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Floods kill 10 in Sudan, wreak homes, thousands displaced

At least 10 people were killed and more than 3 300 homes ruined, multiple infrastructure and farmlands ruined by seasonal torrential rains across Sudan, the United Nations said.The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan said...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan resumes talks over disputed dam

Three key Nile basin countries on Monday resumed their negotiations to resolve a years-long dispute over the operation and filling of a giant hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, officials said.The talks came a day...

Egypt’s Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from politics

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ratified a law banning active and former military personnel from running for the presidency or parliament without the army's approval.The legislative changes come after Egyptians voted overwhelmingly last year in favour of...

Interior minister Hichem Mechichi named as Tunisia new PM

Tunisia's interior minister Hichem Mechichi has been appointed to form the next government, the president's office said, amid political tensions among major parties in the North African country.The 46-year-old lawyer succeeds Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned as prime minister earlier...

As much as 120 feared dead in Darfur, Sudan

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister promised fresh troops for the conflict-stricken region.Attackers targeted members of the local Masalit community, looting and burning...

Egypt’s army says it foiled terror attack in northern Sinai

The Egyptian army said it has killed 18 suspected militants who attacked a military post in northern Sinai on Tuesday and foiled their ‮‮”‬‬terrorist‮‮”‬‬ attack.Two army personnel were killed and four others wounded in the attack which took place...

Sudan adjourns trial of Bashir and allies for 1989 coup

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and some of his former allies went on trial on Tuesday on charges of leading a military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989.A Sudanese court had already handed Bashir a two-year...

Coronavirus spreading in Egypt prisons – HRW

At least 14 prisoners have died from likely Covid-19 complications in scantly-monitored outbreaks of the disease at Egyptian detention centres, Human Rights Watch said on Monday."At least 14 prisoners and detainees have died, most likely from Covid-19 complications, in...

Tunisia PM resigns sparking a political crisis

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh stepped down on Wednesday, plunging the country into a political crisis as it tries to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.Fakhfakh presented his resignation to President Kais Saied, a government statement said....

Seventeen injured in Egyptian oil pipeline fire

A major fire broke out after a leak of oil from the Shuqair-Mostorod pipeline next to a busy highway in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday and 17 people were injured, authorities said.The pipeline runs along a motorway on the...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

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,...

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...