence.

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  • Student who was gang-raped and murdered in South Africa suffered 'very painful' sexual abuse

    Hannah Cornelius, 21, was carjacked by four men as she was dropping off fellow student Cheslin Marsh, 22, at his flat in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, after a night out in May, 2017.

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