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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

23 killed in landslide in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country's Oromia region. Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the landslide happened Saturday evening after hours of heavy rains in the area. The report...

7 Cameroon anglophone activists convicted of ‘terrorism’

A high court in Cameroon has sentenced seven activists from the country's Anglophone minority, including their leader, to up to 15 years in prison for rebellion and acts of "terrorism". Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the English-speaking Northwest Region,...

Guinea’s Conde reshuffles cabinet amid rumors of civil unrest

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde reshuffled his government overnight, appointing new finance and security ministers among others. No official reason was given for the sweeping changes, announced by state TV on Sunday, which followed the appointment of a new prime minister,...

Land dispute between 2 Somali regions claims dozens

Fighting between Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a “hellish” outbreak of violence. The clashes on Thursday morning appeared to be a resumption...

49 perish in Congo river boat mishap

A boat tipped over in a river in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning 49 people on board while about the same number survived the accident, a local official told a Congolese radio station. Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of...

Car bomb in Libya’s Benghazi kills 7, dozens injured

At least seven people were killed and around twenty others injured late Thursday in a car bomb attack in the centre of Benghazi in eastern Libya, a local security official told AFP. The bomb exploded close to the Tibesti hotel...

Bite marks, broken bed provides new detail on Sudan’s Noura Hussein case

As the defense team for Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein submitted an appeal to save her life, new details about the struggle that unfolded when she killed her husband, who she says raped her following their forced marriage has emerged. The...

Human smugglers shot and injured 25 immigrants in Libya

25 illegal immigrants were injured when human smugglers shot them on Wednesday northwest of Libyan capital Tripoli, as they were trying to escape from the detention, according to a security source. "Dozens of immigrants attempted to escape from the detention...

Mugabe snubs Zimbabwe parliament

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy to issue another invite to former President Mr Robert Mugabe after he failed to appear before it yesterday to give oral evidence on diamond leakages at Chiadzwa. Mr Mugabe claimed in 2016...

US rejects proposed UN funding for West African Sahel force

The five-country African force has been fighting jihadists in the dangerous Sahel region. But it has been dependent on donations from individual countries since it was set up with French backing in 2017. The United States on Wednesday dismissed a...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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