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Eritreans protest gov’t closure of Catholic clinics

Eritreans living in Italy have held a demonstration in Rome against the Eritrean government after it closed all the health centres run by the Catholic Church.One protester, Desbele Mehari, said that the church-run health centres had been giving quality services...

Would-be African astronaut dies in motorbike crash

Mandla Maseko who beat a million people to win a sub-orbital trip that could have seen him become the first black African in space has been killed in a motorcycle crash. “It is with deep sadness that the Maseko family...

African leaders launch free-trade zone

African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.After four years of talks, an agreement to form...

ICC set to deliver verdict on Congolese ‘Terminator’

The International Criminal Court is on Monday to pass judgement on Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed the "Terminator" for allegedly masterminding massacres and using children in his rebel army.Ntaganda, 45, is accused of overseeing the slaughter of civilians by...

Boko Haram kills 5 soldiers Nigerian soldiers in Borno

Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country, killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen, sources said on Sunday.The sources said the death toll could increase as a number of...

Africa inches toward historic free trade era

The African Union launches the "operational phase" this weekend of a long-awaited trade accord, but analysts say the continent faces an uphill task to transform the pact into reality.The 55-nation AU, gathering for a summit in Niger, will give...

Sudan military council, opposition reach power-sharing agreement

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, setting off street celebrations by thousands of people.The two sides, which have held talks...

U.N. says Libyan guards shot at migrants fleeing air strikes

The United Nations said on Thursday it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from air strikes that killed at least 53 people, including six children, in a migrant detention center.A report from...

Killed Ethiopian ‘coup leader’ said there was no coup

The alleged leader of what the authorities called a coup in Ethiopia's northern Amhara state denied that it was a coup attempt in an interview with a journalist before he was shot dead.Brig Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed as...

Nigerian senator pleads for forgiveness over sex shop fight

Elisha Abbo, 41, a Nigerian senator who hit a woman in a sex toy shop in the capital, Abuja, has apologised, saying: "I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past."On Tuesday, CCTV footage that showed the senator hitting...
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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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