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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday.Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in...

Ethiopia mega dam to be filled ‘within seven years’

Ethiopian ministers have said the country will fill up the Grand Renaissance Dam over a period of "between four to seven years" despite Egypt's push for a longer span, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on initial Nile dam deal

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial agreement on the filling and operation of the Ethiopia Renaissance dam being built on the River Nile.A joint statement by the three countries, along with the US and the World Bank, says negotiators...

Ethiopia’s electoral board sets date for national elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board announced on Wednesday that it expects to hold national elections on Aug. 16, 2020, the first vote under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took office in 2018 and has directed political and economic reforms.Birtukan Mideksa, the...

DR Congo troops ‘seize ADF rebel camp’.

The Democratic Republic of Congo military says that it has captured a rebel camp in the eastern part of the country from where many attacks were planned.Battle for the camp known as Madina in a forested area which ADF...

Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...

Somali parliament official among casualties in car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

At least 4 people were killed, including deputy secretary of Somalia parliament, after a car loaded with explosives exploded in the capital Mogadishu, reports from Arlaadi News also says that at least 15 others were injured in the attack.The...

A Liberian Mormon missionary arrested in Uganda for faking own kidnap

Police in Uganda have arrested a Liberian missionary from the Church of Mormon who they accuse of faking his own kidnap and demanding a 74m Ugandan shilling ($20,000; £15,000) ransom.The Territorial Police in Greater Masaka, arrested the Liberian National...

Six killed after al Shabaab raid in Garissa, Kenya

A Kenyan government official says four residents have been killed by stray bullets during a raid by suspected al-Shabaab extremists in eastern Garissa County.Deputy county commissioner Kibet Bowen said Tuesday the gunmen targeted police officers at a roadblock near...

Police in Uganda arrest Bobi Wine, some supporters at a consultative meeting

Ugandan Police have arrested People Power movement leader, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and several leaders of his group, no reason has been given for the arrest.The arrest was effected at Our Lady of Good Counsel Secondary School,...
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Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

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...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...