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US warns South Africa over land seizures

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the South African government's plan to expropriate land without compensation will be "disastrous" for the economy and the nation reports BBC.Mr Pompeo made the comments in Ethiopia, the final leg...

Uganda parliament summons first lady Janet Museveni

Uganda's parliamentary speaker has issued fresh summons for First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the country's education minister, following a row over how a new curriculum should be introduced according to BBC.Mrs Museveni had failed to appear before...

Outrage, condemnation trail murder of outspoken Somali journalist

Journalists in Somalia and around the world have condemned the killing of Abdiwali Ali Hassan an outspoken journalist critical of the government near the Somali capital, Mogadishu.The Somali Journalists' Syndicate says unidentified gunmen targeted Mr Hassan in Afgoye town...

Ex-Burundi rebel selected as main opposition presidential candidate

Burundi’s main opposition party has chosen Agathon Rwasa, a former rebel leader and rival of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza, as its candidate in the upcoming presidential elections.The National Congress for Liberty, known by its French acronym CNL, selected Rwasa...

Machar rejects South Sudan president’s compromise for peace

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government.The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar dashes hopes of breaking a...

Over 6,000 bodies found in mass graves in Burundi

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi Province, the largest finding since the government launched a nationwide excavation in January.The commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the...

South Sudan clears hurdle to peace process, cuts number of states from 32 to 10

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity government.“The compromise we...

Ethiopians treacherous journey through desert to Saudi Arabia

The flow of migrants through the Horn of Africa countries, Djibouti and Somalia this has grown over the years. U.N.’s International Organization for Migration said that, 150,000 arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2018, a 50%...

Tanzania signs $1.46B loan for standard gauge railway construction

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of 550 km (341.75 miles) of standard gauge railway running between the commercial capital and central Tanzania.Tanzania is building a network of...

Nile dam dispute; Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan fail to reach final agreement

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach a final agreement on the filling up and operation of what will be Africa's biggest hydro-electric dam that is being built on River Nile.Ethiopian Ambassador to US Fitsum Arega has tweeted...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the person previously confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus in Egypt is on his way...

Malema’s wife suing ANC MP Mamabolo for $69k over domestic abuse claims

Julius Malema's wife, Mantoa Matlala has joined husband in taking ANC MP Boy Mamabolo, in court over his claims of domestic abuse in the...

Lesotho ruling party gives PM resignation deadline after wife charged

Lesotho's ruling party gave its embattled prime minister an ultimatum to resign by Thursday after his wife was charged in connection with the murder...

Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce arms embargo on Libya

Turkish President on Wednesday criticized the European Union’s decision to launch a new maritime effort focused on enforcing the U.N arms embargo around Libya,...