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U.S. to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed to pay to American victims of militant...

Big oil firms accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground.The request from...

Covid-19 vaccine goes on final test with thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.There’s...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities said the southern African country’s 2019/20 maize production of 907,628 tonnes would not meet its...

African nations urges UN probe of US ‘systemic racism’, police violence

African countries are pushing for the UN's top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into "systemic racism" and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution seen on Tuesday by AFP.The text was...

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...

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards US border

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an attempt to reach the United States.Honduras currently allows...

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser’s comment on George Floyd

Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face retaliation for trying to foment unrest in the U.S. over the death...

Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the two nations according to Rwandan tabloid, New Times.The deal which was signed in Kigali on...

Fmr Liberian security forces commander under Charles Taylor deported from US

A member of former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s security forces has been deported from the United States back to Liberia, US immigration enforcement officials said.Alexander Mentol Zinnah, 56, had been living in Minnesota. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs...
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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...