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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing at least 15 new ministers, state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday. Changes included the ministers of petroleum, finance and the interior. The move comes amid relenting protests calling for the president to quit. A state of emergency imposed in late February has done very little to assuage […]

Nigeria’s ruling party took a close lead in elections for powerful state governors on Tuesday, although the final results hang in the balance as six contests were declared inconclusive or suspended. Most of those states lean towards the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), whose politicians voiced outrage at the inconclusive results. In the case […]

Thousands protested across Algeria on Tuesday, demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power but stopped short of stepping down. Huge crowds gathered in several cities and Ennahar TV reported workers began a strike that paralysed operations at the Mediterranean port at Bejaia. […]

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve. PM Abiy Ahmed received EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind since the city’s historic […]

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve. PM Abiy Ahmed received EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind since the city’s historic […]

Former Congolese vice president Jean Pierre Bemba is suing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for damages of up to $75 million dollars, following his acquittal of war crimes last year. Bemba’s lawyers on Monday said paperwork had been filed requesting compensation for unlawful detention, legal fees and losses due to the alleged mismanagement of assets […]

At least 19 UN staff among crash victims The United Nations has described Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passnger plane as catastrophic, after it suffered one of its biggest losses. Michael Moller, director-general of the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, told a minute of silence, where some 150 personnel gathered: “It is one of […]

Rwanda’s vocal opposition politician, Victoire Ingabire has called for justice following the death of her party’s spokesperson over the weekend. While it was not immediately clear how 30-year-old Anselme Mutuyimana had died, Ingabire said witnesses had described men in police uniforms in a red car detaining Mutuyimana in the western Mahoko area. “We need justice,” […]

Ethiopian Airlines on Monday said it had grounded its 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice, following Sunday’s plane crash that killed all 157 people on board. In a statement posted on its official social media accounts, the airline said it was grounding the 737-8 fleet as an “extra safety precaution” even though it did not know […]

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi has crashed with 157 people on board. Air traffic control lost contact with the Boeing 737-800MAX six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, according to Ethiopian airlines. News of the crash was first confirmed on Sunday morning by the […]


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