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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan resumes talks over disputed dam

Three key Nile basin countries on Monday resumed their negotiations to resolve a years-long dispute over the operation and filling of a giant hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, officials said.The talks came a day...

CIVICUS, others condemn Zimbabwe continued crackdown on critics

Zimbabwe’s military and police continue the arrests of scores of critics/opposition figures after last week's aborted anti-government protest, according to reports.Global civil society alliance CIVICUS has condemned the action of the government, describing it as barbaric, the group also...

Five Mali soldiers killed in an ambush, amid rising political crisis

Twin attacks believed to have been carried out by rebel fighters in Central Mali, have left at least five soldiers dead, amid political crisis rocking the Nation.Five soldiers were killed and five others wounded when a military convoy ran...

Gambia government officials ravaged by Covid-19

Three ministers in Gambia's government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation's president went into self-isolation.President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray...

South Africa anti-corruption watchdog probes Covid-19 tenders

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog said on Monday it was investigating irregularities in government tenders during the coronavirus crisis.The inquiries by the Public Protector come after the Special Investigating Unit launched a separate probe into tenders for personal protective equipment...

Shoprite joins Woolworths, Mr Price as it exits Nigeria after 15 years

Africa's biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is set to follow in the footsteps of Woolworths and Mr. Price as it exits the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years.The Cape Town-based retailer has started a formal process to consider...

Boko Haram militants kill 16 in northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said.The assailants threw a grenade...

Ex-Ivory Coast PM named as Gbagbo’s party presidential candidate

The party of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo named his one-time prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan as its candidate for the October presidential vote, ending speculation Gbagbo might return from abroad to stand.The election is seen as the...

French soldier dies in an accident in Chad

A French soldier has died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on Friday.The ministry said armed forces were investigating the causes of the accident at the...

Drunk soldier kills dozen in DR Congo

A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities said.Security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange,...
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HRW says Cameroon soldiers raped women in revenge raid

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has gathered evidence of a revenge attack nearly a year ago by Cameroonian...

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"...
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