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Three dead as police, Cairo football fans clash: medics CAIRO: Three people were killed and 20 injured on Sunday when police and supporters of Zamalek football club clashed in Cairo, the health ministry in the Egyptian capital said.The clashes erupted outside a stadium in the city's northeast after fans tried to force their way into the venue to watch a game, the ministry said.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Decision on Nigeria vote delay on Saturday: electoral commission ABUJA: Nigeria's election commission will on Saturday announce whether or not it will postpone national polls set for February 14, a spokesman said. The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, met Nigeria's powerful Council of States on Thursday to discuss the country's readiness for the vote.Concerns have centred on struggles to distribute voter identity cards to 68.8 million registered voters as well as unrest in the northeast, where hundreds of thousands ...
Ex-Mauritius PM Ramgoolam arrested: media reports PORT LOUIS: Police in Mauritius arrested former prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Friday, media reports said, sparking angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.Ramgoolam, 67, who accepted defeat in parliamentary polls in December, was arrested and held in prison for questioning on Friday afternoon, L'Express and Le Mauricien newspapers reported, quoting his lawyer.An AFP reporter said scuffles broke out between his supporters and those of the government on the streets of the ...
Nigeria to keep Feb. 14 presidential election date ABUJA: Nigeria's Council of State has decided to stick with Feb. 14 as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said on Thursday, quashing concerns that the poll may be postponed. National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki caused outrage when he called for a delay last month due to the slow distribution of voter I.D. cards necessary for accreditation at the polls. Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling People's Democratic Party will face ...
Burkina presidential guard ditches call for PM to resign OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso's presidential guard has ditched its call for interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida to resign, after the premier promised Thursday not to dismantle the elite unit, military sources said.During talks in the capital Ouagadougou Zida promised to maintain the presidential security regiment (RSP) after having called for its dissolution in December, several officers told AFP.There was "no question of dissolving the RSP", which would instead be reformed so that it no longer only ...
DR Congo rejects UN ultimatum to sack tainted generals KINSHASA: The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday rejected a United Nations ultimatum for two tainted generals leading an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's east to be replaced."For us, we would only replace someone in the (army high) command if that person had been convicted by our military courts. Yet, no such thing has happened," government spokesman Lambert Mende told a press conference in Kinshasa.The UN's 20,000-strong MONUSCO force had been working with ...
'Even Jesus' would have tripped: spin doctor on Mugabe fall LONDON: Zimbabwean state media and spin doctors rushed Thursday to defend 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe's honour after he fell from a staircase, saying "even Jesus" would have tripped under the circumstances.Mugabe missed a step as he walked off a podium Wednesday at Harare International Airport where he was addressing supporters after returning from Ethiopia where he was elected African Union chairman last week."President Mugabe yesterday tripped over a poorly laid-out carpet at Harare International Airport, ...


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