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Freed Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi faints amid supporters, police scuffle

Freed Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, fainted after a scuffle ensued between her supporters and police officers after her acquittal.Ms Nyanzi, who was ordered to be released immediately by a judge on Thursday, fainted after the trouble between...

Oxfam report criticizes EU aid money for Africa say it may harm, not help

European aid money earmarked for development in Africa is increasingly tied to how well countries can block their own citizens from trying to migrate across the Mediterranean and may be hurting the very people it is ostensibly intended to...

Ugandan activist cropped out of photo with white peers

Ugandan climate advocate Venessa Nakate was cropped out from a picture she took with fellow activists; Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.Reacting, a pan-African said 'that it happened is not only shocking but shameful, and to...

Burundi first lady releases a song against abuse of women

Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza has released a song to campaign against the abuse women face when they cannot get pregnant.The video clip opens with a scene of a wife welcoming her husband home and inviting him to eat...

Elephants dying of thirst and the right groups fake outrage

Global outrage will definitely trail the news that, 'more than 50 elephants have died of thirst in Zimbabwe', such avoidable loss, should have been resigned our past.International right groups including animal right campaigners and other lovers of nature, will...

Africans twice more likely to be refused UK visa

Africans are twice as likely to be refused UK visas than applicants from any other part of the world, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Africa shows.  The study said the UK immigration system is "biased or even...

How and why do governments shut down internet in Africa?

No Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp.That's what's becoming increasingly common in some African countries, where governments have periodically shut down the internet or blocked social media platforms. It's a year since Chad blocked access to the most popular social media sites.Sudan had...

Moroccan women applaud anti-harassment law

Activist Samira Raiss has welcomed that Morocco's law criminalising violence against women has come into force.She has campaigned for years for such a law and told me she was happy that her hard work had finally paid off.We will...

African journalist candid talk with Philippines’ anti -drug police

By Wamoyi M. Mercie   In the recent past Philippines, the second populous nation after Indonesia within the vast South East Asia has been in the spotlight over extra judicial killings of minors and adults in drug and other related...

Lawyers battle to free teen jailed for killing ‘rapist’ husband

Lawyers for the Sudanese teenager who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her have filed an appeal in the Supreme Court to demand her unconditional release. Judges last month scrapped the death sentence imposed on Noura Hussein, 19, and...
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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...
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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...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...