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Tanzania’s government has succesfully negotiated a stronger stake in telecommunications company Airtel, raising its holding to 49 percent from 40 percent, the president’s office said on Friday. The announcement followed talks in Dar es Salaam between President John Magufuli and Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal to resolve a dispute over ownership of the Tanzanian mobile […]

Outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila’s Common Front for Congo (FCC) coalition has won a parliamentary majority according to results published by the country’s elections commission. This means Congo’s president-elect, Felix Tshisekedi, will have to strike a power-sharing deal with the FCC or face the possibility of a lame duck presidency. Tshisekedi’s Prime […]

Authorities in South Africa are investigating circumstance sunder which a primary school teacher took a photograph which appeared to show black children sitting separately from white children in a classroom, sparking a storm of racism accusations. The pupils were attending their first day at the Schweizer-Reneke school in North West province when the teacher took […]

Striking doctors have today called off their industrial action after 40 straight days of downing tools, amid calls for continuous engagement between doctors and the parent ministry health to avoid unnecessary interruption of service delivery. Doctors embarked on an industrial action on the 1st of December last year pushing for among other things salaries in […]

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia has slashed maternal death by more than 70 Percent, according to Ministry of Health. The ministry stated that mortality rate of mothers was 1,250 out of 100,000, according to the 1990 World Health Organization Report, but has now dropped to 353 out of 100,000. Despite the decline, 50 percent of the […]

At least 22 people have now been killed in the weeks of protest calling for an end to strongman Omar al-Bashir’s rule.Crowds were bussed into the capital Khartoum to hold an opposing demonstration in support of Bashir. At least three protesters were killed in Sudan on Thursday amid rival demonstrations over the 30-year-rule of President […]

Ethiopia’s government took yet another step in its renewed fight against corruption, charging the former head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC, nearly two months after his arrest. Kinfe Dagnew was on Thursday charged with four counts related to the procurement of tractors, said a judge at the Lideta High Court in Addis Ababa. He is the […]

Incumbent Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari told members of his campaign task force to work despite, even though they are ‘assured of victory’ in the forthcoming elections. The 76-year-old former military ruler, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, is one of 73 candidates on the ballot at the February 16 poll. His main challenger is […]

Cape Town — The organisers of Miss Algeria have defended 2019’s winner after racist comments and the publication of “degrading and retouched photos”. Their statement, published on Facebook, said they “deplored” the reactions of “several people” on the victory of what is being called the country’s first black Algerian queen. But others are reporting that Khadija Ben […]

Russia’s ambassador to Guinea Alexander Bregadze on Wednesday suggested the constitution be changed to let President Alpha Conde stay in power, earning the wrath of opposition parties and civil society groups in the country. In a speech that he made as dean of the diplomatic corps in Conakry, Bregadze heaped praise on the 80-year-old head […]


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