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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Islamic militants execute three persons in Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamist fighters have killed execute-style three people in Burkina Faso, the attack happened in the village of Kourao in northern Burkina Faso, on Tuesday, according to a security official. "The victims were executed, causing panic in the village," another...

Sudan new PM to name first cabinet since al Bashir’s ouster

Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister is due on Wednesday to announce a cabinet that will be the first since veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed more than four months ago. Premier Abdalla Hamdok is set to name his key picks from...

Ethiopian Airlines under fire for not flying wheelchair user

A Kenyan wheelchair user has hit out at Ethiopian Airlines, saying he was abandoned by airport staff who refused to help him board a flight leaving the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to the US. In a series of tweets and Facebook...

US embassy hikes visa fee to match cost of Nigerian visa

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced an increase in the price of visa for Nigerians with effect from Thursday in retaliation to increased cost of obtaining Nigeria’s by its citizens. With the announcement, Nigerians applying for tourism, student...

Hundreds of vehicles stranded in Mali amid bad roads protest

Hundreds of lorries and other vehicles have been blocked from entering the capital of Mali, Bamako, on the fourth day of a protest over the poor state of the country’s roads. A woman told AFP news agency that she had...

Burundian refugees given till October 1 to leave Tanzania

More than 200,000 Burundian refugees who have sought refuge in Tanzanian have until 1 October to go home or they will be forced to leave, Tanzania’s interior minister said. “Now there is peace in Burundi, so refugees have until the...

40 migrants feared drowned after boat capsize off Libya – UN

A boat carrying scores of Europe bound migrants capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from...

Malawi bans public protests against election body

Malawi's government has banned a three-day nationwide protest against the electoral body, which was due to start on Wednesday. The protesters have been holding regular demonstrations since the election in May in which President Peter Mutharika was narrowly elected to...

Nigeria says wont give up assets in $9b gas project dispute

Nigeria will not relinquish assets to a firm registered in the British Virgin Islands following a court ruling related to a $9 billion gas project dispute, the West African country’s information minister said on Tuesday. Earlier this month a judge...

Liberia missing millions: Charles Sirleaf pleads not guilty

The son of Liberia ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with 4 ex-Liberian central bank officials, facing charges of money laundering and "economic sabotage" have pleaded not guilty in a scandal over millions of dollars of newly printed cash. Charles Sirleaf with...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people...

HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...
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