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Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia reopen Nile mega-dam talks

AljazeeraSudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have resumed their talks over Addis Ababa’s controversial dam on the Blue Nile river, just over a week after US President Donald Trump warned that Cairo may “blow it up” if disputes are not resolved.The...

South Africa urges for talks on Nile dam to continue despite obstacles

South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.Egypt on Tuesday called for a halt in the talks while Sudan threatened...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to resume talks on Renaissance dam

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume talks to break a deadlock on the Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, the leaders of the three countries said on Tuesday.The announcements made separately by Ethiopian leader Abiy...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked again in Nile dam talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three...

Refugees protest Rwanda coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a protest by refugees and migrants who were relocated to the country last year from crowded detention camps in Libya, witnesses said.They gathered in their camp on Wednesday to organize a demonstration against...

S/Africa’s Ramaphosa says Africa working together to battle Covid-19

Africa needs to act swiftly and to undertake extraordinary measures if it is to prevail in the battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus.This is the message from President Cyril Ramaphosa, who on Friday convened a teleconference of the African Union...

Opposition wants Guinea referendum scrapped, calls to keep up anti-govt protests

Guinea's opposition on Saturday called for the cancellation of a referendum on changing the constitution, as fresh protests against President Alpha Conde's government broke out in the capital Conakry.Conde on Friday announced the referendum, originally planned for Sunday, would...

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,...

African Union to deploy 3000 strong force to Sahel

The African Union said on Thursday that it expected to send a temporary deployment of 3,000 soldiers to West Africa's Sahel region, where regional forces are struggling to respond to a nearly eight-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.The decision was...

Rwanda set to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries

Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, the African Union and La Francophonie member nations reports The New Times Rwanda.President Paul Kagame made the announcement yesterday at the International School for Government at King's College...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...