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Libya’s GNA says targeting retreating Haftar forces

Libya's internationally recognised government has launched air strikes against forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar after his forces announced they were pulling back from Tripoli front lines.Air strikes by the Government of National Accord (GNA) targeted several...

Ethiopia and Sudan PMs agree to resume negotiations Nile dam

Prime ministers of Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to resume negotiations on the filling and use of the Grand Renaissance Dam , signalling a partial end to tensions over the Nile waters.Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok on Thursday in a...

More misery in South Sudan as hundreds die in tribal clashes

Hundreds of civilians, including three aid workers, were killed in a series of tribal clashes in villages in South Sudan’s vast Jonglei state, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.The territory of South Sudan has...

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears in court in France

Felicien Kabuga, accused of funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, appeared in a French court on Wednesday, four days after his arrest following a quarter of a century chase.In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the...

Jihadists kill 7 soldiers in Dapchi and Maza towns, northeast Nigeria

Jihadists killed seven soldiers in attacks in northeast Nigeria, including an assault on Dapchi - a town where schoolgirls were abducted en masse two years ago, military sources and residents said on Tuesday.The attacks on Monday came days before...

Burundi vote for new president amidst health and violence concerns

Burundians began voting on Wednesday in their first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, with the election commission calling for a peaceful vote despite simmering political violence and the new coronavirus pandemic.President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose...

Lesotho gets new Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro

Moeketsi Majoro was sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister on Wednesday, a day after his predecessor resigned under pressure over a scandal involving the killing of his wife.Majoro, who was previously finance minister, took the oath at the...

Both sides in the Syrian conflict now fight in Libya

While a ceasefire in Syria has reduced combat between rebels and government forces, mercenaries from the two sides are still fighting in Libya on behalf of their Russian and Turkish backers.Turkey supports some Syrian rebels and Libya's UN-recognised Government...

South Sudan’s Riek Machar and wife test positive for coronavirus

South Sudan’s Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.It said that “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” had also...

Burundi set to vote in general election despite virus fears

Burundians will vote in a general election on Wednesday, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, shocked observers...
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Burundi 1st lady Denise Nkurunziza airlifted to Kenya after contracting Covid-19

The outgoing Burundi President's wife, Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, has been airlifted to Kenya, where she is being treated at...
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Appeal courts revokes bail granted to ex-Lesotho PM’s wife

Lesotho’s Appeal Court on Friday revoked bail which had been granted to former prime minister Thomas Thabane’s wife, who is accused of murdering his...

Why every African woman 18+ should take folic acid daily

By Lydia OkolieIf you're capable of reproducing, I am talking to you—even if you're not planning to get pregnant. If you ever wish to...

Report says Nigerians paid $18.434m as ransom to kidnappers in 9 years

A new report by Nigeria leading geopolitical platform, SBM Intelligence, has shown that between year 2011 and April 2020, Nigerians have lost at least...

Covid-19: Parents in rejects plan to re-open schools in Nigeria

Some parents in Lagos State, Nigeria have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued rise in the number of the novel...