Africa today at a glance

President Robert Mugabe. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Zimbabwe military denies coup

Zimbabwe's army denies it had staged a coup after taking over the state broadcaster early Wednesday amid reports President Robert Mugabe was under house arrest.
DRC nationwide protest

Opposition groups stage nationwide protests against delayed presidential elections, due to take place this year, until December 2018. The UN has urged DR Congo's government not to respond violently against peaceful demonstrations.

Kenya poll petition

The petition Challenging the re-election of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta continues at the Supreme Court in Nairobi.

Equatorial Guinea poll outcome

Portuguese speaking countries bloc praises Equatorial Guinea whose preliminary parliamentary election results show a 97 per cent win by the party of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader

Somaliland counts votes

The self-proclaimed state of Somaliland awaits the outcome of a presidential election held on Monday, hoping to continue a series of democratic transitions of power that sets it apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia.

Egypt host ministers

The Foreign ministers of countries neighbouring Libya meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

More CAR peacekeepers

The UN Security Council to adopt a draft resolution that will beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops.

UN discusses Sudan

The UN Security Council discusses the peacekeeping mission in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

'Inhumane' European Union

The United Nations criticises as "inhuman" the European Union policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons.

Nigeria sues Shell

Shell taken to court by Nigerian federal government over allegedly undeclared oil shipment worth $406.8 million oil shipment.

Should S. Africa grant Robert Mugabe asylum?

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