• January 27, 2023

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

France recalls envoy to Burkina Faso after expulsion of its forces

France said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador from Burkina Faso, a day after agreeing to demands from the ruling junta to pull out troops from the former French …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

South Africa’s Formal President Zuma implicated in “damning” new corruption report

In a further accusation of former President Jacob Zuma, the latest report by the commission of inquiry into state capture has found that Zuma was prepared to do anything requested by …

Morocco: 15 extremists de-radicalised in program that offers second chance

A new class of convicted extremists in Morocco completed their three month de-radicalisation program on Thursday – the ninth of its kind since the government program began. At a closing ceremony …

Libya oil blockade costs billions in revenue

Libya is losing tens of millions of dollars a day from the shutdown of its oil facilities, while global prices are at their highest in years, the country’s oil minister told …

Ramadan: Several arrests in Morocco for not observing fast

The police in Morocco have arrested several people at a cafe in the megacity of Casablanca on suspicion of failing to observe the Ramadan fast, which is penalised by Moroccan law, …

More financial muscle to counter Russia- Biden

President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine fend off Russia’s invasion, a signal that the U.S. is prepared to mount a robust, long-term …

Health:WHO warns of major measles, polio outbreaks

Reported cases of measles have exploded by nearly 80% worldwide in the first two months of the year, the World Health Organization and UNICEF announced Wednesday. The WHO has been sounding …

Equatorial Guinea to prosecute owner of sunk oil tanker ‘fraudulently’ flying country flag

Equatorial Guinea has said it will prosecute the owner of an oil tanker “fraudulently” flying the flag of the central African nation that ran aground on April 16 off Tunisia. Vice …

South Africa enters fifth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

There is a new wave of covid 19 in South Africa, the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) warned on Tuesday. “The fifth wave has arrived. Take care,” the genomics …

Miss Rwanda organiser arrested for sexual assault

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has arrested the organiser of the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant, Dieudonne Ishimwe for sexual assault allegations. The famous former musician known as Prince Kid was arrested on …

Possible Eid al-Fitr bomb attacks in Nigeria – Police warns

Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) has cautioned the public about possible bomb attacks during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In …