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Egypt says will use ‘all means’ to defend Nile interests

Egypt on Saturday said it would use “all available means” to defend “the interests” of its people after Ethiopia skipped the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan.A final deal on...

Sarr destroys Liverpool’s invincibility dream

Senegalese international and Watford record signing Ismaila Sarr, was in a blistering form in his first start for his club putting runner way premier league leaders to the sword, scoring two quick goals before unselfishly setting up Deeney instead...

Sudan sacks scores of diplomats linked to Bashir

Sudan has fired scores of diplomats for alleged links to the administration of toppled President Omar al-Bashir, a legal committee said on Saturday.The Empowerment Removal Committee was formed under a law introduced in November to dismantle the system built...

Guinea-Bissau crisis deepens with 2 rival presidents and PMs

Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday, after Umaro Cissoko Embalo, the inaugurated winner of December’s election, swore in a new premier, but parliament appointed a rival interim president.The flurry of clashing appointments adds to...

U.S. to remain engaged with Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan on Blue Nile dam

The United States will continue to work with Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan until they sign an accord on a giant Blue Nile hydropower dam, after failing to secure signatures from the three countries this week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven...

African Union recalled observers for Guinea vote forcing delay

Details from the forced postponement of Guinea's referendum indicates that the African Union on Friday had recalled a team sent to observe the constitutional referendum and legislative elections on Sunday.The European Union also had voiced its concern.In a statement,...

DR Congo military intelligence chief dies of heart attack

Congo’s military intelligence chief died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his wife said, following media reports that an investigation had been opened into allegations that he tried to destabilize the country.Delphin Kahimbi was also under European Union...

Paris Gare de Lyon: Fire at station amid DR Congo concert protest

Police evacuated Paris's Gare de Lyon station after protesters started a fire to try to disrupt a concert by a Congolese singer.Political opponents of the DR Congo government set fire to parked scooters, motorcycles and bins and blocked firefighters...

Outcry in Ethiopia over Abiy crackdown on rebels

Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.But one day in January, five truckloads...

Guinea’s Conde bows to pressure delays referendum

Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced a "slight postponement" of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, following mounting international criticism over the poll's fairness.The government argues that the draft constitution would, among other things, codify gender equality...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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