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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Job opportunity in an International School in Nigeria’s Federal Capital

An International School in the Federal Capital Territory seek to employ seasoned professionals to occupy the following positions: Principal A type of person who is strong, one that can multitask daily, diplomatic in all decisions, but willing to stand up...

Ethiopia senior prison officials fired over right abuses

Ethiopia has fired senior prison officials hours before the release of a Human Rights Watch report detailing torture and other abuses in one notorious prison and urging the government to hold officials to account. Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye’s announcement of...

Museveni justifies Uganda social media tax, says its used for ‘lying’

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has defended the country’s new social media tax, saying Ugandans were using such platforms for “lying”, and squandering the nation’s hard currency on fees to foreign-owned telecoms firms. In May Uganda’s parliament passed new tax laws...

$250,000 for one night in Nelson Mandela’s prison cell

An auction is being held in South Africa for the opportunity to spend a night in Nelson Mandela’s former prison on Robben Island. A charity is taking bids, opening at $250,000 (£330,000), to allow 67 people to stay overnight in...

Mali election organisers extend strike indefinitely weeks before vote

Election workers in Mali extended a strike on Tuesday, a union representative said, casting further doubt on an election this month meant to chart a way out of six years of political unrest and jihadist violence. The government's ability to...

Trials of terror Senegal suspects expose link to Nigeria Boko Haram

As Senegal awaits rulings in the cases of 29 people recently tried on terrorism-related charges, evidence that came out during the trials is making many people in the country uneasy. "This trial opened the eyes of many Senegalese who have...

Exiled Oromo activist plans return to Ethiopia

Prominent Oromo activist and director of the US-based Oromo Media Network (OMN), Jawar Mohammed, has told the BBC he plans to return to Ethiopia after 13 years. OMN, which was banned from broadcasting in Ethiopia for what authorities said was...

Kenyan man sues quality control, others for burst condoms

A Kenyan man is seeking damages from the country's quality control body, the tax revenue authority and pharmaceutical company Beta Healthcare after alleging that he contracted a sexually transmitted disease for using substandard condoms, local media report. The unnamed man...

French president Macron parties at Fela’s Afrika shrine in Lagos

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has visited Afrika Shrine, the famous nightclub built in honour of legendary musician Fela Kuti in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Fela, who died in 1997, pioneered the Afrobeat sound and was known for his sexual exploits,...

4 killed, 31 injured in car bomb attack on military patrol in northern Mali

An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali on Sunday killed four civilians and wounded 31 others, including four French soldiers, Mali’s government and the French army said. The ambush, which involved a car bomb explosion followed by gunfire,...
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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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