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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed.Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met...

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 hours to surrender before a military offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.Hundreds, possibly thousands,...

Ethiopia’s PM vows ‘final and crucial’ offensive in Tigray

Associated PressEthiopia’s prime minister on Tuesday declared “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country’s rebellious northern Tigray region.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a social media post said a...

Ethiopia rejects mediation, bombs Tigray capital

Ethiopia resisted international pressure for mediation in a war in the country’s north on Monday as its air force bombed the Tigrayan capital Mekelle, according to diplomatic and military sources.Hundreds have died, 25,000 refugees have fled to Sudan and...

Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Associated PressLeader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighbouring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, a sign of huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills...

Witness account emerges of Ethiopians fleeing Tigray

The sound of heavy weapons erupted across the Ethiopian border town, and immediately Filimon, a police officer, started to run.Now, shaken and scared, he pauses when asked about his wife and two small children, ages 5 and 2. “I...

Ethiopia conflict escalates as government arrest 150 operatives

Tensions over the deadly conflict in Ethiopia are spreading well beyond its cut-off Tigray region, as the federal government says some 150 suspected “operatives” accused of seeking to “strike fear and terror” throughout the country have been detained.The new...

Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). More...

Ethiopia blocks food aid, medical supplies from Tigray

Aid agencies are unable to restock food, health and other emergency supplies in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, where federal troops are fighting with local forces, the United Nations warned on Thursday.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed embarked on a military campaign...

Sustained clashes over Ivory Coast’s Ouattara 3rd term as Ecowas urge talks

AljazeeraMore clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African block, ECOWAS and France called for dialogue to end tensions over his contested third term.Ouattara secured the October 31 election by more than 94 percent...
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Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took...
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Tigray leader to Ethiopia’s PM; stop the madness

The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according...

Ethiopia: Leader of Tigray forces says fighting continues near Mekelle

The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious northern forces has said he is still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured...

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven people and wounding eight, an...