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Ethiopia: One killed in an air strike on Tigray capital

In the latest development, one person has been killed in an air strike in the […]

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Ethiopia rejects UN report on possible crimes against humanity in Tigray

Did the Ethiopian National Defense force and the Tigray’s people liberation front fighters commit violations […]

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Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

US special envoy for the Horn of Africa condemns the crossing of Eritrean troops into […]

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Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak after man dies of virus

Uganda confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District (center of the […]

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What stagnated the Ethiopia peace process?

The Ethiopian forces and Tigrayan rebels failed to progress in peace talks during a five-month […]

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Ethiopian forces possibly committed ‘war crime’ in Tigray: UN

The UN’s International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia says it had found evidence […]

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Ethiopia: Fighting reported in Amhara region despite peace pleas

The Ethiopian government has announced that it will act against the government of the Democratic […]

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Tigray rebels ready to continue advancing in northern Ethiopia

The rebels in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say they are open to negotiations with the federal […]

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Angola’s MPLA ruling party wins elections and the presidency

The party of incumbent Joao Lourenco won 51.17% of the vote against 43.95% for the […]

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Madagascar police shoot 18 dead in albino kidnap protest: Medic

Since 2020, there have been more than a dozen abductions, attacks, and murders of people […]

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Ethiopia: Four killed, including two children in Tigray Airstrike

At least four people, including two children, were killed and nine wounded Friday in an […]

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Angola polls: Ruling party takes huge lead in the presidential race

The MPLA remains in power in Angola. According to provisional figures announced by the National […]

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Somalia president vows ‘all-out war’ against Al-Shabaab

At sunset on Friday last week in Somalia’s capital, an evening at a hotel turned […]

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Ethiopia: Addis Ababa residents react to news of the resumption of fighting in Tigray

The international community was concerned on Thursday, the day after the resumption of fighting in […]

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UN calls for ceasefire amid renewed fighting in northern Ethiopia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for a ceasefire after renewed fighting erupted around the Tigray […]

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Ethiopia unveils plan to end the war, calls for a ceasefire with Tigray rebels

The spokesperson for the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday, that the 7-member peace committee […]

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Sudan: Protesters renew demands for civilian rule in the capital Khartoum

Sudanese security forces on Thursday fired tear gas at thousands who took to the streets […]

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Torrential rain, and floods in Sudan kill 77 and destroy 14,500 homes

The United Nations estimates that 136,000 people have been affected so far – and that […]

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Mali accuses France of sending weapons to armed groups

In a letter to the UN, a Malian official accuses France of arming non-state actors, […]

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Ethiopia government proposes a plan for peace in war-torn Tigray

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front dismisses the move and says the gov’t is engaged in […]

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Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color, says WHO chief

WHO chief says the situation in the northern Ethiopia region is the ‘worst humanitarian crisis […]

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Ethiopian rebels propose humanitarian truce amid drought

An Ethiopian rebel group has proposed a humanitarian truce to facilitate assistance to hungry people […]

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Egypt’s central bank governor resigns amid economic woes

Egypt’s central bank governor resigned Wednesday as the country struggles to address its economic woes. […]

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US sanctions 3 senior Liberian officials for alleged corruption

Nathaniel McGill, Sayma Syrenius Cephus, and Bill Twehway are being sanctioned for their involvement in […]

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Liberia: President Weah suspends govt officials named in new US sanctions

Three Liberian officials named in imposed US sanctions on Monday have been suspended by President […]

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Now that Ruto is Kenya’s president-elect, what happens next?

Legal battles and political intrigue are expected in the coming days, now that William Ruto […]

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William Ruto wins Kenyan presidential election

William Ruto was declared the winner of the neck-and-neck race to lead the East African […]

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Egypt’s pyramid of Cheops explored in virtual reality in Paris

Wander in the bowels of the pyramid of Cheops, along the Nile on a dugout, […]

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Burkina: NGOs denounce “extrajudicial executions of more than 40 people”

Two human rights organizations have denounced the “summary and extrajudicial executions” of “more than 40″ […]

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Sudan: More than 50 dead from floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains

Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 50 people and […]

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Calls for peace in Kenya as presidential race tightens

Kenyans prayed for peace Sunday as they waited anxiously for the final outcome of a […]

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Mali’s army says 17 soldiers, 4 civilians killed in Tessit attack

Military says ‘complex and coordinated attack’ in country’s south likely carried out by ISIL-affiliated group. […]

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From al-Shabab to the cabinet: Somalia’s move fuels debate

Mukhtar Robow, formerly a leader of the rebel group, has been appointed as a minister. […]

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Chad military govt agrees to launch peace talks with opposition

Chad’s military government has signed a peace deal with more than 40 opposition groups to […]

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London’s Horniman Museum to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in southeast London said that it would transfer a collection […]

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‘We’re also starving’: Ethiopia’s Afar says aid only going to Tigray

From a makeshift camp below a road in the Afar region, Abdu Robso, a pastoralist […]

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Somalia names former al-Shabab spokesperson as religion minister

The co-founder and former spokesperson for al-Shabab have been under house arrest since 2018. Somalia’s […]

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EU and US envoys urge Ethiopia to restore services in Tigray

The northern region has been struggling to cope with food shortages and no access to […]

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Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in a US drone strike

US President Joe Biden says ‘justice has been delivered after the al-Qaeda leader was located […]

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Sudan detects the first case of monkeypox in Darfur

Sudan has detected the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in the Darfur region. […]

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Ethiopia athletics chief urges govt to ease access to Tigray

Ethiopia’s athletics boss on Thursday urged the federal government to ease access to the war-torn […]

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Sudan forces kill at least 1 during protests – Doctors group

Sudanese security forces killed at least one person while violently dispersed anti-coup protesters Tuesday in […]

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Suicide bombing in Somalia kills at least 11 including local official

Witnesses say at least 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up […]

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Ethiopia: Lavrov meets govt leaders in Addis, attacks global reliance on US dollar

Russia’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday criticized the reliance of the global economy on the US […]

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France’s Macron in Benin to discuss security and culture

President Macron continues with his visit to three African countries to improve relations with former […]

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WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency amid a surge in cases

WHO declares the monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries a ‘public health emergency of […]

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Al-Qaeda affiliate claims deadly Mali attack

At least one soldier was killed and six other people were wounded in the attack […]

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Bus plunges into Kenyan river valley, kills 34 people: Reports

Kenya’s transport regulator has ordered the bus operator to suspend operations pending an investigation into […]

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Somalia’s PM was given 10 more days to form a government

Somalia’s parliament agreed on Monday to give Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre more time to […]

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The US says it killed two al-Shabab fighters in a Somalia air raid

US Africa Command says the strike in the southern Lower Juba region was carried out […]

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Over 20 rebel groups suspend participation in Chad peace talks

The move comes as a number of groups accuse the government of ‘harassment, intimidation, threats, […]

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Things to know about the dreaded Marburg virus disease

As cases are reported in Ghana, here’s a look at the disease, its symptoms, and […]

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Ghana declares first outbreak of highly infectious Marburg virus

Ghana Health Service says it is working to reduce the risks of the virus spreading, […]

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UN to probe killing of children in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique

Israel left off the UN ‘blacklist’ intended to shame countries into implementing measures to protect […]

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Egypt: Suez Canal announces record $7bn profit in 2021-2022

The Suez Canal on Monday announced a record profit of $7 billion (about 6.7 billion […]

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Somalia authorizes first foreign banks in decades

Somalia announced Sunday that it has granted banking licenses to two foreign institutions, opening the […]

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Burkina Faso: At least 27 dead in two attacks by suspected jihadists

At least 27 people were killed over the weekend in Burkina Faso in two separate […]

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Two European tourists killed by shark in Egypt

Two tourists: an Austrian and a Romanian woman, have been killed by a shark near […]

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Ecowas lifts Mali sanctions, agrees on Burkina transition

Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered to assess efforts to […]

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Protests over economic woes enter the second day in Ghana

Demonstrators in Ghana’s capital have gathered for the second day of protests against spiraling inflation […]

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AU: Ethiopia and Sudan should refrain from military action

The head of the AU Commission has called for “restraint, calm and dialogue” as the border […]

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Ethiopian and Sudanese troops clash in al-Fashaga

Ethiopian and Sudanese forces have clashed at the disputed al-Fashaga border area following the alleged […]

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Bomb Explosions Rock Ethiopian City

There have been bomb blasts in four separate places in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir […]

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Sudan’s military strikes disputed region bordering Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s officials said Sudan’s armed forces fired during clashes in the disputed region of al-Fashaqa. […]

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Ethiopia denies role in border killings as Sudan recalls ambassador

Sudan has recalled its envoy to Addis Ababa and summoned Ethiopia’s ambassador in protest at […]

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Ethiopia selects team for Tigray peace talks

The Ethiopian government says it has created a seven-member committee to hold peace talks with […]

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Sudan: Abdel-Fattah Burhan visits Al Fashaqa after seven of his soldiers were killed by Ethiopia

General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, visited Al Fashaqa in the east […]

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Sudan recalls envoy to Ethiopia after execution of seven soldiers

Sudan will summon back its ambassador to Ethiopia immediately for consultations following the killing of […]

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Germany returns artifacts seized from Africa during the colonial reign

riceless artifacts removed and looted from African nations during Germany’s colonial period will be permanently […]

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Sudan accuses Ethiopia of executing Sudanese soldiers

Sudan’s military has accused the Ethiopian army of executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian […]

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Government not helping us – Ethiopia attack survivors

Survivors of deadly attacks in western Ethiopia say they are not getting sufficient support in […]

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Prince Charles tells of ‘personal sorrow’ at slavery

Prince Charles has expressed his “personal sorrow” at the suffering caused by slavery. At the […]

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Tigray forces deny blocking aid to northern Ethiopia

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the northern Tigray region, has denied claims […]

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EU pledges $630m to Africa, Caribbean and others for food crisis

The European Union has pledged 600 million euros ($630m) to help vulnerable nations weather a […]

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Burkina junta leader holds talks with overthrown president

The head of Burkina Faso’s junta has met the president he overthrew in a coup […]

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Malawi president strips deputy of powers over corruption

Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday relieved his Vice President Saulos Chilima of all delegated […]

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EU urges Ethiopia to lift fuel restrictions on Tigray

The European Union has urged Ethiopia’s government to lift restrictions on fuel supplies to the […]

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East African leaders back deployment of a regional force to Congo

East African leaders agreed Monday to set up a regional force to try to end […]

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ECOWAS stabilization force deployed in troubled Guinea Bissau

A bloc of West African nations began deploying a stabilization force to Guinea-Bissau Monday after […]

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More than 100 civilians killed in Mali attacks: Gov’t

More than 100 civilians have been killed in attacks by suspected armed rebels in central […]

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Sudan’s wheat harvest is at risk of going to waste

Sudan’s wheat harvest is at risk of going to waste after the country’s cash-strapped government backed out […]

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More than 100 killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region: Witnesses

More than 100 people, mostly from the Amhara ethnic group, have been killed in an […]

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Belgium hands over DR Congo independence hero’s tooth to family

Belgian authorities have handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese […]

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Eastern DRC students build cars using waste material

On a Goma factory floor, east of DRC, students are busy at their working stations. […]

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Mali’s withdrawal from G5 Sahel effective from June 30

One month after Mali said it would withdraw from the G5 Sahel alliance, the country’s […]

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One-third of Sudan’s population faces hunger crisis: UN

More than 30 percent of Sudan’s people are currently facing a food crisis because of […]

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DRC closes Rwanda border after soldier is shot dead during an attack

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has closed its border with Rwanda after a […]

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Ethiopia’s Abiy says the body formed to negotiate with Tigray rebels

The Ethiopian leader says the committee will have 10 to 15 days to work on […]

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Coca Cola inaugurates its ‘mega’ factory in Ethiopia

Coca Cola has inaugurated its new ‘mega factory’ in Sebta City in Ethiopia. The $100 […]

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Deadly malnutrition in Ethiopia’s Afar region – MSF

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it is witnessing concerning signs of a growing […]

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Burkina Faso: Soldier and civilian killed in gold mine attack

A Burkinabe soldier and a civilian were killed Thursday morning in an attack on a […]

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Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for abuses in DR Congo

Philippe is the first Belgian official to express regret for atrocities inflicted on the Congolese, […]

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Mozambique elected to join UN Security Council

The UN General Assembly has elected Mozambique as a non-permanent member of the UN Security […]

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US and Saudi envoys break talks deadlock in Sudan

Sudan’s former main ruling civilian coalition has begun informal talks with the military mediated by […]

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Ethiopia stun Egypt in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ethiopia stunned six-time African champions Egypt with a 2-0 win in 2023 Africa Cup of […]

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DR Congo: Belgian king arrives in Kinshasa for first official visit

The Democratic Republic of Congo DRC has welcomed Belgium’s King Philippe in what is a […]

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Somalia swears in Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President

Somalia’s newly-elected president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, used his inauguration speech on Thursday to appeal to […]

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Analysis: Why are Rwanda and DRC having another diplomatic spat?

The current diplomatic spat seems to have been triggered by fighting between M23 and state […]

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South Africa’s president sued for alleged “kidnapping” and “corruption”

A former senior official of South Africa has an official complaint of “kidnapping” and “corruption” […]

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Hundreds demonstrate against the UN in Sudan

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied Wednesday in front of the United Nations mission in the […]

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132 asylum seekers in Rwanda after evacuation from Libya

The asylum seekers are from a variety of African countries including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan […]

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Famine risk worsens in Horn of Africa

The risk of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia keeps getting worse with the prospects […]

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Armed assailants kill about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern […]

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Tigray largest hospital stops services amid crisis

The largest referral hospital in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has suspended its regular operations due to […]

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Eritrean troops shelled school in north Ethiopia

Eritrean forces shelled a town in northern Ethiopia over the weekend, according to internal United […]

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Around 100 dead in clashes between gold miners in Chad

What began as a “mundane dispute between two individuals… degenerated”, Defence Minister Daoud Yaya Brahim […]

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Fire that killed 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital may have been started by short circuit, says minister

A hospital fire that killed 11 newborn babies in Senegal may have been caused by an electrical […]

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Nigeria CDC confirms 21 cases of monkeypox in 2022

Nigeria has confirmed 21 cases of monkeypox since the start of the year with one […]

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Egypt jails former presidential candidate for 15 years

An emergency court in Egypt has sentenced a 2012 presidential candidate, Abdel Moneim Aboul Foutouh, […]

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Egypt unveils major find of 250 sarcophagi and 150 statuettes in Saqqara

Egypt has unveiled a major new archaeological find of 250 sarcophagi, 150 small bronze statues […]

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Ethiopian rights body seeks release of 16 detained journalists

The authorities have justified arrests of media personnel by accusing them of siding with rebels. […]

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Senegal hospital fire: 11 newborn babies die in Tivaouane

Health minister says blaze in neonatology department of Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh hospital in […]

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Hassan Mohamud: The second coming of Somalia’s new president

This Sunday, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud made history as the first person to be elected president […]

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Africa Day harps on nutrition as AU meets in Malabo

Today, May 25, the continent celebrates Africa Day, which marks the anniversary of the signing […]

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Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reappointed as WHO Director General

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was reappointed to a second five-year term on Tuesday by […]

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Ethiopia unhappy over Abiy’s portrayal in Time 100 list

Ethiopia says it is outraged with the way the US magazine, Time, depicted the country’s […]

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Four of eight missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

The dead bodies of four out of eight missing miners have been found at a […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces announce release of thousands of POWs

The Tigray rebel forces fighting Ethiopia’s federal army have said they will release 4,000 prisoners […]

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: Who is Somalia’s new leader?

Somalia’s new President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, is not new to the job. He served as […]

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UN rights chief denounces Christian-Muslim violence in Ethiopia

Michelle Bachelet calls on authorities to conduct independent investigations into the deadly religious violence. The […]

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France puts ex-Rwanda official Bucyibaruta on trial for genocide

Laurent Bucyibaruta is the most senior figure yet to face justice in France over the […]

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Nairobi, Kenya – Victor was the first to be shot. The bullet entered his stomach, exiting […]

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Can Niger become the main Western ally in the Sahel?

Niamey has consistently presented an image of a friendly and reliable partner to the international […]

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Ethiopian police and Muslim worshippers clash in Addis Ababa

The incident occured outside the international stadium in the heart of the capital, during prayers. […]

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Ethiopian Government denies withdrawal of Tigrinyan forces

The Ethiopian government on Thursday denied claims of the announcement of the withdrawal of the […]

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junta forces disperse sit-in at Sudan prison

A solidarity sit-in by relatives of detainees outside Soba Prison in Khartoum was broken up […]

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Al Shabaab militants mount a deadly attack on an African Union base in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists armed with guns and explosives stormed an African Union base in Somalia on […]

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Ancient rock-hewn churches are under threat: why it matters

Ethiopia’s ancient civilizations are believed to date back more than 3,000 years. Many of the country’s most […]

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Hundreds of Protesters Detained, Mistreated

(Nairobi) – Sudan’s security forces have unlawfully detained hundreds of protesters since December 2021 and forcibly disappeared […]

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70 killed, 11 injured in South Sudan violence

At least 72 people have been killed and 11 wounded in a series of intercommunal […]

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Junta Releases Four Anti-Graft Committee Members

Khartoum — Sudanese authorities released four members of the suspended Empowerment Removal Committee (ERC)* from […]

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Lack of Rains in Horn of Africa Affects 20 Million

Nairobi, Kenya — The U.S. government is giving an additional $200 million to support humanitarian […]

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African Union endorses EAC force deployment to DR Congo

The African Union has endorsed the decision by East African Community leaders to deploy a regional […]

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Tigray rebels leave Ethiopia’s Afar region: TPLF spokesperson

TPLF says rebels withdraw from the neighboring region but the Afar police commissioner says fighters […]

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More troops were deployed after 175 people were killed in violence in Darfur, Sudan

CAIRO — Sudan’s military deployed further troops to West Darfur province to help stop tribal […]

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National Security Council classifies Ethiopia’s “enemies” into three, vows to respond with timely, proportional measures

Addis Abeba – The National Security Council, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and comprised of […]

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Six months since coup, Sudan promises to keep up the democracy fight

A brutal military crackdown has upended countless lives but has not broken the spirit of […]

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Tigray’s health system ‘totally collapsed’, say health workers

After nearly 18 months of conflict between the federal government and Tigray rebels, the health […]

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— soaring climate disasters create a desperate future for millions of refugees across Eastern Africa

Millions of displaced families across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations […]

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Eastern African Countries Agree to Work Together On Security Issue East

Addis Ababa — The East African military intelligence institutions have agreed to work together on […]

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Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance in Tigray

The United States welcomes the arrival today of a truck convoy carrying over 1,700 metric […]

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UNSC to meet on Ethiopia under AoB today; meeting first ever request from A3 members APRIL

Addis Abeba – Following the briefing and consultations on Yemen, Security Council members will discuss the […]

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Eritrean men jailed after attempting to travel to Italy using third party passports

Three men from Eritrea aged 24, 23 and 22, residing at the Birzebbugia open centre […]

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Sudan’s Media Under Fire Over Coup Coverage

When Sudan’s military ousted the country’s civilian government in October it quickly set its sights […]

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Ukraine War: Western leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he “cannot tolerate any indecisiveness” ahead of the West […]

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Rights groups accuse Ethiopian regional forces of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

The Sudanese village of Um Rakuba, home to over 20,000 refugees, in August 2021. After […]

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Somali intelligence says Al-Shabab plans to target president, PM

Violence by the group, which aims to topple the UN-backed central government and impose its […]

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WFP Aid Convoy Arrives in Ethiopia’s Tigray After Months-Long Blockade

Aid convoys led by the U.N.’s World Food Program (WPF) have entered Ethiopian territory controlled […]

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Protesters march through ByWard Market in support of Tigray

Ethiopia’s federal government recently declared an immediate humanitarian truce in the war that has been […]

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Rising hunger looms in Sudan, with little aid in sight

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Millions more Sudanese are set to go hungry this year as economic […]

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‘Guns must go down’: South Sudan rivals sign security deal

In a major breakthrough, the president and his deputy sealed an agreement to unify the […]

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New grading rules for hotels in East Africa coming

Arusha. A new classification criteria for hotels and restaurants in East Africa is under review. The […]

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First round of Ethiopian nationals arrive in Addis Abeba today from Riyadh

Addis Abeba – A total of 498 – 157 children and 341 women – were flown […]

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Ethiopia fails at U.N. to block funding for independent abuse inquiry

UNITED NATIONS, March 31 (Reuters) – Ethiopia failed at the United Nations on Thursday in […]

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Can Ethiopia’s ‘truce’ end its devastating civil war?

Seventeen months into a brutal civil war, the Ethiopian government announced on Friday that it […]

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Ethiopia Troops Seen Moving Toward Tigray After Truce Agreed

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops converged on a town near the border of the northern Tigray […]

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Legendary Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam quits after 37 years

The long-serving CEO of Africa’s largest airline Ethiopia Airlines has stepped down, citing ill health. […]

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Russia for Ukraine humanitarian crisis, urges aid UN blames

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday blaming Russia for […]

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European Union seeks Africa’s support in Ukraine conflict

The European Union delegation in Tanzania has called for Africa’s support in what they have […]

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Thousands of Sudanese protest military coup

Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Thursday to protest against last […]

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Eritrea clinched Gold Medals at African Cycling Championship

At the team time trial held today, the Eritrean National Team won four Gold Medals […]

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Student Protests Across Sudan Amid Rising Food Insecurity

Residents from El Fasher told Radio Dabanga, that demonstrators marched from the city’s schools towards […]

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US petroleum consultants sign up to Ethiopian study

Minister Mines and Petroleum Takele Uma signed the agreement with the US company. US Ambassador […]

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Ethiopia arrests former government officials from Tigray

Ethiopian authorities have detained several senior officials from Tigray, including members of the government’s last […]

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Kenyatta calls on Ethiopia to end war, embrace dialogue

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on Ethiopian protagonists to embrace “genuine” reconciliation and […]

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High Court decides to resume aliyah of Ethiopian Jews

Israel’s High Court of Justice decided on Tuesday to remove an interim order which had […]

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Report of Gang-Rape After Demo Prompts Anger Across Sudan

hartoum / Wad Madani — Angry demonstrators took to the streets of the Sudanese capital […]

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Israel said barring Ethiopian Christian pilgrims from country, for fear they’ll stay

Israeli authorities have banned Ethiopian Christian pilgrims groups from visiting the country for the upcoming […]

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Sudanese women at the forefront of demonstrations

Thousands of male and female demonstrators were back in the streets of Khartoum on Tuesday. […]

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: Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Forced to Move to Escape Attacks, Hunger

Nairobi — Aid groups say Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are facing increased attacks and growing […]

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Tigrayan Man Burned Alive, Allegedly By Ethiopian Forces

Ethiopian authorities have pledged to prosecute individuals who apparently set a man alight – an […]

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Somalia polls drag on as March 15 deadline looms

Somalia’s parliamentary elections are still dragging on, a few days to the deadline of March […]

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Human Rights and Security Deteriorate in Northern Ethiopia as Tigray Conflict Spreads

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet is urging the Ethiopian government, Tigrayan […]

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Ethiopia’s Warring Parties Should End Attacks on Women, Girls

For 16 months, in an often hidden and ignored armed conflict in northern Ethiopia, warring […]

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Historical and cultural artifacts are being stolen from Tigray as the war in the region rages on.

The government of the Tigray region in Ethiopia says it will approach the United Nations […]

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Church Asks for Help Feeding People and Animals in Ethiopia.

The commission has received a grant for 23.5 million birrs (about $470,000) from the German […]

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National interests prevail as African leaders tread carefully on the Ukraine crisis

African countries are treading carefully in the Russia-Ukraine war to protect their national interests even […]

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17 African countries abstain from UN vote to condemn Russia’s invasion

Seventeen African countries on Wednesday abstained from voting as the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted […]

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War in Tigray Takes a Toll On Children

Addis Abeba — Medical professionals who spoke with Deutsche Welle (DW) reporter in Mekelle, the capital […]

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EU envoys call on Sudan to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Sudan is under pressure from the European Union and the West to publicly condemn Russia’s […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Expands Into Neighbouring Afar Region.

In a territorial expansion of the violent conflict between the regional Tigrayan government and the […]

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Somali government spokesman Mohamed Moalimu elected MP

Moalimu who survived a suicide bombing on January 16 this year, won the seat number […]

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What are East African countries doing for citizens in Ukraine?

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainians and foreigners alike have been fleeing […]

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East Africa entrepreneurs share stories of innovation for good.

Four entrepreneurs share their stories of how they are leading innovative businesses that are striving […]

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Al-Shabab Collects Millions to Spend on Weapons, Report Finds

WASHINGTON —  Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group has an annual budget of $24 million to spend […]

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Fuel shortage leaves Ethiopia’s Tigray running on fumes.

Most humanitarian aid has ground to a halt in Tigray because of the Ethiopian government’s […]

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Sudanese authorities arrest another political opponent.

February 19, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese authorities on Saturday arrested Taha Osman a member of […]

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Hemetii denies knowledge of protesters’ detention in Sudan.

February 17, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The Deputy Head of the Sovereign Council, Commander of the […]

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Attack on Ethiopia refugee camp kills five: UN.

Fighting in northern Ethiopia’s Afar region “engulfed” a camp housing refugees from neighboring Eritrea, the […]

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Blockade creates ‘hell’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray:

Tigray is under what the United Nations calls a de facto blockade that is preventing […]

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NATO chief invites Russia to new talks as Ukraine tensions mount Moscow

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has invited Russia to more talks on the Ukraine crisis as […]

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Texas synagogue gunman was known to British intelligence:

The suspected gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was known to […]

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Nigerian separatist Kanu faces new charges as trial resumes

Prosecutors have filed additional charges against Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu as his trial on […]

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Libya elections: Delay called for in presidential poll

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Madagascar: Minister ‘swims for 12 hours’ after helicopter crashes at sea

A government minister in Madagascar has said he swam for 12 hours to safety after […]

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The Maasai TikTokers wowing Bollywood fans

Wearing their traditional Maasai dress and surrounded by cows, Tanzania’s newest TikTok sensations, siblings Kili […]

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Madagascar: Minister ‘swims for 12 hours’ after helicopter crashes at sea

A government minister in Madagascar has said he swam for 12 hours to safety after […]

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Nigerian soldier arrested for accepting marriage proposal

A female soldier has been arrested in Nigeria for accepting a marriage proposal while on […]

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Alaa Abdel Fattah: Leading Egyptian activist jailed for five years

An Egyptian court has sentenced leading activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison […]

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Algeria and a question of identity: Who counts as African?

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Sudan coup: Thousands protest on uprising anniversary

People across Sudan have joined mass protests over the military’s takeover, as they mark the […]

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Wagner Group: Why the EU is alarmed by Russian mercenaries in Central Africa

This week the European Union imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group, a Russian mercenary organisation […]

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Ivory Coast government resumes talks with opposition

The government in Ivory Coast has resumed talks with opposition parties in a bid to […]

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Rwanda ex-driver jailed for role in genocide

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared over. Health […]

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UN due to hold urgent session on Ethiopia

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an urgent session on Ethiopia, amid reports […]

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Nigerian man who married 57 wives dies

Simon Odo, popularly known as “King of Satan”, has died at the age of 74, […]

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Kenya detects cases of new Omicron variant

Kenya has recorded cases of the new Omicron variant among travellers, the health minister said. […]

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Gambia opposition challenges Barrow’s win in court

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Jacob Zuma: South African court orders ex-president back to jail

A South African court has ruled that the country’s former President Jacob Zuma should be […]

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President mulls restrictions on unjabbed Mozambicans

Mozambican President Filipe Myusi, has urged people to comply with measures to control the spread […]

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South Sudan floods affect humanitarian access – UN

The UN has said access to flooded areas in South Sudan has become a challenge […]

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Zimbabwe tightens restrictions amid rising virus cases

Zimbabwe has tightened restrictions in the country for another two weeks amid rising coronavirus cases. […]

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Rwanda confirms six cases of Omicron Covid variant

Rwanda has confirmed six cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant. It said the cases were […]

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Sudan deploys more troops to border with Ethiopia

Sudan’s armed forces have deployed more troops along the disputed border with Ethiopia, announcing that […]

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French troops leave Mali’s Timbuktu

French military forces have left Timbuktu, nine years after they helped Malian troops recapture the […]

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Russian scientists arrive in SA to study Covid variant

A group of Russian scientists have arrived in South Africa to study the new coronavirus […]

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WHO probing mysterious deaths in northern South Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is investigating the deaths of nearly 100 people […]

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Ethiopia rejects planned UN human rights meeting

Ethiopia has rejected a plan by the UN’s top human rights body to hold a […]

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Cultists set Nigerian student ablaze for refusing to join

A university in Nigeria has confirmed an incident where a final year student was attacked […]

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Uganda military outside Bobi Wine’s home ahead of campaigns

Uganda’s opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has tweeted photos of police […]

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Tunisia president announces elections in a year

Tunisian President Kais Saied has announced that parliament will remain suspended until fresh elections are […]

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Total reopens office in restive Mozambique region

The Mozambique branch of the French oil and gas company, Total Energies, has returned to […]

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Miss South Africa finishes third at Miss Universe

Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, has finished second runner-up in the Miss Universe contest held […]

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Mali to face more sanctions over elections delay

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, has expressed ‘’strong concerns’’ over delays in Mali’s transition […]

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South Africa’s president tests positive for Covid

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for Covid-19 and is being treated for […]

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All travellers to Ghana need to be vaccinated

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More asylum seekers arrive in Rwanda from Libya

The seventh batch of 176 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya have arrived in Rwanda, the […]

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Dozens of inmates escape from DR Congo prison

Dozens of inmates from Boma prison in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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Gunmen shoot dead 16 worshippers in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria’s Niger state have shot dead at least 16 worshippers in a mosque. […]

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Burkina Faso and Niger say armies killed 100 militants

Burkina Faso and Niger have issued a joint statement saying their combined armies have killed […]

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Ugandan soldiers jailed for killing protesters

The military court in Uganda has convicted two soldiers for the killing of three people […]

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Biden nominates new ambassador to Kenya

US President Joe Biden has nominated Meg Whitman as the ambassador to Kenya. The businesswoman […]

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UN condemns killing of Togolese peacekeepers in Mali

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, Minusma, has condemned the killing of […]

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At least 12 killed in Cameroon herder-farmer clashes

At least a dozen people were killed and scores wounded in the second day of […]

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Burkina Faso president dissolves government

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has in a decree dismissed Prime Minister Christophe […]

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UN halts food aid to Ethiopian towns after looting

The World Food Programme has suspended food aid distribution in Ethiopia’s Dessie and Kombolcha towns […]

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Tanzania-born Nobel winner faults UK over migrants

The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature has described as inhumane the responses […]

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Lorry rams into 14 schoolchildren in Nigeria

Two students in Nigeria were crushed to death while 12 others sustained varying injuries in […]

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South Africa MPs reject plan to allow land seizures

South Africa’s parliament has failed to secure the two-thirds majority it needed to amend the […]

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Somali poll body annuls two parliamentary results

The Somali electoral commission has nullified the election results for two parliamentary seats in the […]

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Many inmates feared dead in Burundi prison fire

Many prisoners are feared dead after a fire broke out in the main prison in […]

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Kenyan policeman kills six including wife

A Kenyan police officer shot dead his wife and five other people before turning the […]

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US sanctions DR Congo man linked to Israeli tycoon

The United States has imposed sanctions on a Democratic Republic of Congo national and 12 […]

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Zimbabwe court drops charges against journalist

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges of inciting violent anti-government protests levelled against journalist and […]

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Gambia runner-up to challenge Barrow’s win

The runner-up in The Gambia’s presidential election, Ousainou Darboe, has said he plans to challenge […]

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Kenyan politician pledges loans for newlyweds

A presidential aspirant in Kenya has promised loans of between $4,400 (£3,300) and $8,800 to […]

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Nigeria government sued for shutting phone services

A rights group in Nigeria has asked the court for “an order of perpetual injunction” […]

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South Africans protest against Shell oil exploration

Hundreds of people have taken part in protests on beaches in South Africa against planned […]

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Trial of Madagascar failed coup suspects to begin

The trial of suspected organisers of a failed coup in Madagascar is set to begin […]

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Twelve Niger soldiers killed in clash with jihadists

At least 12 soldiers in Niger have been killed by gunmen in a clash in […]

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Nigeria added to UK travel red list over Omicron

Nigeria has become the latest country to be added to Britain’s travel red list – […]

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Court allows Shell exploration off SA coast

A South African court has dismissed an urgent application to halt a seismic survey by […]

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Kenyan father sues son for upkeep money

A Kenyan father has sued his adult son demanding 20% of his salary to go […]

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Ethiopia shuts schools to support war effort

Ethiopia’s education ministry has announced a temporary closure of all secondary schools to allow students […]

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DR Congo assembly ousts governor for poor governance

The governor of South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been dismissed […]

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Chad junta leader becomes a five-star army general

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Sudan’s military leader calls for UN support

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Zimbabwe confirms presence of Omicron variant

Zimbabwe has confirmed the presence of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the country. Speaking on […]

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Rwanda activists push for Koffi Olomidé concert ban

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South Sudan to end child marriages by 2030

South Sudan’s government has promised to end child marriage by 2030 in line with the […]

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Cameroon opposition leader detained at a hotel

Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto was on Wednesday detained at a hotel in the country’s […]

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Chinese nationals warned to leave eastern DR Congo

The Chinese embassy has urged its citizens to evacuate three provinces in the east of […]

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South Africa Covid infections double since Monday

South Africa has recorded a sharp increase in coronavirus infections which have doubled across the […]

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Climate change ‘not cause’ of Madagascar food crisis

A new study has found that Madagascar’s current food crisis has been caused mainly by […]

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UN boss warns of ‘travel apartheid’ over restrictions

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Nigerian celebrities reject governor’s peace walk

Calls for a peace walk by Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu aimed at healing the city […]

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Burkina Faso unveils major anti-jihadist operation

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Lagos government disputes Lekki ‘massacre’ report

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Twenty dead as boat with pupils sinks in Nigeria

A boat carrying more than 50 people has capsized in the northern Nigerian state of […]

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Zimbabwe reimposes Covid lockdown measures

Zimbabwe has reimposed a lockdown and mandatory quarantines for all travellers amidst rising Covid cases […]

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Chinese foreign minister arrives in Ethiopia

The Chinese foreign minister has arrived in Addis Ababa for an official visit to Ethiopia […]

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UN chief faults Covid travel bans on southern Africa

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says he is “deeply concerned” by travel bans on southern […]

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Sudanese activists call more protests

Sudanese activists have called for more protests across the country on Tuesday to denounce the […]

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Mother of detained MP storms Ugandan parliament

The mother of a Ugandan legislator has stormed parliament over the detention and ill health […]

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China pledges a billion Covid vaccine doses to Africa

China’s President Xi Jinping has promised to send to Africa some one billion Covid vaccine […]

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Guinea junta says ex-president moved to wife’s home

Guinea’s ruling military junta says deposed president Alpha Condé has been transferred to his wife’s […]

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Rwanda to start giving Covid booster jabs

Rwanda’s health ministry has announced that it will start giving third doses to the elderly […]

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Poisonous turtle meat kills seven in Zanzibar

Seven people have died and dozens more are in hospital after eating poisonous turtle meat […]

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Staff fired as grasshoppers sold on Ugandan flight

Uganda’s national carrier has banned the sale of a local grasshopper delicacy onboard a flight […]

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Zambia to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people

Zambia will from Tuesday start restricting people who have not been vaccinated against Covid from […]

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Ethiopia denies killing Sudanese soldiers

The Ethiopian army chief has denied accusations that government forces killed Sudanese soldiers at the […]

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At least 22 killed in attack on DR Congo camp

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack in a camp for displaced […]

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Rwanda suspends flights to southern Africa states

The government in Rwanda has announced new measures that include the suspension of flights to […]

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Banning flights won’t stop spread – Africa Covid chief

The head of the agency leading Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says imposing restrictions […]

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Burkina Faso president promises military changes

Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré has promised military and cabinet changes in the coming days, […]

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Kenya offers older citizens free entry to park

Kenya is offering senior citizens aged 75 and above free entry to the national park […]

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Morocco to suspend France flights over covid

Morocco will from Friday midnight suspend flights to and from France because of rising coronavirus […]

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WHO due to hold meeting over new Covid variant in SA

The World Health Organization (WHO) is due to hold a special meeting on Friday to […]

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Uproar over Kenyan ad on dress code to avoid rape

A Kenyan university is under fire over a poster linking rape to indecent dressing. The […]

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UK halts flights to six African states over Covid variant

Britain is halting all flights from South Africa and five other countries in the region […]

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Zimbabwe set to announce budget amid inflation concerns

Zimbabwe’s finance minister will present a national budget almost double that of the previous year […]

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Gambia report into Jammeh-era abuses set to be handed over

The Gambia’s final report of a probe into alleged human rights violations during the 22-year […]

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School pupils injured in Somalia blast – police

The news agencies have been filing some pictures of the aftermath of this morning’s huge […]

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Ethiopia expels four Irish diplomats

Ethiopia has expelled four Irish diplomats because of Ireland’s stance on the ongoing conflict in […]

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Suicide attack on security convoy in Somalia kills eight

Police in Somalia have confirmed the death of eight civilians in a car bombing in […]

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Somalia capital hit by big explosion

There’s been a big explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Local news reports say a […]

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Burkina Faso extends internet suspension

The government in Burkina Faso has extended the suspension of mobile internet services. Services were […]

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UN calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate end to the fighting in […]

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UN picks world day to celebrate Swahili language

The United Nations has declared 7 July each year as the world’s official day to […]

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Burkina Faso media condemn internet shutdown

Media and journalism professional bodies in Burkina Faso have issued a joint statement condemning the […]

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Sudan probing violations against protesters – PM

Sudan has launched investigations into violations against protesters since the 25 October military coup, reinstated […]

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Somalia declares state of emergency over drought

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has declared a state of emergency in the wake […]

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Ethiopian legend Gebrselassie to join war front

Ethiopian Olympic legend Haile Gebrselassie has announced plans to go to the battle front, just […]

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Blaming of foreigners for SA ‘noodle deaths’ faulted

A South African rights commission has raised concerns over social media messages linking foreign nationals […]

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Startling’ announcement by Ethiopia’s PM

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he was setting off, in person, to march on […]

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Kenya reports shortage of condoms

The health authorities in Kenya have urged people to use other alternatives as the country […]

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Covid cases up in SA ahead of predicted fourth wave

Covid cases in South Africa are on the rise ahead of a predicted fourth wave. […]

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Sudan: US seeks more progress before resuming aid

The United States says it’s encouraged by Sunday’s deal reinstating the Sudanese prime minister, Abdalla […]

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Ethiopia PM vows to lead troops from the war front

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he will now lead his troops “from the battle […]

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Ramaphosa urges men to end violence against women

President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked South African men to play a greater role in preventing […]

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Somali spy agent death: Probe exonerates officials

A team investigating the disappearance and subsequent death of a female Somali spy agent, Ikran […]

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Nigeria’s Wizkid wins big in Africa music awards

Nigerian artist Wizkid carried the day in Africa music awards on Sunday night. He bagged […]

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Egyptians mourn queen of comedy Soheir El-Bably

One of Egypt’s most celebrated actresses Soheir El-Bably has died at the age of 86. […]

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France turns to Burkina Faso leader over blocked convoy

France asked the president of Burkina Faso to intervene after a French military convoy was […]

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Blinken ‘encouraged’ by new deal in Sudan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said he is “encouraged” by the deal to […]

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Kenya to deny services to unvaccinated people

Kenyans who haven’t been vaccinated against Covid will not be able to receive government services […]

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Nigeria should stop denying truth about Lekki – rights group

Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Nigerian authorities to take measures […]

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