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Monthly Archives: June, 2018

20 arraigned in court following Ethiopia grenade attack

Twenty people appeared in court in the Ethiopian capital on Monday following a grenade attack at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in which two people were killed and scores wounded. State-affiliated media Fana said those in court included...

Nigeria imposes $90 visa-on-arrival charge on foreigners

There was chaos at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Monday as the new immigration policy of $90 caught many foreigners arriving the country unawares. The new policy imposes an additional $90 on foreigners arriving the country as...

Activists group calls on Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

Pressure has been building on the Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw an invitation to former US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to travel to South Africa next month to deliver the NGO's annual lecture, which this year marks...

Zambia names tobacco as greatest threat to public health

The Zambian government said on Monday that tobacco has remained one of the greatest public health threats the world is currently facing and that countries must find lasting solutions to the problem. Kennedy Malama, permanent secretary in the Ministry of...

World Cup round of 16 qualification scenarios

With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on...

Grenade blast rock Ethiopia rally for PM Abiy Ahmed

An explosion has struck a large rally by supporters of Ethiopia's new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, killing at least one person and wounding scores, including 10 who are in critical condition. Abiy had just wrapped up...

Jihadists attacks on Mozambique threatens gas-fuelled future

After 180 trillion cubic feet (5.1 trillion cubic metres) of natural gas were discovered off the country's northeastern shore, Mozambique entertained dreams of following Qatar down the path towards wealth. The government even predicted that by 2035, the country's...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa escape death after blast hit campaign rally

An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, state media reported, saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people appeared to be injured. President Emmerson Mnangagwa...

South Sudan says rebel leader Machar not rejoining government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had “had enough” of the rebel leader after five years of civil war. “Machar cannot be part of government....

Haftar force dislodge rival militia, recapture key Libyan oil ports

A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in a blow to crucial exports. Armed groups led by militia leader...
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20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a...

Senegal top opposition Sonko arrested amid violent protests

Senegal main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of...

Morocco suspends relations with German over Western Sahara

Morocco has announced that it has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the country over its stance on...
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