Africa News Headlines
African Union calls on Congo to delay release of final vote
KINSHASA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.
U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.
UPDATE 3-Trump pulls military plane from Pelosi overseas trip in shutdown fight
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader's suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown.
U.N. members owe $2 bln in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.
Rallying: Qatari Al-Attiyah wins his third Dakar, Toyota's first
LIMA (Reuters) - Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah became a three times Dakar Rally winner on Thursday, taking no risks on the last stage to Lima and finishing with a 46-minute lead, while Australian Toby Price took the motorcycle crown.
Mum on trial for FGM 'used witchcraft' to silence UK police
LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mother accused of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on her 3-year-old daughter tried to silence police with witchcraft spells including one involving cow tongues pierced with nails, a London court heard on Thursday.
UPDATE 1-Sudan protesters, police clash as anti-Bashir unrest widens
KHARTOUM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Stone-throwing Sudanese demonstrators battled security forces in Khartoum on Thursday, witnesses said, and a child and a doctor were reported killed at the start of a fifth week of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year-old rule.
UPDATE 3-Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso after kidnapping
OUAGADOUGOU/TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A Canadian kidnapped this week in a restive region of Burkina Faso has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry said on Thursday, drawing condemnation from the foreign ministers of Canada and Burkina Faso.
UPDATE 6-Zimbabwe charges activist pastor with subversion and incitement
HARARE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire was charged in court on Thursday with subverting the government, punishable by up to 20 years in jail, after violent protests this week that were met by a brutal crackdown from security forces.
UPDATE 1-Gunmen kill Ghanaian journalist who helped expose soccer graft
DAKAR, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gunmen in Ghana killed an investigative journalist who had helped uncover corruption in football, rights groups and his employer said on Thursday.
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