• 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 …

Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Asake win big at 2023 Afrima Awards

Africa’s star musicians hit the red carpet this past weekend at the annual All Africa Music Awards, celebrating the continent’s best talent. The four-day event culminated Sunday evening at an awards …

Anger as Catholic priest burned alive in Nigeria’s north

Gunmen killed a Catholic priest and abducted five worshippers in two separate attacks in central and northwestern Nigeria on Sunday, Africanewsguru.com has learned from police sources. Around 02:00 GMT in the …

Searches underway to locate 50 kidnapped women in Burkina Faso

A group of women who were abducted on Thursday and Friday in the north of the country by suspected jihadists are being searched for in Burkina Faso, the governor of the …

DR Congo accuses Rwanda of using refugees for Politics

Kinshasa accused Rwanda of using refugees for political purposes on Wednesday, after its neighbour said it would no longer take in people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwandan …

Egypt Streets of Alexandria flooded as fresh heavy rain hit city

Egyptian motorists drove through flooded streets on Thursday (Jan. 12), as heavy rain hit areas of Alexandria city early in the morning. The city’s sewage company deployed pumping vehicles; and workers …

Benin opposition leader rejects preliminary results of parliamentary vote

Benin’s main opposition on Thursday (Jan. 12) claimed vote buying and fraud allowed allies of the President to win Sunday’s legislative election. Beninese electoral commission announced late Wednesday, preliminary results of …

9 women sentenced for “terrorist acts” in Tunisia

Nine women prosecuted since 2016 by Tunisian justice for the formation of a “terrorist” cell and the planning of the assassination of a minister, have been sentenced to terms of up …

US and Russia clash over violent extremism in Africa

The United States accused Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin on Tuesday of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and “increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow” …

Republic of Benin opposition wins 28 seats in early poll results

The main opposition Democrats won 28 seats while the Republican Bloc (BR) and Progressive Union for Renewal (UP-R) parties allied with President Patrice Talon together won 81 seats in Sunday’s ballot, …

Church of England apologizes for links to slavery

The Church of England on Tuesday apologized for past links to slavery by a related financial body now engaged in a wide-ranging process to compensate victimized communities. “I am deeply sorry,” …