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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan set new meetings to resolve Nile dam crisis

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River.The foreign...

Cameroon shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened to help absorb students fleeing the separatist uprising in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions.I travelled to Douala...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said on Twitter on Monday.The board said a first phase of construction would provide facilities for...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday as authorities urged people in affected areas to relocate.Seventeen flooding deaths have been confirmed in...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as one continent if it is to achieve the progress people aspire to have.He was speaking...

Nairobi governor arraigned, pleads not guilty to graft charges

Nairobi’s governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko pleaded not guilty to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars in a Kenyan court on Monday.The governor was arrested on Friday and is accused of conspiracy to commit corruption, failure to...

Sudan to pay Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of 1998 terror attacks

Sudan has promised to pay money to families of victims of the 1998 US embassies bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the Wall Street Journal has reported.Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said in an interview with the Wall...

Two survivors found 2 days after Kenyan building collapse

Miracle in Kenya as rescuers digging through the rubble of a collapsed six-story building in Nairobi, found 2 survivors on Sunday, two days after it collapsed and killed at least five people and injured 31 others.Authorities said 24 people...

Four dies at South African gold mine after rock collapse

Four mine workers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.The collapse at the Village...

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...
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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan set new meetings to resolve Nile dam crisis

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in...
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Cameroon shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as...