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Ethiopia’s army chief of staff, General Seare Mekonnen and at least three other senior officials have been killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said on Sunday. Amhara’s state president Ambachew Mekonnen and his advisor were also killed, according to state media, which named the […]

The weekend has been marred by series of violence with demonstrators burning tires again in Omdurman, not far from the capital Khartoum. The protesters are not relenting on their demands to see the military exit and power handed over to a civilian authority. Earlier on Saturday, they said they were ready to follow Ethiopia’s proposed […]

The presidential candidate for Mauritania’s ruling party, Mohamed Cheikh El-Ghazouani, has declared himself the winner of the country’s general elections on Saturday night in the first round, while the results were still being compiled. Mr. Ghazouani made this statement before dawn in front of a crowd of his supporters, after an election vigil in the […]

Mauritania began counting ballots on Saturday (June 22) evening of its presidential election, as the ruling party claimed its candidate was poised to win a landslide victory. The election was the first in Mauritania’s history since independence from France in 1960 to choose a successor to a democratically-elected president. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a former general […]

Hon Catherine Gotani Hara, a lawmaker with the main opposition Malawi Congress Party, MCP, has been elected speaker of the country’s parliament becoming the first woman speaker. Multiple local media portals have reported that she won a closely contested poll on Wednesday beating former first deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje. The ruling Democratic People’s Party, DPP, nominated […]

A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of “circumcision season” in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through.. The removal of foreskins is a centuries-old rite of passage to adulthood in the country, which has one of the highest rates of male circumcision in […]

Despite populist rhetoric in the West, the real refugee crisis is playing out in developing countries, which hosts most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday (June 19). Half of the worlds forcibly displaced are children and the 2018 total is the highest […]

Uganda’s Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, has told lawmakers that there is no Ebola anywhere in the country apart from that which was reported in Kasese, located in the country’s west. “There is no Ebola in other parts of Uganda. Honorable members, I request you to disregard statements being issued by various people including the […]

Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday. The attacks on Monday evening on the villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2 compound a dire security situation in […]

An investigation into the disappearance of 6.8 million naira ($22,000) from a zoo in northern Nigeria found it had been taken by armed robbers – not eaten by a gorilla as widely reported in local newspapers. Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of northern Kano state, had ordered the state’s anti-corruption commission to look into the disappearance […]


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