Africa

Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

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CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

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Burundi's president breaks silence on third term, says no-one will stop ruling party 1:29pm BST

BUJUMBURA - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza spoke for the first time on seeking a third term moments after the ruling party nominated him, saying no-one would stop them.

Burundi opponent calls on president to change mind on bid for third term 1:19pm BST

BUJUMBURA - A leading opposition politician said on Saturday the decision by Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term was unconstitutional, called on him to change his mind and urged the international community to press him to do so.

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Air Cote d'Ivoire to spend $200 million over two years 24 Apr 2015

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast's national airline is to invest a total of $200 million (131.78 million pounds) in the next two years and acquire three of Airbus's A319 short-haul jets in its bid to become a regional hub operator, managing director Laurent Loukou told Reuters on Friday.

Western Sahara dispute spills over into nuclear arms meeting - envoys 24 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - A fierce dispute between Morocco and African nations led by Algeria over the speaking rights of Western Sahara's Polisario Front independence movement led to the suspension of a U.N. meeting on nuclear disarmament on Friday, diplomats said.

Suspected Central African Republic rebels kill three in Cameroon raid 24 Apr 2015

YAOUNDE - A suspected group of armed rebels from the Central African Republic killed three people in a village in neighbouring Cameroon and kidnapped seven others, the latest in a spate of cross-border attacks, Cameroon state radio said on Friday.