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  • S.Africa’s under fire Zuma to address nation

    SOUTH AFRICA, Feb 11 - Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation Thursday against a background of concerted efforts in the courts, parliament and on the streets to throw him out of office. A scandal over public money spent on his private residence... Read more

  • Uganda presidential hopeful promises Idi Amin museum

    KAMPALA, Feb 11 - A top challenger in next week's Ugandan presidential election has promised to repatriate the remains of dictator Idi Amin and build a museum in his honour, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister and ex-ruling party stalwart... Read more

  • UN wants to send experts for Burundi mass graves probe

    BURUNDI, Feb 11 - The United Nations wants to send independent forensics experts to Burundi to help authorities investigate allegations of mass graves in the strife-torn country, a senior official said Wednesday. After a government security crackdown in December, witnesses... Read more

  • Ugandan opposition general to miss polls in jail

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 9 - A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni was denied bail on Tuesday, days before elections in which the veteran leader is seeking to extend his 30-year rule. General David Sejusa, 61, has denied all charges against... Read more

  • Children starving amid ‘alarming’ Somalia drought: UN

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb 8 - Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country. "The level of malnutrition, especially among children,... Read more