• October 2, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

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 …