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Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in the holy city of Aksum over two days in November.An Amnesty International report says the mass killings on 28...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures" to Uganda about its elections, this is according the state-linked Newspaper, New Vision.His comments came after the US said it...

Ethiopian opposition leaders’ health deteriorating in jail

Incarcerated Ethiopian opposition leaders lives are now in danger following nearly a month long hunger strike which and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government, according to their lawyer.“Four of them have continued with their...

US considers options against Ugandan forces over abuses

The US State Department says it's considering a range of targeted options against members of the Ugandan security forces it holds responsible for abuses against opposition candidates and civil society.The run-up to January's election was marked by a series...

Italian ambassador killed in an ambush attack in DR Congo

The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said.Luca Attanasio, serving...

Exiled Rwandan opposition politician killed in South Africa

In what has become a routine, South Africa police are investigating the death of another exiled Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town.Bamporiki, the Rwanda National Congress party’s coordinator in South Africa, was shot dead...

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

Security forces in Somali capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country’s election on Friday as at least one explosion was reported at the international airport and armoured personnel carriers blocked major streets. A protest...

Eritrea calls story on Tigray massacre an outrageous lies

Eritrea government is rejecting as “outrageous lies” a story by The Associated Press in which witnesses describe a massacre of several hundred people carried out by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel criticized Thursday’s story on...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar vice-president Maalim Seif dies at 77

The vice-president of Tanzania semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar has died, nearly three weeks after his party said he had contracted Covid-19.No official reason has been given for the death of Seif Sharif Hamad, popularly known as Maalim Seif, at...

Fear in Ethiopia’s Tigray: We’ll be left without families

As soldiers from Eritrea looted border town of Rama in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, one home became a dispensary for frightened residents seeking medicine in the midst of war.In return, they shared details of killings in nearby communities. An American...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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