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Tunisian officials uncovered four white tiger cubs being smuggled across the border to Libya, the customs department said Saturday. The cubs were found hidden in the car of a Libyan driver at the southern Ras Jedir border post, a statement by Tunisian customs said. According to Tunisian authorities, the Libyan said he “bought the tigers […]

Ethiopian authorities have blocked internet access across the country in a move to preserve the integrity of national exams currently underway, internet rights group Net Blocks said on Tuesday. The group said it had confirmed a total blackout “as of 7:30 a.m. UTC 11 June 2019. The incident is ongoing, and is believed to be a measure to counter […]

The opposition in Sudan has condemned the deportation of protest leaders. Three members of the protest; Ismail Jalab, MP Yasir Arman and spokesman Mubarak Ardol – were arrested and deported to Juba the South Sudanese capital after meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. According to the political coalition of the leaders calling for the […]

A strike launched by opposition leaders in Haiti on Monday paralyzed the capital, Port-au-Prince. Schools, businesses and government offices were shuttered as demonstrators blocked roads and set piles of tires ablaze. “We stand up to find the money from Petrocaribe. We are determined that we are not going to obey”, a protester said. We stand […]

Oil prices rose on Friday, climbing further from five-month lows hit this week amid signs that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers may extend their output reduction deal. Oil prices have taken a bad battering in recent weeks but got some reprieve on Friday,thanks to hints that OPEC and its allies could extend […]

The 2019 Women’s World Cup gets underway in France on Friday, and many Africans will be rooting for the continent’s representatives, South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon. Ethiopia’s president, Sahle-Work Zewde is attending the tournament opener between hosts France and South Korea, having delivered a keynote speech at the inaugural FIFAWomen’s Football Convention held in Paris on […]

Armed police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi’s president after an election they say was rigged, escalating the state’s response to protests that began two days ago. Thousands of supporters of opposition parties took to the streets of the capital Lilongwe, a Reuters witness said, with one group […]

President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF; Ahmad Ahmad, was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge, according to reports. Ahmad was in France to attend the 69th FIFA Congress which ended on Wednesday. His passport has been handed to him, meaning he is free to travel, a section of reports said. The 58-year-old […]

The Eritrean government has officially reacted to ongoings in Sudan but did so via Addis Ababa – seat of the continental political bloc, the African Union, AU. Eritrea’s Information Ministry in a June 5 statement titled: AU stance may exacerbate the situation in the Sudan, blamed the body for what it said was internationalizing the […]

Kofo Durosinmi-etti is telling people about her produce at her stall at the Green Festival in Lagos, Nigeria’s sprawling financial hub. She is the founder of Next Gen Farms, where she uses indoor and organic farming techniques to grow organic crops. The 25-year-old farmer started growing vegetables and a variety of seedlings in 2014. It […]

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