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Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, a source close to the MINUSMA force said. “According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed,” the source said. #UPDATE Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack on […]

The Southern African Development Community on Sunday congratulated President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and Congo for conducting elections in a peaceful manner “despite the security and logistical challenges.” The 16-nation regional bloc had last week called for a unity government and possible recount. #SADC congratulates President-Elect of #DRCongo, Mr Felix Tshisekedi & calls upon all stakeholders to support the […]

The runner-up in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Fayulu, had said he was the real winner in the contest. But a high court ruling said the challenge was “unfounded.” The Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo rejected a challenge to last month’s presidential election results. The high court […]

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to promulgate a law that allows for better inclusion of refugees in the country – the Refugee Proclamation. The House of Peoples Representatives passed the law after it had been passed by the Council of Ministers having incorporated detailed comments. It is one of key laws that the Attorney […]

Qatar donated 68 armoured vehicles to Somalia on Thursday, Qatar’s defence ministry said, a sign that Doha is pushing for influence in the country with the role of its Gulf rival, the United Arab Emirates, under strain. Somalia, a Horn of Africa country located on key shipping routes, has refused to take sides in the […]

Nigeria’s February 16 presidential elections will have a total of 72 candidates participating, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Thursday. INEC released a list that had the name of all aspirants and their vice-presidential candidates. The list also included aspirants for the senatorial and house of representatives positions. Nigeria’s is Africa’s most populous nation and INEC has reported […]

The headline inflation for December moved further to 11.44 per cent, but may be escalated with a combination of improved minimum wage, alongside fuel and energy price hike, if unchecked. Though the new minimum wage and proposed salary reviews are expected to improve consumer spending, there are concerns that such increment, alongside fuel and electricity […]

For a populous nation as Ethiopia – on record as Africa’s second biggest only behind Nigeria, imports are as important to its economic growth as are the goods it also exports – chief amongst them, coffee. Ethiopia is, however, landlocked with five neighbours who have access to the sea – Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia and […]

Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said. It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe. Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire. We have asked […]

Kenyan security forces have neutralised all terrorists involved in the attack on a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday. Kenyatta said about 700 people had been safely evacuated, vowed to avenge the 14 “innocent” lives lost. “We are a nation that never forgets those who hurt our children. We […]


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