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Monthly Archives: June, 2018

Ex-staff says MSF workers in Africa used ‘very young’ prostitutes

Some senior staff working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Africa have allegedly used "very young" local prostitutes, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing former staff members of the renowned charity. The not-for-profit group said it took the allegations seriously...

Survivors say 220 migrants drowned off Libya

Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations...

U.S imposes more visa ban on several DR Congo officials

The United States said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for corruption tied to the country’s electoral process to send a “strong signal” about the need for a...

U.S. welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace moves

The United States is encouraged by recent progress Ethiopia and Eritrea have made toward resolving their longstanding differences, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. The two African countries waged a border war from 1998-2000 that killed tens of thousands...

Tanzania-Zambia railway calls for more funding

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) on Thursday appealed to member states to inject more funds to improve the railway line's operations and performance. Bentram Kiswaga, TAZARA deputy managing director, said in a statement that additional investments will go a...

Ethiopia calls for “new chapter” in relation with longtime rival Eritrea

The Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday called for opening of "new chapter" with longtime bitter rival Eritrea. In a press statement, MoFA said it considers Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki's decision to accept Ethiopia's peace offer as a...

South Sudan President Kiir meets former VP in Ethiopia

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday with President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa - the first time in nearly two years - as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year civil war, Ethiopia's Prime Minister's chief...

39 killed in attacks by Islamic group in northern Mozambique since May

Attacks by armed groups in northern Mozambique, where huge gas reserves are being developed, have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Violence first broke out in Mozambique’s northern...

Nigeria separatist group plans referendum on restoration of Biafra nation

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday said plans were at advanced stages in preparation for the first in its three-stage referendum process towards the peaceful and non-violent restoration of the nation of Biafra. It said its decision to hold...

Two killed as truck falls off bridge in Lagos, Nigeria

At least two persons were feared killed Tuesday night when a truck fell off Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos, crushing a Toyota Camry and three commercial buses. Two other persons were severely injured, said general manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency...
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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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