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South African Airways suspends operations

Associated PressSouth Africa’s flag carrier the South African has Airways suspended all its operations as it struggles to raise a bailout of more than 10 billion rands ($591 million).South African Airways, one of the country’s state-owned enterprises face allegations...

Nigeria impounds British plane for breaking coronavirus flight ban

Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the aviation minister said.Passenger flights into the country, with the exception of ones to evacuate people...

Amazing South Africa’s ‘upside down’ house

With its roof on the ground and its floor in the air, the upside down house in Hartebeestpoort, South Africa is attracting tourists who want to see the world from a different perspective.The unique building breaks all the rules...

Italian tourists caught trying to evade Mauritania virus containment

A group of Italian tourists tried to escape coronavirus confinement in Mauritania but were caught and sent back to their home country, the West African country said on Wednesday.The 15 tourists arrived in the capital Nouakchott on Saturday planning...

Coronavirus: Ethiopian Airlines wont stop China flights

Africa's largest carrier Ethiopian Airlines has once again refused to cancel flights to China despite rising pressure following the coronavirus outbreak.By contrast, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Air Tanzania, Air Mauritius, EgyptAir, RwandAir and Kenya Airways have all...

Families in Nigeria, Eritrea fear impact of US immigration ban

An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart. An American woman adopting a Nigerian toddler. A Nigerian man desperate to be with his American wife and children.These are some of the families...

Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines suspend all China flights

Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed more than 200 people and infected nearly 10,000 people.Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order):AIR CANADAAir...

Travel ban; USA restricts Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania 3 others from immigration visa

Washington announced Friday that it was curbing legal immigration from 6 additional countries that officials said did not meet security standards, as part of a push to further restrict immigration.Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and...

USA plan to add Nigeria, 3 other African nations to travel ban list

Washington is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall...

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 policy — still awaits them.But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated the return...
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Libya factions sign permanent UN-brokered cease-fire

Associated PressThe rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as...
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Gunfire, barricades in Guinea as Condé heads for third term

ReutersGunfire rang out across Guinea’s capital Conakry on Friday and security forces dispersed protesters after results showed President Alpha Conde winning re-election in a...

Israel and Sudan reach deal to normalize ties

ReutersIsrael and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Guinea President Conde wins re-election in landslide

ReutersGuinea’s President Alpha Conde has won a landslide re-election victory, preliminary results showed on Thursday, giving him a third term in office after a...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists

Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2,000 residents have been besieged by suspected...