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Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's push for a longer span, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on initial Nile dam deal

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial agreement on the filling and operation of the Ethiopia Renaissance dam being built on the River Nile.A joint statement by the three countries, along with the US and the World Bank, says negotiators...

Kenyan police arrest 3 suspects for trying to breach British army camp

Police in Kenya arrested three suspected members of al Shabaab terror group who tried to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya, police said in a report.The arrests, which took place at about 5 pm...

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani killed in US strike on Baghdad

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the two countries.The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump ordered Soleimani's...

US believes drone was shot down by Russian air defenses near Tripoli

The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says.Such...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.Those arrested had applied to be included in the Deferred Action...

US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US made its most explicit call against the self-styled Libyan National Army of Haftar, who was...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

United States reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly 30-yrs

The United States of America has reopened its embassy in Mogadishu nearly three decades after Somalia collapsed into civil war, a reflection of progress towards stability. Ambassador Donald Yamamoto said Wednesday that the reopening reflected progress in the Horn of...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...