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Malawi president’s aide banned from US

A top aide of Malawi President Peter Mutharika has been banned from entering the US due to “involvement in significant corruption", the US embassy in the capital, Lilongwe, has said.Uladi Mussa had "engaged in and benefited from public corruption”...

DR Congo Tshisekedi rejects Fayulu’s reform

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has dismissed a proposal by opposition leader Martin Fayulu to set up a team to review the country's constitution to pave way for a new election.He said that it was not...

Sudan protesters agree to direct talks with ruling generals

Sudan's protest leaders Wednesday agreed to hold direct talks with the country's ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators called on the two sides to resume stalled negotiations to form a new governing body.Negotiations between the two sides...

Nigeria to sign Africa’s free trade agreement

Nigeria says it will sign the pan-African trade deal, known as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, at an African Union extraordinary summit in Niger on Sunday.President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter that he agreed to the...

Nigerian senator explains role in sex-toy shop fight

Elisha Abbo, 41, a Nigerian senator caught on CCTV assaulting an assistant in a sex-toy shop has claimed that he was retaliating after being attacked.On Tuesday PremiumTimes newspaper released a video on its website  that showed the senator in a shop...

Ethiopian mediator urges Sudan military, opposition to hold direct talks

Ethiopia’s mediator in the Sudan crisis urged the military rulers and the opposition coalition to hold direct talks on Wednesday to strike a deal on handing over power to civilians.The Transitional Military Council, which has ruled Sudan since President...

Strike on Tripoli detention centre kills 40

An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said.It is the highest publicly...

Jammeh ally charged with murder in Gambia

A former member of the military junta that brought Yahya Jammeh to power in The Gambia in July 1994 has been charged with murder.Yankuba Touray had refused to testify before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC), which is...

Rwanda opposition leader calls for protection of independence celebration

Prominent Rwandan opposition figure Victoire Ingabire has accused the government of overshadowing Independence Day celebrations in favour of Liberation Day - the day the governing Rwandan Patriotic Front came to power after ending the 100-day genocide against the Tutsi...

Gunmen kill 16 in attack on Niger military camp

Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers in an attack on a military camp in western Niger, local residents and security sources said on Tuesday.The raid occurred on Monday afternoon near the town of Inates, close to the border with...
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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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