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Monthly Archives: June, 2020

Ethiopian Oromo singer, Haacaaluu shot dead in Addis Ababa

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a prominent Oromo singer, songwriter, was shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa around Galan Condominium site.The artist who was rushed to Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital after the attack succumbed to the injuries he sustained shortly...

Nigerian-Liberian lawyer in a fight for his career in Liberia

Nigerian-Liberian lawyer, Councillor, Ndubuisi A. Nwabudike is in a fight of his life to save his career after his expulsion by the Liberian Bar Association over Liberian citizenship status.Cllr. Nwabudike had recently been confirmated by the Liberian Senate as...

Kiir appoints governors for South Sudan’s 8 states

After a prolonged deadlock, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday night appointed governors for eight states, after a long deadlock, leaving out Jonglei and Upper Nile reports The EastAfrican.Few weeks ago, South Sudan Opposition Alliance - a party...

Swarms of locusts devastate parts of Kenya

The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts.Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019,...

Egypt seeks UN resolution on Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia

Egypt’s foreign minister urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to adopt a resolution giving international clout to efforts to resolve a dispute over the Ethiopia’s new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile which he said endangers the lives...

Belgian king regrets colonial era atrocities in DR Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has for the first time admitted and expressed "deepest regrets" for the harm his country had done during colonial rule in the DR Congo.Philippe, who has reigned since 2013, made his remarks in a letter...

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping force in Mali

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali for a year and called for a long-term and detailed plan for it to hand over security responsibilities and leave the...

Lesotho former first lady freed on bail

Lesotho’s former first lady, charged with the murder of her love rival, was granted bail on Monday, despite objections from the police that she might use it to escape.Maesaiah Thabane, wife of former prime minister Thomas Thabane, was arrested...

Newly sworn in Malawian president, picks new finance minister

A day after taking office, new president of Malawi, Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has named former insurance company director Felix Mlusu as the new finance minister, a government statement said,Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in Sunday as the...

South Africa denies shipment weapons/military hardware to Libya

South African government has denied rumours claiming that weapons and military hardware were shipped to Turkey, which could possibly end up in the hands of militia groups fighting in the Libyan civil war.According to News24, this happened after questions...
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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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