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The Gabonese presidency has dismissed rumours that the ailing president, Ali Bongo, has been replaced by a clone. Bongo, who is currently recovering in Morocco, has only returned to Gabon twice since he became ill in 2018 whiles on an official trip. On both ‘visits,’ he stayed briefly and flew back to Rabat. Reports had […]

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is in the Angolan capital of Luanda where, together with his counterpart Joao Lourenco, they will continue to restore relations that have previously been strained by anti-corruption issues. The visit follows Angolan leader Joao Lourenco’s landmark November visit to Lisbon in which he sought to set aside tensions created […]

Zimbabwe’s government on Wednesday responded to the renewal of sanctions by the United States, saying the decision was regrettable and that it would continue engaging Washington and the European Union to remove the measures that have ‘stifled’ its economy. Sanctions were imposed under the rule of Robert Mugabe, who brought the country to near ruin […]

The foreign ministers of Uganda and Rwanda addressed the media in their respective countries on Tuesday, to provide clarification on the border standoff that has dominated news headlines since Wednesday last week. Rwanda’s foreign minister, Richard Sezibera accused Uganda of sabotaging trade to its Southern neighbour, in addition to mistreating Rwandans in Uganda and supporting […]

The Constitutional Court of Senegal has confirmed the re-election of President Macky Sall in last month’s presidential election. Sall had 2,555,426 representing 58.26%, Idrissa Seck got 899,556 representing 20.51%. Ousmane Sonko polled 687,523 or 15.67%, Madické Niang ,65,021 or 1.48% and El Hadji Sall also had 178,613, representing 4.07%’‘, said Chief Clerk, Ernestine Ndèye Sanka. […]

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday, accompanied his Somalian counterpart Mohamed Farmaajo to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where the former will lead efforts to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries. Last month, Kenya summoned its ambassador to Somalia, saying it was protesting a decision by the Mogadishu government to auction oil and gas exploration […]

More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said on Saturday. According to the spokesman for the the Nembe Chiefs Council, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, the blast early on Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state. The […]

A new and inclusive government has been formed in the Central African Republic. The new regime was announced on Sunday with no changes to holders of some ministries, a month after a peace deal was signed between authorities and armed groups. The Defense, Finance, Justice, Foreign Affairs, Communication, Interior and the Economic Ministries remained unchanged. […]

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has suspended medical activities at the epicentre of an Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo after two of its facilities were torched by unidentified assailants, the French charity said on Thursday. Two MSF facilities treating Ebola patients in North Kivu province were attacked in separate incidents earlier this week. Aid workers have […]

The United Nations is requesting $234 million in humanitarian assistance for more than five million Zimbabweans in need. Zimbabwe’s estimated 17 million people are facing a devastating drought and a declining economy. The U.N on Thursday launched an international appeal for aid for Zimbabwe following a drought that it expects to affect around a third […]

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