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Monthly Archives: September, 2019

66 African migrants stranded in Libya camps arrives Rwanda

Sixty-six migrants who were stranded in camps in Libya have arrived in Rwanda, these are the first group to be relocated following agreement between Rwanda, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the African Union. "Special thanks goes to all the...

Egypt braces for another weekend of anti-Sisi protests

Egypt braced Friday for a second weekend of protests, as anger stemming from economic hardship and alleged top-level corruption threaten to eclipse a long-standing ban on street rallies. Last week's open defiance of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi -- triggered by...

First set of migrants evacuated from Libya heads to Rwanda

The first evacuation flight of African refugees and asylum-seekers from wretched Libyan detention centers was expected to arrive in Rwanda on Thursday in an unusual new effort to divert and care for people who failed to reach Europe. The East...

Mugabe’s burial site shifted to Zvimba no more Heroes Acre

Mugabe family has reversed a decision to have former Zimbabwe leader to be interred at Heroes Acre in the capital, Harare, instead he will now be buried in his home region of Zvimba. The location of his grave became a...

Judge in UK rules Nigeria can appeal ruling on $9 billion P&ID case

A judge in UK has given Nigeria permission to seek to overturn a ruling that would have allowed a private firm to try to seize more than $9 billion in assets from the West African country. The judge also granted...

Egypt arrests three vocal critics of president el Sisi

Egyptian security forces arrested three political activists known for outspoken criticism of Egypt’s government and president, lawyers said Wednesday amid an intensified crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests over the weekend. The demonstrations erupted over corruption allegations earlier this month against...

S.Africa’s Zulu king recommends castration for rape convicts

The all powerful South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has recommended that those found guilty of rape should be castrated, the IOL news site reports. "This would end this thing... this should be done in a way that would show...

Court blocks Tanzania opposition politicians from travelling

A court in Tanzania has blocked two top politicians from the opposition Chadema party from travelling abroad until they are cleared of sedition charges, the country's private Citizen newspaper reports. Vincent Mashinji, Chadema's secretary-general, and MP Esther Matiko are facing charges,...

Scores of trapped under a collapsed building in Sierra Leone

Scores of construction workers are believed to have been trapped under rubble after a building they were working on collapsed in Sierra Leone’s second largest city of Bo. Yusuff Moseray Suma a radio journalist in Makeni, Sierra Leone, who sent...

Mercy Corps suspends operations in northeastern Nigeria

International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organization said. Last week the army closed the...
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Eight found dead in Liberia flat after a night party

A young lady celebrating her graduation from the university and seven others were found dead in an apartment in...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...
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