• 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 …

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate Rico Swavey dies at 29

Big Brother Naija reality star Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey has died at the age of 29. The Nigerian lawyer was featured in the Big Brother Naija television series …

In Lesotho, Maseru residents react to elections results

Following the Lesotho elections, Maseru residents react to the results, in which the businessman-turned-politician Sam Matekane is set to become the southern African country’s next prime minister after cobbling together a …

Grief, fear and anger over deadly cough syrup in Gambia

When Wuri Bailo Keita’s two-year-old daughter Fatoumatta developed a fever, he took her to the hospital where she was diagnosed with malaria and sent home with a prescription for a paracetamol …

Nigerian soldier arrested for stealing, selling ammunition to terrorists

A Nigerian soldier has been arrested by his colleagues for allegedly stealing and selling ammunition to criminal gangs and terrorist groups. The suspect, identified as Iorliam Emmanuel, is said to be …

Six bodies found in Johannesburg, suspect arrested – police

South African police arrested a murder suspect on Monday (October 10) after six bodies, five of them in an advanced state of decomposition, were found in a residential building in central …

Guinea’s 2009 massacre: ex-dictator held in jail for trial

The Guinean court that is trying Moussa Dadis Camara and a dozen co-accused for the September 28, 2009 massacre decided Monday to keep him in jail for the duration of his …

Kenyan police hunt for church thief

Police in the Kenyan capital says they are looking for a church warden suspected of stealing 1.5 million shillings – $12,400/£11,240 – that members had collected to develop the church. Police …

76 dead after boat capsized in Nigeria’s Anambra

76 people have been reported dead after a boat they were travelling in sank in Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria on Frida, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. Some 85 …

4th art and culture festival marks Uganda’s 60th independence anniversary

It’s celebration time in Kampala. The 4th Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) Annual Art and Culture Festival is in full swing. The event kicked off in Kampala on Friday, October 7 …

UN mission condemns murder of 15 migrants, asylum seekers in Sabratha in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned on Sunday the “heinous murder of at least 15 migrants and asylum seekers” in the Libyan city of Sabratha (west), calling for …