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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Malawi opposition’s Chakwera leads re-run with 60%

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in the re-run of presidential election, according to a tally by the state broadcaster MBC and Times Newspaper.Results compiled from the 5 002 polling centres and...

Local miner becomes millionaire after biggest tanzanite find

A Tanzanian small-scale miner has become multi-million dollars richer after uncovering two of the biggest of the country's precious tanzanite stones ever found and selling them to the government.Saniniu Kuryan Laizer, 52, found the stones weighing 9.27 and 5.1...

South Africa taking part in trial of coronavirus vaccine

South Africa is taking part in Africa's first human trials aimed at producing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, which continues to surge in the country.Oxford University, in conjunction with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, announced Wednesday...

Ghana to rebuild demolished building in Nigerian embassy

Ghana's minister for foreign affairs has said the country will reconstruct a building demolished inside the Nigerian High Commission compound in Accra.Armed men reportedly stormed the compound last week and destroyed buildings under construction. Two people have been arrested...

Malawi vote: unofficial result gives opposition a commanding lead

Presidential candidate for Malawi opposition Alliance Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has taken in 58.9% of vote cast as unofficial results for the presidential elections keep trickling in, this is according to the report on Malawi24.Mr. Chakwera, in the unofficial results,...

Senegal president self-isolates after contact with Covid-19 case

Senegalese President Macky Sall is quarantining for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, state television said on Thursday.The measure is precautionary as an initial COVID-19 test of Macky Sall,...

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.Djokovic, who is "not showing...

Ex-South Africa president Zuma appears in court for resumed graft trial

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Tuesday to face multiple charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and money laundering, as a decade-old trial delayed by procedural bickering resumed.Zuma is being tried on 16 charges relating to...

Group calls for passage of whistleblower protection law in Nigeria

Media right advocacy group, the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called for the passage of a whistleblower protection law in Nigeria.In a statement to mark this year’s World Whistleblowing Day, the organisation noted that Nigeria...
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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

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