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Ecowas leaders plan extraordinary talks Monday to end Mali crisis

West African leaders will hold a virtual extraordinary summit on Monday to propose measures to end the deepening political crisis in Mali after five heads of state met with the government and the opposition in the country's capital city...

Bill Gates reject claims that he created virus outbreak

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak."It's a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation,"...

Zimbabwe president picks fight with Econet over economy crash

Zimbabwe’s president has picked a fight with the country’s most successful businessman and Econet Wireless founder, Strive Musiyiwa. The economy may be the loser.According to Bloomberg news, Under pressure from a plunging currency and 737% inflation, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...

Ecowas leaders seek end to Mali political crisis

Presidents from five West African countries arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to negotiate an end to a political crisis that has rocked the country and raised fears it could undermine a regional fight against Islamist militants.Infuriated by...

Gunmen kill 11 in Gora Gan village, Kaduna, Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding gunmen in Kaduna, Nigeria have killed 11 people, local government and community leaders said on Wednesday, in the latest violence in the area.The attack on Monday came a day after assailants gunned down 18 wedding guests in a...

South Africa to halt lenders blacklisting borrowers during pandemic

South Africa’s government may temporarily ban lenders from blacklisting consumers whose credit records have been hit by the coronavirus crisis, a consultation document published by the main opposition party showed.The Department of Trade (DTI) document said it was considering...

Zimbabwean journalist, opposition figure appear in court

A Zimbabwean journalist known for exposing alleged corruptions in government, now accused of plotting against the government is appearing in court in Harare.Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician he is accused of conspiring with to...

South African woman contracts Covid-19 twice within 3 months

A doctor in Durban, South Africa, Dr Yuvan Maharaj, has reported having a Covid-19 patient who has been re-infected three months after her initial infection reports News24.Dr Maharaj, who runs a practice in Prospection, said the patient had initially...

Zimbabwe announces virus curfew ahead of opposition protest

Ahead of an anti-government protests planned for next week, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday his government would impose a night-time curfew and tighten other measures to tackle rising coronavirus infections.The president backed the new order with a...

Egypt’s army says it foiled terror attack in northern Sinai

The Egyptian army said it has killed 18 suspected militants who attacked a military post in northern Sinai on Tuesday and foiled their ‮‮”‬‬terrorist‮‮”‬‬ attack.Two army personnel were killed and four others wounded in the attack which took place...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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