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Spotlights on elections

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s uncompromising leader dies at 73

Former Ghanaian revolutionary leader, military officer and politician, Jerry John Rawlings, who led Ghana from 1981 to 2001, has died Thursday,12th November, 2020, at...

Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice...

Sustained clashes over Ivory Coast’s Ouattara 3rd term as Ecowas urge talks

AljazeeraMore clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African block, ECOWAS and France called for dialogue to end tensions...

Ivory Coast prosecutor says opposition leaders face prison for rival government

ReutersOpposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival...
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Latest news

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out...

Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...
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West Africa

Ivory Coast prosecutor says opposition leaders face prison for rival government

ReutersOpposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival...

Ivory Coast: Guillaume Soro calls on military to disobey Ouattara

Associated PressProminent dissident Guillaume Soro, a former prime minister who was blocked from running in Ivory Coast’s presidential election, called Wednesday on the country’s...

Boko Haram kill 12, abduct 9 in attack near Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least 12 people and abducted nine women and young girls in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern State, residents said Tuesday.The...

French forces say killed over 50 Islamic extremists in Mali

Associated PressFrench military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in...

Ivory Coast vote: 12 dies in election violence

Associated PressIvory Coast’s main opposition parties boycotting the presidential vote asserted Saturday that at least a dozen people had died in election day clashes...

East Africa

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...

Business & Finance

Tax evasion, theft cost Africa $89b annually – UN

AljazeeraAfrica has lost nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in...

Southern Africa

Controversial prophet Bushiri turns self over to Malawi police

A self-proclaimed "prophet" and controversial millionaire has surrendered himself to the police in Malawi following his mysterious return from South Africa, where he was...

Zuma says graft inquiry judge biased, seeks his recusal

Lawyers for South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who was compelled to appear before a judicial inquiry into corruption, accused the judge of being...

Islamic extremists in Mozambique behead over 50

Associated PressReports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of violence in the...

Suicides rise in Malawi as Covid-19 induced debts compound misery

AFPLoud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries...
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Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out...

Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...
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Sports

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

North Africa

Spanish rescue services intercept 320 African migrants in 10 boats off Canary Islands

Associated PressSpanish rescue services said Tuesday that, they intercepted more than 320 migrants of African decent in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopians

Associated PressUp to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials said Wednesday, while the...

UN opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

ReutersThe United Nations opened talks on Libya’s future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging...

Voters apathy derails Algeria referendum

Associated PressFewer than one in four Algerian voters took part in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, officials said, despite government efforts to encourage high turnout as...
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Health

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part...

24,000 health workers in S. Africa have contracted coronavirus

Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March,...

Covid-19 vaccine goes on final test with thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S....

Bill Gates reject claims that he created virus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak."It's a...

South African woman contracts Covid-19 twice within 3 months

A doctor in Durban, South Africa, Dr Yuvan Maharaj, has reported having a Covid-19 patient who has been re-infected three months after her initial...
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