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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Veteran Journalist Elder Eke Kalu Nsi dies at 77

Nigerian veteran broadcaster, Elder Kalu Eke Nsi, has passed on after a protracted illness, he was aged 77. Before he retired, Kalu Nsi was a network newscaster with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria for many years. Born in 1939...

Former Seleka rebels targeted ethnic Fulanis in Central African Republic town

The United Nations' top genocide official said on Friday he had reports that militia fighters in Central African Republic hunted down and massacred members of the Fulani ethnic group during violence that killed 85 civilians this week. Clashes erupted...

Jacob Zuma to face ANC integrity panel over corruption allegations

South African President Jacob Zuma will be questioned next week by the African National Congress' (ANC) integrity commission following persistent allegations of corruption and poor election results, the party said on Friday. Zuma's appearance before the panel could deepen...

Rwandan government demands apology from Vatican over 1994 genocide

The Government of Rwanda has demanded an apology from the Vatican for the role played by members of the Catholic Church in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi,according a government statement released on Wednesday. The demand comes days after Rwanda's...

Egypt authorities refer 292 to military trial over Sinai terror links

Egypt's prosecution referred 292 suspect terrorists to military trial over charges of carrying out terror activities in restive Sinai Peninsula and planning to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, official MENA news agency reported. According to the report, the defendants belong...

Kenya struggles to eliminate female genital mutilation – Xinhua

Kenya is among 30 countries in the world where practices of female genital mutilation (FGM) are rampant, heavily affecting cycle of girls and women's socio-economic lives. The UN children's fund (UNICEF) released a report early this year in which...

UNHCR, UNICEF join hands to tackle Ethiopia refugees crisis

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to enhance their partnership in responding to needs of refugees and host communities in Ethiopia. Ethiopia currently hosts 783,340 refugees, 58.3 percent of whom are children...

Medical sources say death toll in Islamic militant attack in Sinai rises to 11 soldiers

The death toll from an attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint on Thursday in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula has climbed to 11, medical sources said on Friday. The military said late on Thursday that militants had killed eight...

Authorities in Ethiopia release detained foreign pilots on a vintage air rally.

Ethiopian authorities detained and later released several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally, the United States Embassy said Thursday.  Following interventions by American embassy in Addis Ababa, 20 vintage airplanes and pilots have...

Patients languish in Burkina Faso as doctors abandon hospital over pay dispute

Doctors and nurses are on strike at Burkina Faso's public health centers throughout the West African country, leaving only medical students to help the sick amid outbreaks of dengue fever and meningitis. In a desperate attempt to save lives,...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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