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Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said.Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found.The now famous miner, Saninu struck it...

South Africa urges for talks on Nile dam to continue despite obstacles

South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.Egypt on Tuesday called for a halt in the talks while Sudan threatened...

Tanzania opposition CHADEMA names Tundu Lissu as presidential candidate

Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President Magufuli, clinched the nomination for the leading opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) party ahead of the October elections.Lissu, who survived being shot 16 times in an apparent assassination attempt on...

Drunk soldier kills dozen in DR Congo

A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities said.Security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange,...

Somalia ends internet blackout days after PM ousted

An internet blackout across large parts of southern and central Somalia ended Monday after what critics called an attempt by the government to control information amid fears of political fallout after the prime minister was ousted over the weekend.Parliament...

Opposition politician back to Tanzania, 3 years after being shot

Tanzanian opposition politician and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu returned to the country on Monday, three years after being shot 16 times. The gunmen have never been found.Immediately upon his arrival at the international airport in Dar es Salaam, the...

Kenya fishermen blame Ethiopian mega-dam for drop in fortune

Fishermen on the shores of Kenya’s Lake Turkana, the world’s biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds...

Ethiopian maids ‘dumped’ in the streets of Lebanon as COVID hits

Ethiopian mother Alemtsehay Nasir went to Lebanon dreaming that her maid’s job would let her earn money to make a better life for her young son. But she was fired when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and her employers dumped...

Ethiopia dam reservoir filling as talks with Egypt, Sudan stall

The reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is filling, its water minister said on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the giant Blue Nile hydroelectric project stalled.Sudan and Egypt both fear the $4 billion...
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Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least...
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Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed...