• September 29, 2022

Malian junta dissociates itself from West African sanctions against Guinea

The ruling junta in Mali has dissociated itself from sanctions imposed on neighboring Guinea, also ruled by the military, by the Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Mali and Guinea, both …

Tens of thousands of Somalis face famine as drought enters its fifth year

The situation at a refugee camp in the Somali border town of Dollow is desperate. Hundreds of people have arrived there in the past few days. As water drums wait to …

Tunisian police officers protest to demand colleagues’ release

Over 200 police officers rallied in Sfax, Tunisia’s second city, to demand the release of eight arrested colleagues and defend their right to unionise. Responding to a call from the National …

Queen Elizabeth II dead at 96 after 70 years on the throne

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. The palace announced …

Landslides caused by heavy rains in Uganda, killed at least 15

The Red Cross said on Wednesday that at least 15 people were killed in western Uganda after a landslide brought on by heavy rains and buried their homes, rescuers continue to …

Fake Reverend Sister arrested for child trafficking in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Rivers State Police Command has arrested a suspected fake Reverend Sister, identified as Maureen Wechinwu who is allegedly involved in child theft. She was paraded among 20 other suspects arrested …

Uganda’s music festival cleared to go ahead amid concerns it ‘promotes LGBTQ+’

One of East Africa’s most popular music festivals has been cleared to go ahead after members of parliament on Tuesday, September 6 announced a ban on the festival, saying it “promotes …

Students abandoned as teachers’ strike drags on in Nigeria

Nigeria’s federal universities have been empty for more than six months, with students prevented from attending classes due to a protracted standoff between the state and teachers who declared an indefinite …

At least one dead in latest anti-U.N. protest in DR Congo

At least one person was killed in the eastern Congolese city of Beni on Tuesday when shots were fired during another protest against the United Nations’ MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the …

Suspected jihadist bomb hits convoy in Burkina Faso; 35 dead

A suspected jihadist roadside bomb has hit a convoy in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more. The supply convoy escorted by the army was hit …

Two dead after Lagos building collapse in Nigeria

At least two people were killed and more were trapped on Sunday after a seven-story unfinished building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, rescue authorities said. Building collapses are common in …

Powerful typhoon Hinnamnor hits eastern China, Taiwan and Japan

Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and flights were cancelled on Sunday in Japan as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the …

Kenya presidential election: Supreme court validates William Ruto’s win

Kenya’s Supreme Court has unanimously validated the presidential election results of the vote held last August that saw vice president William Ruto declared winner with 50.5% of votes. Chief Justice and …