• 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 …

Exposed:Ghana Auditor General reveals violations in use of Covid 19 funds

After Senegal, Ghana is the latest African country where officials have been called out for misappropriating or mismanaging funds dedicated to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ghana audit service report on …

South Africa welcomes Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was welcomed by his South African counterpart for talks in Pretoria on Monday (Jan.23). “Last year in 2022 we commemorated 30 years of diplomatic relations between …

Business: Inflation slows in Ghana

Inflation in Ghana is slowing after peaking at 78,1% in November. According to data collected by the statistics service, producer price inflation retreated in December reaching now 52,2%. Last month, consumer …

Ugandan court remands US couple charged with child trafficking for two more weeks

A Ugandan court on Tuesday remanded in custody an American couple charged with child trafficking in a case that might see them serve life in prison if convicted. Nicholas Spencer and …

Police officer who killed George Floyd seeks to have his trial overturned

The police officer who killed the African-American George Floyd and set the United States on fire in 2020 is trying from Wednesday to have his murder conviction overturned during an essentially …

Gambia’s vice president Badara Alieu Joof dies in India

Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof has died of illness in India, President Adama Barrow said on Tuesday. Barrow said on Twitter that Joof had died “after a short illness” without providing …

Nigerians shocked as New voters flock to get voting cards ahead of election

Braving stressful waits, red tape and repeated visits, Nigerians are rushing to pick up their voting cards for next month’s presidential election, where three main candidates are vying to replace President …

Deadly Shebab attack on military camp in Somali

Just when the Somali government thought it has emerged victorious over the jihadists with the capture of a strategic coastal town, the Islamist Shebab militants stormed a military base north of …

Idris Elba turns an advocate for food security, efforts to combat climate change

The last time British actor Idris Elba was in Davos during the World Economic Forum, it was to perform as a DJ at a party with R&B superstar Mary J. Blige. …

Head of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court resigns

Head of Ethiopia’s Supreme court, Meaza Ashenafi, and her deputy, Solomon Areda Waktolla “have resigned” from their position. A letter to the House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) on Tuesday did not …