Month: April 2019

Congolese health authorities have announced a record 26 deaths for Sunday alone among those affected by the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In the province of North Kivu, “26 new deaths of confirmed cases” were recorded on April 28, indicates the Ministry of Health in its daily bulletin on the epidemiological situation […]

The United Methodist Church’s top court has upheld much of the Traditional Plan approved earlier this year, continuing the global denomination’s ban on the ordination and marriage of its LGBTQ members. Approved by delegates to a special session of the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in February, the Traditional Plan strengthens language in the denomination’s […]

Sudan’s Military Council said Monday a meeting with organizers of protests that led to the ousting of long time leader, Omar al-Bashir took place in a ‘‘positive spirit’‘. Spokesman for the military council told the press that new proposals by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change delayed a deal on the make-up […]

Rights group Amnesty international (AI) are calling for justice over the death of a 20-year-old lady killed for refusing to marry a man her family had selected for her. “The inhumane consequence of this forced marriage that resulted in her death only highlights the need for an urgent end to this practice” says, Amnesty International. […]

Democratic Republic of Congo registered a one-day record of 27 new confirmed Ebola cases on Sunday, raising last week’s number of cases to 126, the biggest since the current outbreak was declared last August, the health ministry said. The previous record was 110 confirmed cases a couple of weeks ago. The outbreak in the country’s […]

About a hundred Burkinabe lawyers took to the streets of Ouagadougou on Monday to condemn the shutdown of the judiciary, which they vex has paralysed judicial activities in the country since October 2018. “The Burkina Faso Bar Association denounces and condemns the blocking of the judicial system, the massive and indiscriminate violation of the rights […]

On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. This article focuses on a rolling coverage of the incident straddling the before, during and aftermath of […]

In Mali, thousands of residents in Djenne took part in the annual Grand mosque plastering ceremony at the weekend. The plastering ceremony on the historic World Heritage city and one of the largest earthen monuments in the world, was completed at 9:00 GMT. The plastering is done with banco, which is a mixture of sand, water,shea […]

At least five people including a Senior Pastor have died following an attack on a protestant church in Burkina Faso, Sunday. Security and local reports say the attack took place in Silgadji, 60 km from Djibo, the capital of Soum province in the north of the country. “Unidentified armed individuals attacked the Silgadji Protestant Church, […]

Algeria needs to focus on avoiding economic instability during its political transition after the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. Jihad Azour, IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia director, also told Reuters the OPECmember should carry out reforms to help cut deficit and reduce reliance on oil […]

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