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Monthly Archives: April, 2019

Nedum Onuoha accuses Zlatan Ibrahimovic of disrespect

Ex-Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha has claimed Zlatan Ibrahimovic threatened to hurt him during LA Galaxy's victory over Real Salt Lake, and accused the striker of disrespect.The pair clashed twice, before Ibrahimovic scored the 78th-minute winner and celebrated in...

Tensions builds as distrust grows between Sudan military, protesters

Sudan's military rulers said Tuesday that six members of the security forces were killed during protests, as tensions mounted over the makeup of a new joint civilian-military council.Demonstrators reinforced their barricades outside the army headquarters in Khartoum after the...

UN say Nigeria’s life expectancy in 2019 third lowest in the World

Nigeria has the world's third lowest life expectancy rate of 55 years, the United Nations (UN) has said. In its new report released yesterday, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said the life expectancy of an average Nigerian in...

Uganda jail opposition pop star Bobi Wine over protest

Ugandan pop star and opposition politician, Bobi Wine was remanded to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged over his alleged role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.Wine, whose real name is...

Libya: Civilians trapped in Tripoli by airstrikes, roadblocks

Libyan forces loyal to a former military commander have intensified their airstrikes on Tripoli, where heavy fighting and blocked roads have left civilians trapped in their homes, officials said Monday.Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army launched...

German Chancellor set to visit 3 West African nations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to West Africa this week according to Associated Press. The German Chancellor will be visiting Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to express Germany’s commitment to stability and developmental cooperation in the region and...

South Sudan paying lobbyist $3.7M for better ties with Trump

South Sudan’s government is paying a U.S.-based lobby firm $3.7 million to improve its relationship with the Trump administration and to block a path to justice for victims of the country’s five-year civil war.The two-year contract, seen by The...

Armed militia tried to take Libya’s El Sharara oilfield

An armed group tried to attack Libya’s El Sharara oilfield, the country’s biggest, but there was no impact on production from the incident, a field engineer said on Monday. Gunmen were stopped overnight outside the field in Libya’s desert southwest...

Jihadists kill 5 in a church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the formerly peaceful west African nation. Sunday's raid took place...

Government, Haftar forces battle house-to-house in Tripoli

Forces backing Libya's internationally recognised government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground.Government soldiers, some in jeans and t-shirts, took cover...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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