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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

Libya’s election commission has called for the country’s first presidential poll, due to take place […]

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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?

In our series of letters from African writers, Algerian-Canadian journalist Maher Mezahi considers what it […]

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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

A court in Paris has found a French-Rwandan man, Claude Muhayimana, guilty of complicity in […]

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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

The Gambia’s opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has filed a petition at the country’s supreme […]

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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

The Ghanaian government has said that from midnight on Sunday all visitors to the country […]

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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

Chad junta leader Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno has moved up to a higher rank in […]

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Sudan’s military leader calls for UN support

Sudan’s military leader Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has called for the United Nations to 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

A group of Rwandan activists have demanded the cancellation of Congolese musician Koffi Olomidé’s concert […]

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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

The African Union and United Nations have jointly criticised travel restrictions put on several Southern […]

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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

Burkina Faso has given details of a major regional security operation launched with Ghana, Ivory […]

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Lagos government disputes Lekki ‘massacre’ report

Nigeria’s Lagos state government has released a “white paper” on a report by a judicial […]

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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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SA power company says it’s the victim of sabotage

South Africa’s state-owned electricity provider, Eskom, says it’s found clear evidence of sabotage at one […]

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AU and US envoys return to push for Ethiopia talks

Special envoys from the African Union and the US have returned to Ethiopia in a […]

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Minister sacked for ‘tarnishing’ Burundi’s image

Burundi’s President Évariste Ndayishimiye has dismissed Commerce Minister Capitoline Niyonizigiye. She has been accused of […]

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Ethiopia releases six UN staff

The UN says six of its staff have been released in Ethiopia, leaving five in […]

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Blinken discusses Nigeria’s security and democracy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential palace […]

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Sudan restores internet as anti-coup protests persist

Sudanese authorities have restored the internet nearly a month since it was suspended after the […]

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US lifts sanctions on Burundi

The US has ended sanctions imposed against Burundi six years ago, citing reforms in the […]

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Railway workers in Nigeria go on strike

Thousands of Nigerian railway workers have begun a three-day strike to push the government to […]

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New Kenyan law allows easier integration of refugees

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a new refugee bill that allows asylum […]

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Burkina Faso president admits problems as 53 killed

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has admitted to problems that “must be corrected […]

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Kenyans react to new law targeting secret lovers

Kenyans online have welcomed the signing of a new law that prevents secret lovers from […]

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Motorbike gunmen kill 21 in fresh attacks in Nigeria

Gunmen in the north-western Nigerian state of Sokoto have killed at least 21 people in […]

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Fourteen shot dead in Sudan protests – doctors

Doctors in Sudan say 14 people have been shot dead by security forces as thousands […]

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US removes Nigeria from list of religious violators

The US has removed Nigeria from the list of religious violators, ahead of the visit […]

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Burkina Faso protesters demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of protesters held demonstrations in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday demanding the resignation […]

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IS group says it carried out Uganda attack

The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has said it was behind the blasts in Uganda’s […]

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SA president declares four-day mourning for De Klerk

South Africa has declared four days of national mourning following the death on Thursday of […]

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US urges citizens to leave Ethiopia immediately

The US State Department has warned American citizens in Ethiopia that it will not be […]

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At least four killed in Uganda blasts – reports

At least four people, among them two police officers, have been killed in two separate […]

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Prison warders held after Kenya terror convicts escape

The Kenya government says security agencies are on high alert following the escape of three […]

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Uganda police use sniffer dogs at blast sites

Police in Uganda are using sniffer dogs to look for more evidence and detect any […]

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Blasts hit Ugandan capital

Two blasts have gone off in the central business district of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Reports […]

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Half of detained drivers in Ethiopia freed – UN

The Ethiopian government has released about half of the UN’s contracted aid drivers arrested last […]

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Sudan releases Al Jazeera journalist

Sudanese security officials have released an Al Jazeera TV network’s bureau chief who was arrested […]

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Kenya Garissa attack convict escapes prison

The authorities in Kenya have placed a bounty on three “armed and dangerous” inmates who […]

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Motorbike gunmen kill at least 15 in Nigeria

Motorbike-riding gunmen have shot dead at least 15 civilians and injured many others in the […]

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Nigerian student accused of beating lecturer into coma

A student at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria has been detained by the police […]

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Kenyan court to rule on murder of British national

A Kenyan court is expected to give its verdict on whether four police officers are […]

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Lost 4,500-year-old temple unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt say they’ve made one of the most important discoveries in decades. They […]

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State withdraws support for Miss SA in Israel

The government in South Africa has withdrawn support for Miss South Africa in the Miss […]

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Militant attack kills at least 20 in Burkina Faso

At least 20 people have been killed in a militant attack in Burkina Faso’s northern […]

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Nigeria cousins cut off each other’s hand in bizarre fight

Police in Nigeria say they’re investigating a rare incident that led to two cousins allegedly […]

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Sudan appears to defy order to restore internet

It appears that internet services in Sudan have not been restored, several hours after a […]

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Mali parliament vice-president freed

Mali’s interim parliament vice-president has been freed, weeks after he was arrested for public order […]

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Mauritius closes schools amid rise in Covid cases

Mauritius has closed all schools as the number of Covid cases continue to rise. Education […]

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Nigeria separatist Kanu’s trial due to resume

The trial of Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu resumes on Wednesday in Abuja. The charges […]

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Ethiopia blocking help for rape victims – report

A new report by the Human Rights Watch has accused the Ethiopian government of blocking […]

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Amnesty wants Uganda to pay for evicting people

Amnesty International has demanded compensation for the Benet people of Uganda who were evicted from […]

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US seizes DR Congo citizens for ivory trafficking

Two citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested in the US for […]

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South Sudan flooding affects over a million people

The government of South Sudan says more than one million people have been affected by […]

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Ethiopia risks descending into civil war – UN

The UN has warned that Ethiopia is at a risk of descending into a widening […]

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Eighteen worshippers killed in Nigeria mosque attack

Reports from Nigeria’s Niger state say at least 18 people were killed on Monday after […]

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Sudan PM sets up crisis team to end political row

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has formed a “crisis cell” to resolve what he has […]

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UN chief urges Eswatini to respect children’s rights

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is concerned about reports on the use of […]

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Buhari urges patience after dozens killed in market raid

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of victims killed in an attack […]

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Liberian leader rewards teen who returned $50,000

Liberia’s President George Weah has honoured an 18-year-old motorcycle taxi rider who found and returned […]

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Somalis ‘getting death threats’ over UK MP’s killing

An organisation supporting Somalis living in the UK says its members have been receiving death […]

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Honest taxi driver mocked for returning lost cash

The Liberian teenage motorcycle taxi driver who found and returned money to a prominent businesswoman […]

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South African military veterans hold ministers hostage

South Africa’s elite task force rescued two cabinet ministers and a deputy, after they were […]

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Uganda jab distributor makes it mandatory for staff

The Ugandan government agency in charge of distributing Covid-19 vaccines to government health facilities has […]

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South Sudan president sacks state oil firm boss

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has sacked the state oil corporation boss Bol Ring Mourwel. […]

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US to donate more Covid-19 vaccines to Africa

The US has pledged an additional 17 million coronavirus vaccines to the African continent, which […]

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French soldier dies in Mali ‘maintenance accident’

A french soldier has died in an accident during a maintenance operation in Mali. French […]

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Botswana postpones gay sex case ruling

The court in Botswana has postponed the ruling for a case seeking the overturning of […]

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Former Algerian president’s brother jailed

The influential younger brother of the late Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been sent to […]

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Marijuana found during South Africa prison raid

A dawn raid at a prison in Empangeni city in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province […]

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Ethiopian army attacks in Tigray rage on -forces

The Ethiopian army and allied forces have launched a second day of ground attacks as […]

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Kenya and Somalia await key sea border ruling

Kenya is set to disregard the judgement of The International Court of Justice on the […]

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Ethiopian troops attack on all fronts – TPLF

Tigrayan forces in northern Ethiopia say federal troops and their allies have launched coordinated attacks […]

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Nigeria Islamic school students ‘beaten for drinking alcohol’

The government in Nigeria’s north-central Kwara state says it has suspended the head of an […]

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School pupils hospitalised after deworming exercise

About 120 school pupils have been hospitalised in South Sudan after a deworming exercise by […]

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Popular Congolese musician arrested for ‘inciting violence’

A popular musician in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Delcato Idengo, has been arrested by […]

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EU envoy sorry for calling Liberian city ‘dirty’

The head of the European Union in Liberia has apologised for saying that Liberia’s capital […]

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Three arrested over dumping of Covid vaccines in Egypt

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the arrest of three people following the dumping of thousands […]

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Algerian leader demands ‘total respect’ from France

The Algerian president says he demands “total respect” from France, in the latest escalation of […]

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Ethiopian Airlines’ Facebook account hacked

Ethiopian Airlines’ Facebook page has been hacked and a bogus message from the chief executive […]

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New Guinean prime minister calls for unity

Guniea’s new Prime Minister Mohamed Beavogui has called for unity to ensure a smooth transition […]

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Over 60 people missing as Mozambique boat capsizes

More than 60 people, mostly children, are reported missing after the vessel they were travelling […]

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Mandela widow urges end to violence against SA women

Graça Machel, the activist, campaigner and widow of Nelson Mandela, has urged South Africans to […]

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Nato may support troops in Sahel – UN chief

The Nato alliance is studying options to offer support to troops fighting against militant jihadists […]

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Nearly 200 kidnap victims rescued in Nigeria

Police in north-west Nigeria say they have rescued 187 villagers abducted from their homes by […]

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Mountain gorilla who posed for selfie dies

A gorilla photographed in 2019 posing for a relaxed selfie with rangers at an orphanage […]

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Burkina Faso leader replaces army chief in reshuffle

Burkina Faso’s President Roch March Christian Kabore on Wednesday reshuffled the country’s military leadership amid […]

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Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu turns 90

Events are being held in South Africa to mark the 90th birthday of the Nobel […]

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UN boss warns starvation deaths in Tigray alarming

The UN Security Council has been told that increasingly alarming accounts of hunger-related deaths are […]

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Guinea junta leader appoints civilian prime minister

Guinea’s military leader has named former civil servant Mohamed Beavogui as prime minister to oversee […]

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Pandora papers: More reactions in Africa to leak

Congo-Brazzaville’s President Denis Sassou-Nguesso could take legal action after he was named in the leaked […]

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SADC agrees to extend Mozambique mission

The southern Africa regional bloc, SADC, has agreed to extend the presence of regional troops […]

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Mali lake vanishing in a warming climate

Mali in West Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world. It’s also […]

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UN condemns Somaliland deportations

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has condemned the deportation of […]

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MSF condemns killing of staff by Nigerian militants

International medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has condemned the killing of one of its […]

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Mali summons French envoy over Macron comments

Mali’s foreign ministry summoned France’s ambassador on Tuesday to protest against comments by French President […]

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Expelled UN officials leave Ethiopia

Seven UN officials who had until Sunday to leave Ethiopia have left “for their safety”, […]

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South Africa metal workers begin strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has announced the start of an […]

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Kenyatta revelations get subdued coverage locally

Kenyan newspapers have given subdued coverage to what came out of the Pandora Papers which revealed how the […]

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Macron hopes for better ties with Algeria amid row

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he hopes the diplomatic tension with Algeria will ease […]

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IS-linked militants and a soldier killed in Sudan raid

Four suspected Islamic State-linked militants and one Sudanese soldier were killed during clashes in the […]

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Militants kill 14 soldiers in Burkina Faso raid

Suspected Islamist militants have killed 14 soldiers in northern Burkina Faso. Seven other soldiers were […]

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Tanzania urged calm during Facebook outage

Tanzania’s government made an appeal for calm in the country during a six-hour outage of […]

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SA chemical spill an environmental disaster – minister

South Africa’s Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, says the spill from a chemical plant attacked by […]

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Somalia PM terms Somaliland deportations unfortunate

Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has described the deportation of Somalis from the self-declared […]

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Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed takes oath for new term

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has just been sworn in. He now begins a five-year […]

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Hundreds of Europe-bound migrants intercepted off Libya

More than 500 migrants attempting to get to Europe were on Sunday intercepted off the […]

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Algeria to lower income tax amid rising food prices

Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered a reduction of income tax to “preserve purchasing power” […]

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Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed to announce new government

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is expected to be inaugurated and form a new government […]

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Sudan short of essentials after port blockade

The Sudanese government says the country is on the point of running out of essential […]

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More condemnation as Ethiopia expels UN staff

The US and the UK are the latest nations to condemn Ethiopia’s decision to expel […]

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Mauritius reopens to fully vaccinated tourists

Mauritius has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists after being closed for 16 months. […]

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Gambia delays report on former leader Jammeh

The Gambia has delayed a long-awaited report on crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh. […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari orders lifting of Twitter ban

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a ban on Twitter in the country be […]

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Zambia leader denies gay rights talks during US trip

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has denied holding talks on gay rights during his trip to […]

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Sudanese protesters demand civilian-led transition

Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, in support […]

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South Africa to roll out Covid vaccine certificates

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new Covid-19 vaccination certificate, which he said […]

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Guinea junta leader to be sworn in as president

Guinea’s military leader Col Mamady Doumbouya will on Friday be sworn in as the interim […]

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Nigeria’s Kaduna state launches ‘total war’ against gangs

Kaduna state in north-west Nigeria has shutdown telecom services as part of the security measures […]

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Wandering ostrich causes Cape Town traffic chaos

An ostrich on the loose caused chaos on a main road of the South African […]

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Airtel Malawi fined for withholding consumer airtime

Malawi’s telecoms regulator has fined the local business of India’s Bharti Airtel over $2.5m (£1.9m) […]

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South Sudan jabs dogs to prevent spread of rabies

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 2,000 […]

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Ramaphosa backs ex-minister implicated over graft

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize despite corruption allegations […]

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Nigeria approves paternity leave for civil servants

The Nigerian government has approved a two-week paternity leave for civil servants. This signifies a […]

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Pope appeals for security of Nigerian citizens

Pope Francis has urged Nigeria to guarantee the safety of all citizens in the country […]

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Ethiopians vote in controversial delayed polls

More than seven million people in three Ethiopian regions are voting in elections delayed from […]

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Kenya cracks down on illegal immigrants amid influx

The government in Kenya has announced a crack down on foreigners who are in the […]

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Over 70% of African states miss Covid jabs target

Only 14 out of Africa’s 54 countries have met the global target of vaccinating more […]

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On 10% of aid reaching war-hit Tigray – UN

The UN’s humanitarian chief has said areas hit by Ethiopia’s civil war are getting just […]

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SA and Kenya airlines sign co-operation deal

South African Airways and Kenya Airways have signed a co-operation agreement with the long-term ambition […]

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SA presidency publishes Covid scandal report

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the release of a special investigation report into […]

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Mozambique launches rabies jabs after 15 deaths

Fifteen people have died from rabies in central Mozambique since the beginning of the year […]

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Sudan officers killed in raid on suspected IS militants

Five security officers have been killed during a search in Sudan’s capital Khartoum targeting a […]

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Algeria to start producing Sinovac Covid jabs

Algeria will on Wednesday begin producing Chinese-developed Sinovac vaccines for its own use and export […]

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Nigerian air strike kills civilians near Lake Chad

A number of civilians have been killed by a Nigerian air strike targeting suspected jihadists […]

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US military boss assures France over Sahel operation

The US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that France has his continued support for […]

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Biden picks Africa’s Covid chief to head Aids programme

US President Joe Biden has nominated Dr John Nkengasong to lead the well-resourced public health […]

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Guinea junta bars members from next elections

Guinea’s military junta has barred its members from running in the next elections that will […]

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Liberian leader’s birthday billboards line up streets

Billboards with large portraits of Liberian President George Weah are being lined up on the […]

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Ethiopians celebrate annual Meskel festival

Ethiopians are celebrating the annual Meskel festival, the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious […]

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Mixed reaction over Egypt’s plan to tax YouTubers

A plan to tax online content creators in Egypt has sparked mixed reactions. The country’s […]

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Sudan protesters agree to resumption of oil exports

Sudan’s transitional authority has reached an agreement with protesters who had blocked two crucial pipelines […]

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Mozambique resumes face-to-face worship services

Christians in Mozambique resumed in-person worship on Sunday after Covid-19 measures were relaxed by the […]

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More Nigerian students freed after ransom payment

More students who had been kidnapped in northern Nigeria have been released after payment of […]

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Eswatini blames unnamed people for school protests

Eswatini Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini has blamed unnamed individuals for instigating a wave of […]

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