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Monthly Archives: June, 2019

Ethiopia’s Amhara political party spokesman arrested

Authorities in Ethiopia on Friday arrested the spokesman of a political party which promotes the interests of the Amhara ethnic group, the party president said.The government confirmed more than 260 arrests in total, which it said were related to...

Death toll from mine collapse in Glencore Congo DR now 43

The number of artisanal miners killed by a landslide at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in Congo rose to 43 on Friday and officials said the army would deploy at the mine as the search for...

Google to lay new sub-sea cable Equiano, connecting Africa and Europe

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday announced a new sub-sea cable dubbed “Equiano” that will connect Africa with Europe, as it boosts its cloud computing infrastructure.Equiano, fully funded by Google, is the company’s third private international cable.The search engine giant,...

Ivory Coast, Ghana set for greater share of chocolate wealth

Kouakou Kinimo is a pretty typical Ivory Coast cocoa farmer. He works a small holding. At 52, he’s roughly the mean age for a West African grower. Like many farmers, he doesn’t want any of his six children to...

Nigerian man on hunger strike dies in Japan detention centre

A Nigerian man died in a Japanese immigration detention centre this week, an official said on Thursday, bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than...

Nigeria Buhari urged to sign African trade deal

A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.The panel was formed by Buhari in March last year to assess...

Harry and Meghan head to South Africa for first family tour

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will head to southern Africa later this year for their first official overseas tour as a family since the birth of son Archie.The couple will visit South Africa, Angola and Malawi and...

Accident at Glencore mine kills 39 in Congo DR

At least 39 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.The accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper...

Tunisia president rushed to hospital after ‘serious health crisis’

Tunisia’s 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011, was taken to a military hospital on Thursday after suffering a “severe health crisis”, the presidency said.One of Essebsi’s advisers told Reuters he...

Suicide bombers attack Tunisia killing a police officer

A police officer has been killed and several people wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Tunisia's capital Tunis, officials told Reuters on Thursday.A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a police patrol in Charles de Gaulle...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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