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Ethiopia spiraling out of control , late singer’s uncle killed, father in critical condition

At least eight more people has died including an uncle of the late popular Oromo singer, who was gunned down in Ethiopian capital on Monday night, his father and 80 others were also reported injured.According a reliable source the...

Ethiopia police arrests leading Oromo opposition politician

Ethiopia has confirmed the arrest of leading opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, a move that risks inflaming ethnic tensions that have led to multiple deaths in the Oromia region following the murder of popular Oromo singer.Jawar, a former media mogul...

Ethiopia boils, 50 killed as protests rock capital over Oromo singer’s death

At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday.Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was...

Malawi moves election re-run date to June 23

Malawi will go to the polls on June 23, a week earlier than initially ordered by the courts, which annulled President Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year due to irregularities.The Constitutional Court ruled on Feb. 3 that a...

Coronavirus protests rocks Senegal capital

Protestors in Dakar set tyres on fire and threw stones at security forces on Wednesday night during protests over a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed almost three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.The unrest in Senegal’s capital followed similar...

Malawi electoral commission boss, Jane Ansah resigns

Under pressure chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, bows to pressure, as she resigns a month before the conduct of fresh elections.Her resignation comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging...

Police in Guinea kills 6 protesters during clashes over roadblocks

Six people protesting against roadblocks erected to curb the spread of coronavirus in Guinea have died during clashes with security forces, manning the barriers.Police spokesman Mory Kaba who confirmed the dead, told AFP news agency on Tuesday that, "there...

Breaking: Malawi supreme court reject’s Mutharika’s poll appeal

Malawi’s Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional court's invalidation of last year's presidential election results and ruled that Peter Mutharika was not duly elected, reports the BBC.In February, the Constitutional Court nullified the results after the opposition parties challenged...

Malawians resist virus lockdown say we could die in our homes

While much of the world labours under strict coronavirus lockdowns, Malawi has bucked the trend after a court blocked attempts to restrict its population's movements -- much to the relief of some residents."Had the lockdown been implemented, we would...

Malawi police arrests rights activists over picketing plot

Police in Malawi have arrested two human rights activists and are searching for a third for mobilising people to shut down the country’s state residences.Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say they want to shut the buildings to force Malawi's...
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Popular Nigerian Twitter influencer and UK based doctor accused of rape

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Funeral for assassinated Ethiopia’s Oromo singer begins, thousands kept out

Security was high in Ethiopia’s Ambo town on Thursday for the funeral of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing earlier this week sparked two days...

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Ethiopia spiraling out of control , late singer’s uncle killed, father in critical condition

At least eight more people has died including an uncle of the late popular Oromo singer, who was gunned down in Ethiopian capital on...