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A mediation led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has yielded positive results with Kenya and Somalia agreeing on Wednesday to deescalate tense relations between them. Abiy’s office said after the meeting between in Nairobi that: “As an outcome both agreed to work towards peace & to take measures in addressing particular issues that escalated […]

The Sudanese Professional Association, SPA, have announced the latest protest action it says is in honour of women for their participation in the ongoing ‘uprising.’ The March 7 rallies are a ‘tribute to the women movements’ and are billed to happen at a number of rallying points across the country. SPA, on Wednesday (March 6) published […]

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 […]

March 6: Professionals Association says March 5 strike successful The Sudanese Professionals Association, SPA, which has spearheaded anti-government protests in the country says the March 5 nationwide strike had been a success. The group posted an update today from the Network of Journalists who participated in the strike stressing that the fight against the regime continued […]

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 drunken police officer opened fire on Saturday evening with a Kalashnikov in a bar in Gatumba, 15 km east of Bujumbura, killing four people and injuring four, police announced Sunday. On Saturday “around 10pm in Gatumba, the policeman, Nizigiyimana Léopold shot and killed his colleague Magenge Léopold and three civilians in the Kumbingo bar […]

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. […]

Botswana on Thursday agreed to extend a credit facility of up to $1 million to Zimbabwe, as part of renewed efforts to elevate their bilateral ties in key strategic areas of mutual interest. Leaders of the two nations signed eight agreements at the inaugural ceremony of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission in Harare. President Emmerson Mnangagwa […]

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, ended his official visit to Namibia on Wednesday after a series of activities with his host Hage Geingob. Having arrived on Tuesday and holding a joint press conference with Geingob, Tshisekedi who was accompanied by his wife were hosted to an official dinner in his honour. […]

Ethiopia continues to work towards improving ease of doing business in the country as part of wider economic reforms of the Abiy Ahmed led government. The move according to the Prime Minister’s office is to help create a conducive environment for businesses to start up and to also have access to finance. The result of […]


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