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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

More than 40 die in oil tanker explosion in Benue, Nigeria

At least 40 people have died and over 60 have been injured in an oil tanker explosion in Benue state, central Nigeria, according to report on BBC Africa.Eyewitnesses said that on Monday afternoon an oil tanker overturned while trying...

Water crisis looms in Libya amid Tripoli fight

While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.Interruptions to water supplies are common after eight years...

Tunisia president, leaves hospital, to resume work in few days

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who was taken ill last week, left hospital on Monday in “normal health” and will resume work in the coming days, the president’s son said on his Facebook page.The presidency later published a picture...

Sudan protesters call for civil disobedience on July 14

Sudanese protest leaders called for a one-day nationwide "civil disobedience" campaign on July 14, in an announcement on Monday a day after they organised mass protests against the ruling generals that rocked the country.The move, which aims to increase...

Rwandan sentenced in US for lying about genocide role

Rwandan man has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the US for immigration fraud and perjury after hiding the fact that he was involved in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.Jean Leonard Teganya, 47, "was convicted and sentenced...

Another 23 dies in Mali renewed violence

At least 23 people have died in violence in central Mali, a local official and security sources are quoted as saying.Three villages were attacked by armed men on Sunday, Cheick Harouna Sankare the mayor of a nearby town told...

Fifteen bodies recovered, 3 still missing after boat accident in Lagos

The authorities in Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, say 15 corpses have so far been recovered from the scene of a boat accident that happened on Saturday.The passenger boat with 21 people on board had been travelling from Ajah on...

Thousands demand civilian rule in Sudan, at least seven killed

Huge crowds marched on Sudan’s defense ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians, and the authorities said at least seven people were killed and scores injured in protests nationwide.In the biggest demonstrations since a...

Haftar’s forces destroy Turkish drone in Tripoli, call for mobilization

Eastern Libyan forces loyal commander Khalifa Haftar said they destroyed a Turkish drone parked at Tripoli’s only working airport on Sunday and declared a “general mobilization” as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration mounted.Haftar’s forces said they hit...
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20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a...

Senegal top opposition Sonko arrested amid violent protests

Senegal main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of...

Morocco suspends relations with German over Western Sahara

Morocco has announced that it has suspended contacts with the German embassy in the country over its stance on...
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