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Uganda’s government has indicated that it is willing to offer asylum to Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose whereabouts are currently unclear. Sudan’s military council which took over government last Thursday, said Bashir was in ‘safe custody, but the latter has not made a public appearance since then. ‘‘If Omar al-Bashir applies for asylum […]

The United States is considering stricter travel restrictions for countries whose nationals frequently overstay their visas, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. African countries including Chad, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Eritrea, Liberia, Somalia, and South Sudan, have the highest rates of overstaying temporary visas for short-term tourist and business visas. While president Donald Trump […]

The Chadian Supreme Court has sacked head of the main opposition party from his post as official leader of opposition. Saleh Kebzabo has refuted the ruling and said he will continue in his role. The 72-year-old till the ruling was leader of opposition, a position recognized under Chadian laws, held by the opposition leader with […]

Libya’s UN backed government of National Accord has made a call for political dialogue with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar. Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohamed Siala at a news conference in Tripoli also called for an end to the fighting. “ We see that at the very least, the aggressor must retreat, giving a chance for ceasefire […]

The plan by an Ethiopian bank to operate an all-female branch has received varied reactions from social media users. The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, CBE, announced on Monday that it had opened the said branch in the capital, Addis Ababa. On social media platform, Twitter, users have expressed polarizing viewpoints. Majority say it was an unnecessary […]

Kenya’s Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has set up an incubator programme to prepare young companies for an eventual listing or bond issuance on the bourse, its chief executive said, in a bid to boost the number of firms it lists. The exchange – a key entry point for foreign investors seeking exposure to East Africa’s […]

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is working, with the support of African Union (AU), to create a digital ecosystem that will eliminate the major bottlenecks to trade finance flows within Africa, Bank President Prof. Benedict Oramah recently announced in Washington D.C. Delivering an address at the IGD Frontier 100 Forum organized by the Initiative for Global Development […]

Measles cases shot up by 300 percent globally in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations has said. This, the UN said is the most dramatic cases in the history of the epidemic, which has weakened vaccination coverage in other regions. The UN also said Africa […]

Scientists are finally ready to roll out malaria vaccines after 30 years in development Bloomberg reports. According to the World Health Organization, the malaria vaccinations will be carried out in Africa starting this month. The vaccine during its trials prevented four in 10 malaria cases among children who received four doses in a large study. The malaria […]

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has hit back at party veterans over allegedly racist remarks attributed to him, saying other party leaders, including the president, had made similar comments in the past. This comes after party elders on Monday slammed Magashule over what they deemed racist comments made by the leader during his Western Cape […]


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