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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 […]

Stooges of former Libya leader, Muamar Gaddafi, constitute the terrorists perpetrating evil acts in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The bandits, who escaped from Libya after the death of their leader in 2011 took to terrorism, the brunt of which Nigeria and some other African countries are currently bearing, Mr Buhari added. Mr Gaddafi, […]

East Africa — UK firm-Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) has marked its seventh anniversary with development completion of a US$ 25 million solar power generating plant in Uganda. The sub-Sahara focused energy solutions provider was acting as the lead financial and technical investor in the project. GLAE is part of a development consortium comprising of […]

Malam Baba Modu, an 80 year-old father to a Boko Haram commander, popularly called ‘Ba-Ana’, has begged his son to surrender and embrace peace. Modu made the call in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in Maiduguri. He said that he was unable to persuade his son to abandon the cause and surrender under the […]

The arrest of Manuel Chang at the request of US authorities was confirmed this morning at Kempton Park magistrates court, Johannesburg. The court rejected the claim by his lawyers that the US request was not a formal extradition warrant, but only a request to arrest and hold him pending the issue of the extradition warrant. […]

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday called upon president Emmerson Mnangagwa to ‘urgent dialogue’, saying its time to solve ‘our politics and economics’ before it gets worse. Chamisa, who tweeted his call for dialogue, said Zimbabweans are suffering from the high prices, non-performing economy and salary crisis, set off by worsening foreign currency shortages. […]


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