• 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 will not impose COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from China

South Africa’s health ministry on Tuesday said there is no need to impose any new COVID-19 restrictions either at home or for arrivals over an infection surge in China and the …

investigation after video shows soldiers burning corpses in Mozambique

The regional forces in Mozambique fighting jihadist violence have launched an investigation after a video surfaced on social networks showing soldiers throwing dead bodies on a pile of burning rubble, the …

UN Reports child death every 4.4 seconds in 2021

The latest estimates by the United Nations Inter Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation found that some 5 million children less than 5 years old have died in 2021 alongside, 2.1 …

Senegal mourns dozens killed in bus crash

Thirty-nine people were killed and more than 100 others injured when two buses crashed in a head-on collision overnight on an arterial road in Senegal’s central Kaffrine region, President Macky Sall …

Interpol arrest wanted Mozambican kidnapping kingpin in South Africa

A 50-year-old Mozambican suspected mastermind of a lucrative kidnapping ring for ransom has been arrested by Interpol in South Africa, the country’s police said Sunday. Esmael Malude Ramos Nangy is suspected …

Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda named first-ever female VP pn Gabon

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Odimba named Monday (Jan. 09) the country’s first female vice-president. Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda served until this nomination as Prime Minister. The 59-year-old is a former mayor …

Rwanda can no longer accept Congolese refugees

Rwandan president Paul Kagame said on Monday that the country can no longer accept refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In eastern DRC, a region rich in mineral resources, …

France’s African retired soldiers win last battle over pensions

Some of the last survivors in France from a colonial-era infantry corps that recruited tens of thousands of African soldiers to fight in French wars around the world will be able …

Tunisia’s former environment minister jailed for three years

In Tunisia, a former environment minister has been sentenced for his role in an illegal import of household waste from Italy. Former minister Mustapha Aroui was dismissed and arrested in December …

10 dead in Nigerian shipwreck

Ten bodies were fished out of the Niger River in Nigeria’s northern Kebbi state on Wednesday after an overloaded boat with about 100 passengers broke in two, a local official said. …