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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Nigerian pastor accused of rape detained at force HQ Abuja

Nigeria controversial and flamboyant, Pastor and founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo is currently being detained at Nigerian Police Force Headquarters in Abuja after he surrendered himself for questioning over rape allegations levelled against him...

Clashes between Sudan’s Nuba and Bani Amer tribes killed 37

Sudanese activists say last week’s clashes between two tribes in an eastern port city killed at least 37 people. The fighting in Port Sudan, in the Red Sea province, erupted on Thursday between the Bani Amer tribe and the displaced...

Residence flee as three-week lockdown looms in Cameroon

Thousands of residents of Cameroon's two English-speaking regions have fled their homes ahead of a three-week curfew announced by separatist fighters. According to media reports, there was a lot of commotion at bus station, where people were trying to board...

U.S. increasingly disappointed with Mnangagwa led government

U.S. disappointment with Zimbabwe’s government keeps growing amid the heavy-handed response of authorities to any form of opposition, a senior State Department official said on Monday following a crackdown last week against protesters. “The disappointment just keeps getting worse and...

Japan moves to boost presence in Africa with TICAD 2019

Japan hosts development talks with African leaders this week, looking to boost its presence on the continent and offer an alternative to investments by an increasingly assertive China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he wants the latest round...

Zimbabwe may pull out of CITES over stockpiles of ivories

Zimbabwe is contemplating pulling out of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to fully benefit from its conservation of natural resources. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the upgrading of a 6,5-kilometre...

Head of Rwandan community in Mozambique shot dead

The leader of the Rwandan community in Mozambique has been shot dead in the capital, Maputo. Officials say Louis Baziga was in his car at midday on Monday after leaving his home in Matola, a southern suburb of the city,...

Kenyan president Uhuru flags off first crude oil export

Kenya has exported its first batch of oil as President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the crude shipment from the port of Mombasa on Monday morning. It is being described as a historic day and an important step on the way...

Kenyan troops ‘destroying mobile phone masts in Somalia’

Somali government has accused the Kenyan military of destroying mobile phone masts in the south of the country, where Kenyan troops are deployed in the fight against the Islamist militant group, al-Shabaab. It wants the African Union to intervene and...

Congo DR names government, 7 months after inauguration

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi. “The government is finally here. The president has signed the decree and we will begin work soon,” Prime Minister Sylvestre...
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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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