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Africanews is an all-news channel based out of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo. The news channel is a subsidiary of France-based euronews and began broadcasting online, TV and via Satellite on 20 April 2016.

Congo: General Dabira sentenced to five years in prison

An officer of the Congolese army, General Norbert Dabira was on Saturday sentenced to five years in prison for threatening state security. "The court...

Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered

*Cuban officials have recovered one of two black boxes from the passenger plane carrying 110 people which crashed near Havana airport.* Cuban Transport Minister,...

Survivors mourn Texas school shooting victims

A prayer vigil was held in Texas on Friday (May 18) after a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire...

Cuba plane crash: At least 100 dead

Three people have been found alive, but in critical condition, following the crash of a Boeing 737 airplane with 104 passengers on board...

Kenya power company sued for over-billing consumers

Kenyan lawyer Apollo Mboya is fighting the nation's sole electricity distributor. He has filed a precedent-setting suit against Kenya power to challenge alleged...

DRC Red cross buries victim of ebola to prevent spread of...

A victim of the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been buried by the Red Cross. The society says this...

Egypt opens Gaza border for Ramadan after protesters killed

*Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has taken the rare decision to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire holy month...

DRC ebola outbreak not yet an international emergency-WHO

The World Health Organization on Friday said an ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health...

Ebola outbreak worsens; new case confirmed in urban area

The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC has entered “a new phase” after a case of the deadly...

Burundi votes in controversial referendum

Burundi’s longest-serving president, Pierre Nkurunziza may rule until 2034 if the country votes YES in a controversial referendum to approve constitutional changes to...

World Cup 2018: Sadio Mané leads Senegal’s 23-man squad

Senegal has unveiled its 23 -man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The West African nation will be led by star...

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia create a scientific c’ttee on mega-dam built...

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to create a scientific committee dedicated to the mega-dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, thus...

Guinea govt resigns ahead of planned cabinet reshuffle

The government of Guinea resigned on Thursday ahead of a planned cabinet reshuffle, a day after opposition parties suspended protests over disputed polls. Prime...

Royal wedding: Harry and Meghan at Windsor castle for rehearsal behind...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at Windsor Castle on Thursday to rehearse for their wedding. The soon-to-be married couple will be practising their...

DR Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak

*Congolese and U.N. officials were racing on Thursday to prevent a runaway Ebola outbreak in Congo, working out the logistics of keeping newly...

Colourful Traditional Wedding, Africa’s Biggest Celebration [Travel]

The whole world is preparing for the spectacle that the royal wedding is bound to be. Prince Harry and former American actress, Meghan Markle...

A synoptic look of the Cameroonian economy [Business Africa]

Cameroon's government launched an "ECMR 5.5% net" bond loan in 2016 on the Doula Stock Exchange.… READ MORE : <a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/17/a-synoptic-look-of-the-cameroonian-economy-business-africa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/17/a-synoptic-look-of-the-cameroonian-economy-business-africa Africanews...

Kenya’s president signs cybercrimes law opposed by media rights groups

*Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a new law on Wednesday that outlaws the abuse of people on social media but which critics say...

Ethiopia meeting diffuses tension over dam project, leaders to meet every...

*A meeting between the Ethiopian prime minister and the Egyptian foreign affairs minister has diffused the tension that had been brewing over the...

DR Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak

*The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines to combat an outbreak suspected to have killed 20 people arrived in Congo’s capital Kinshasa...

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