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Ethiopia says all aid flights to Tigray must be searched

Ethiopia’s prime minister has promised “immediate access” for humanitarian groups to Tigray, the United Nations said on Friday, after the United States and the European Union compared the Ethiopian government’s current treatment of the embattled region to a “siege.”The...

Ethiopia declares cease-fire in Tigray as rebel forces retake capital

Ethiopia's federal government on Monday declared a "unilateral ceasefire" in its war-torn Tigray region, state media reported, as rebel fighters entered the regional capital Mekele sparking celebrations on the streets.The dramatic reversal for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's forces signalled...

Uganda minister’s shooting: 2 charged for murder of daughter and driver

A magistrate’s court in Uganda has charged two men with the murders of the daughter and driver of the country’s Transport Minister Edward Katumba Wamala in June.A 38-year-old motorcycle rider and a 46-year-old herbalist have been charged for the...

At least 64 killed in deadly Ethiopian airstrike on Tigray

Ethiopia’s military on Thursday said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants...

At least 17 soldiers killed in a Helicopter crash in Kenya

A police official in Kenya says 17 soldiers have died when the helicopter they were travelling in for a training exercise crashed in the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.Six people with severe injuries were rescued from the scene in...

US, European Union condemn airstrike in a market in Tigray

The European Union and the United States have condemned an airstrike said to have been carried out by the Ethiopian air force leaving dozens of civilian casualties at a village market near Tigray's capital, Mekelle.The EU has called the...

Fourteen killed in cattle raid in South Sudan

At least 14 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Lakes State, local media report.The state police spokesperson, Capt Elijah Mabor Makuac, said armed youths from the Pakam community attacked...

Co-accused says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero never joined rebels

Paul Rusesabagina, the ex-hotelier immortalised in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, never belonged to a rebel group that sought to overthrow President Paul Kagame, one of the former rebels accused with him of terrorism told a court on Wednesday.“Rusesabagina was...

More deaths in Ethiopia as airstrike hits market in Tigray region

Several people has been killed and others injured in an airstrike in a town in Togoga, about 25km (15.5 miles) south of Mekelle in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.An eyewitness at Alder referral hospital said that he was struck in the...

Sudan ask UN to move Ethiopian peacekeepers out of Abyei

Sudan has once again urged the UN to replace Ethiopian peacekeepers in the disputed Abyei region, on the Sudan-South Sudan border, with another force from different countries, the state-owned Suna news agency has reported.The proposal came during a meeting...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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