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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...

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,...

Nile dam talks to restart this week as Egypt accuse Ethiopia of blocking progress

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said Sunday they would resume talks this week over a contentious, massive Nile dam, even as Egypt accused Ethiopia of trying to hinder progress on a resolution to disagreements over the project.The construction of the...

Demands for fair economies and less corruption fuelled protests in Africa – CIVICUS

A new report, the State of Civil Society Report 2020, published by global civil society alliance CIVICUS, sets out the major trends and events involving civil society over the past year.The report describes the massive people’s mobilisations that swept the...

Ethiopia and Sudan PMs agree to resume negotiations Nile dam

Prime ministers of Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to resume negotiations on the filling and use of the Grand Renaissance Dam , signalling a partial end to tensions over the Nile waters.Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok on Thursday in a...

How Africa beat the rest of the world in fighting Covid-19…so far

Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking predictions that the world's poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe.But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as...

Egypt army says blast in north Sinai killed or injured 10 soldiers

Egyptian army announced on Thursday that ten soldiers were either killed or wounded in a blast targeting an armoured vehicle in the restive northern Sinai.The attack occurred south the city of Bir al-Abed in the troubled North Sinai region,...

Egypt loosening lockdown restrictions for Ramadan even as covid-19 toll rises

Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a night-time curfew, the prime minister said on Thursday, as new coronavirus cases reached the highest daily toll...

Policeman, 7 suspected militants killed in Cairo gunbattle

An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire, the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday.It said three other policemen had also been wounded.The exchange took place in...

Human Rights Watch says Egypt security torturing children

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Egyptian security forces of torturing children in jails, saying it was typical of "the brutal security tactics" employed by the North African state.In a 43-page report, HRW and Egyptian rights group Belady documented...
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Nigeria’s Hushpuppi faces decades in US jail – Prosecutors

American federal prosecutors has charged a man they say went by the name "Ray Hushpuppi" and flaunted his extravagant wealth online after conspiring to...

Ethiopia picks the pieces after nearly 200 died in protest over killing of Haacaaluu

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hot...

Ghana president in isolation after Covid-19 positive test in close circle

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the advice of doctors after a person in his close circle tested positive for...

Cameroon government official in talks with the Ambazonia leaders

A representative of Cameroonian government had talks with several anglophone separatist leaders to try to find a peaceful resolution to the lingering conflict that...