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Japan PM Shinzo Abe warns Africa over accumulation of debts

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe has warned African leaders about the dangers of accumulating too much debt, the AFP news agency reports. Shinzo Abe's comments are seen as warning about China's role in Africa as Beijing is said to favour...

UK say warships to patrol dangerous West African waters

British warships are expected to patrol the Gulf of Guinea before the end of the year, according to UK Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, who is on a three-day visit to Ghana. He said that the fleet would join forces with...

Spanish coastguard rescues 208 migrants crossing from Africa

More than 200 migrants were rescued on Wednesday by the Spanish coastguard as they attempted to make the crossing from Africa to Spain, rescue services said on Thursday. The rescue comes at a time when Spain is preparing for the...

Five persons beheaded by Islamic militants in Mozambique

Five people, including four fishermen, have been beheaded by suspected Islamist militants in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado. Four fishermen, from the village of Nacotuco in Macomia district, were returning home from the sea when they were brutally attacked...

Mass abductions hit Katsina State, Nigeria; over 50 taken

More than 50 people, including pregnant women and children, were abducted in a raid on a village in Katsina, home State of President Buhari, according to residents. The attack on Wurma village in Katsina, northwest Nigeria, began around 11:30 p.m....

Nigeria closes border with Benin rep. to curb rice smuggling

Nigeria has partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling that is threatening the country’s attempt to boost local production, the government said on Wednesday. The government wants Nigeria to be self-sufficient in rice and has imposed...

US visa increase forces Nigeria to reduce visa fee for US citizens

The Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved reduction in Visa charges payable by U.S. citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by a committee set up to conduct due diligence. The minister, who announced this in a statement...

Eleven killed in Chad in clashes between herders and farmers

Eleven people were killed in fighting between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in a dispute over trampled crops in southern Chad, the local governor said Wednesday. The violence broke out in the district of Koumogo on Monday, causing the death...

Zambian party leader arrested for defaming the president

Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on Wednesday on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu by describing the head of state as a dog, his lawyer said. Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),...

Boy, 15, charged in South Africa for kidnapping, robbing and killing soldier

A 15-year-old boy in Blue Downs, Cape Town South Africa has appeared before a Magistrate Court on Wednesday on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping, in connection with the abduction of soldier Michael Njomane. The teenager was...
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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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