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Church pulls poll support in Burundi

Burundi's influential Catholic Church said yesterday it was withdrawing support for upcoming elections in the crisis-hit country, dealing a fresh blow to President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to run for a third term.

Security tight for Nigerian presidential inauguration

Security was beefed up in and around Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on Thursday, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president.

Long walks to freedom? Nigerians hit the road for Buhari

When Muhammadu Buhari was elected as Nigeria's next president two months ago, it sparked wild celebrations on the streets that lasted for days, particularly in his northern stronghold.

Burundi opposition says 'impossible' to hold fair elections next week

Burundi's main opposition parties said that the holding of free and fair elections next week was "impossible" and that the result would not be recognised if they take place.

Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in 5 years

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society said yesterday.

Polluters in firing line

If South Africa implements the World Health Organisation's landmark resolutions on air pollution, the government will have to take action against polluting companies, including Eskom.

Blatter takes a battering

Pressure mounted on Fifa president Sepp Blatter yesterday as the corruption scandal engulfing world soccer's governing body drew warnings from major sponsors and criticism from senior Western politicians.