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“I will end my term on April 2nd”, says Senegal’s president Macky Sall

Senegal’s president has vowed to abide by the law and to not extend his mandate beyond April 2nd. Macky Sall, who is wrapping up two terms in office, postponed the presidential …

Sports:Argentina Vs Nigeria match confirmed for March 26

Argentina has scheduled matches against El Salvador and Nigeria in the United States next month as part of preparations for the Copa América, replacing a tour to China canceled after Lionel …

A Kenyan start-up turns plastic waste into solar-powered freezers

A Kenyan company is proving the saying: “one person’s waste is another person’s treasure,” still rings true. On a February morning, a group of women on a Mombasa beach pick up …

Soldiers free senator held hostage by Anglophone separatists in Cameroon

Soldiers freed several hostages in western Cameroon, including a presidential party senator, kidnapped a month ago, and killed a dozen of their suspected kidnappers, English-speaking armed separatists, the army said on …

Fashion:The “African braid” hairstyle’s growing popularity

Recently popular all over the world, the “African braid” hairstyle is used not only as a hairstyle but also as a social identity in Africa. The hairstyle, which is made by …

Tunisia’s trade union announces public sector strike from June 16

The powerful Tunisian trade union centre UGTT on Tuesday announced a nationwide public sector strike on June 16 to protest against soaring inflation and prevent the privatisation of major state-owned companies. …

South Africa’s Zingqolweni, “the village of death”

Sleep is something that the inhabitants of Zingqolweni abandoned many months ago. Tucked in a remote corner of South Africa, this frightened village of 3,000 people has suffered a murder almost …

Egypt jails former presidential candidate for 15 years

An emergency court in Egypt has sentenced a 2012 presidential candidate, Abdel Moneim Aboul Foutouh, to 15 years in prison for “false information” and “undermining state security”. In the sentence announced …

World’s largest civilian hospital ship “Global Mercy” in Senegal

The Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar where it will stay for four weeks to train health professionals, an …

Around 100 dead in clashes between gold miners in Chad

A hundred people were killed a week ago in clashes between gold miners in a remote desert region of northern Chad. According to the Minister of Defence, General Daoud Yaya Brahim …

Sudan women’s activist wins human rights award

Sudanese women’s activist Amira Osman Hamed has won a Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, the organisation announced Friday. Ms Hamed, an engineer in her 40s, who …

Civil security expert believes “short circuit” caused Senegal fire

A Civil security expert has said it is likely that a “short circuit” caused the fire that gutted a hospital in Western Senegal killing 11 newborn babies on Wednesday. Amadou Fall …

First African Union extraordinary humanitarian summit opens in Malabo

During his inaugural speech AU chairperson and Senegalese president Macky Sall urged his counterparts to tackle the root causes of humanitarian crises on the continent. The dedicated summit and a pledging …