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Monthly Archives: June, 2018

84 Somalis deported from the United States

Somali officials say the United States has deported 84 Somalis, including four women, back to their home country. Two planes carrying the Somalis arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport on Friday. A spokesman for Somalia's Security Ministry, Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim,...

G5 Sahel anti-terror force headquarters in central Mali attacked

Unidentified attackers raided the headquarters of a five-nation African military taskforce in central Mali on Friday, local and UN sources said. There were no immediate details on the scale or impact of the assault on the base in the town...

Khalifa Haftar rejects foreign military presence in Libya to stem migration

The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Friday rejected any foreign military presence in the south of the country to stem migration, after EU leaders struck a deal to deter Mediterranean crossings. The bloc's leaders agreed to consider setting...

Egypt court hands 27 life prison term over violence

An Egyptian court on Thursday has sentenced 27 persons to life in prison over joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and inciting violence, official news agency MENA reported. Life sentence in Egypt means 25 years in jail. The case dates back...

Kenya, U.S investors sign investment deals worth $100m

Kenyan and visiting United States investors on Thursday signed agreements valued at 100 million U.S. dollars during a day-long conference in Nairobi. The deals agreed upon cover both public and private sector investments and will mostly be channeled into Big...

Haftar’s forces captures Libyan city of Derna

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory on Thursday against rivals including local fighters and Islamists in the city of Derna, the last bastion of opposition against him in the east of the country. Taking Derna, a city of 125,000 about...

Moroccan journalist handed 3 years jail term for covering protest

A Moroccan court sentenced on Thursday local journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui, who covered protests over economic and social problems in the northern Rif region, to three years in prison, his sister and lawyer said. El Mahdaoui, who was arrested in July...

Ethiopia PM and Eritrea president to meet soon in bid for peace

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will meet soon as the two nations try to resolve one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs, state-affiliated media Fana said, citing the foreign minister. A high-level Eritrean...

Exiled Mugabe ally tell British PM to stop aiding ‘devil’ Mnangagwa

Exiled former cabinet minister and nephew to former president Robert Mugabe, Patrick Zhuwao has blasted British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government for assisting President Emmerson Mnangagwa in what he called "a plot to unleash a blood bath"...

Rwandan president says Africa deserves better than second hand

President Paul Kagame has said that Africa should not be a dumping ground for used products from developed markets. President Kagame was speaking Wednesday morning at the launch of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda located in the Special Economic Zone. The German...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...

Rwanda says French government ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwanda government concludes.The...

Malawi labour minister fired over Covid funds misuse

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds.The...
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