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Beijing – China has objected to the Dalai Lama meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month, saying the talks had negatively impacted ties between the Asian neighbours. ...

Nairobi – The UN has stopped Gambia’s controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, as international pressure grows on the country’s top brass to accept incoming president-elect Adama Barrow. ...

Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo’s volatile political crisis rumbled on Friday after church-led talks were forced into another day, edging closer to the legal limit for President Joseph Kabila to hold on to power. ...

John Mahama Accra — Ghana’s president John Mahama conceded defeat on Friday two days after a hotly contested election, seen as a test for a country generally viewed as a beacon of stability in West Africa. ...

SAMSUNG is updating Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in Europe that are still in use despite a fire risk, to prevent them being charged past 30 percent. ...

Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma Nairobi — The African Union (AU) yesterday called on President Yahya Jammeh to respect the results of The Gambia’s election in which he initially conceded defeat before changing his mind and rejecting the loss. ...

US President Barack Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to investigate Russian cyber attacks as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) concluded that Russia moved deliberately to help elect Donald Trump as president, not just to undermine the US political process more generally. ...

Kano — Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeast, the emergency service said. ...

Geneva — Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13 000 people, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. The violence has been concentrated in the country’s southeast, where members of the Ninja Nsiloulou militia have battled the army, according to UNHCR. ...

Supporters of US President-elect Donald Trump have moved the courts to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. ...