• 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 …

French and German diplomatic chiefs to visit Ethiopia next week

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna announced Thursday that she would travel to Ethiopia next week with her German counterpart Annalena Baerbock “to consolidate peace”, after the agreement signed on November 2 …

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for two deadly attacks near Bamako in Mali on Monday

Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for two attacks that killed at least two firefighters and three civilians Monday near Bamako, in a statement authenticated by the U.S. NGO SITE, which specializes in tracking …

Spain dismantles criminal network smuggling electronic waste to west Africa

Spanish authorities announced that they dismantled an organization that had sent more than 5,000 tons of hazardous electronic waste from the Canary Islands to several African countries. Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania and …

Twin bombings targeting Somalia’s military kill at least 19

Nineteen people were killed on Wednesday in central Somalia in a double car bombing claimed by radical Islamists Al-Shabab, a commander of a local militia allied to the government told Africanewsguru.com. …

Senegalese journalist ‘extremely strained’ after hunger strike

A Senegalese journalist and prominent anti-government critic is “extremely strained” after a two-week hunger strike he launched in protest of his detention, his lawyer said on Monday. Pape Ale Niang, head …

Car bomb hits convoy insoutheast Nigeria(4) killed

Four security officials were killed in a car bomb targeting a former government official in southeast Nigeria, authorities said Tuesday. Three police officers and a paramilitary official were killed in the …

Tanzania’s president ends 6-year ban on opposition rallies

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted Tuesday (Jan. 05) a ban on opposition rallies imposed in 2016 by her strongman predecessor, in an overture to political rivals seeking the restoration of …

At least nine die in new year shopping mall crush in Uganda’s capital

At least nine people, including children, were killed and several others injured in a stampede during a New Year’s Eve celebration at a shopping mall in Uganda’s capital Kampala, police said …

Deadly clashes between protesters and security forces in Somaliland

Local media have reported deadly clashes between protesters and Somaliland’s security forces in Laascaanood, the capital of Sool region. The Somali news website Hiiraan Online reported on Monday that at least …

Senegalese residents protest mismanagement of anti-Covid funds

Hundreds of Senegalese civilians demonstrated in Dakar on Saturday by banging pots and pans during president Macky Sall’s end of year speech. Both the demonstration and Friday’s protest were to demand …