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French trial of Equatorial Guinea's VP adjourned

A court in France has adjourned the corruption trial of Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant Vice- President Teodorin Obiang Nguema after his lawyers asked for more time to prepare his defence, AFP reports. 

Girls turn human excreta to clean power in Cameroon

An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda.

Suicide Bomber Kills 2 in Cameroon Market

A suicide bomber in the northern Cameroon town of Mora killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers, an aide to the governor of Far North region said Sunday.

Gambian ambassadors urge Jammeh to step down

Eleven Gambian ambassadors serving in various countries around the world have called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to hand power and congratulate his rival Adama Barrow. 

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF confirms Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections.Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980.
At the party's conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life.

Tanzanian police charge Jamii Forums founder

The co-founder of a Tanzanian whistle-blowing website has been charged with obstructing an investigation after not handing over the details of people who post on the site to the police.