• January 26, 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 …

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 …

Families struggle to meet high food prices in Nigeria

Nigeria’s consumer inflation rose again in November, its statistics agency said. The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported in its latest consumer price index that inflation rose to 21.47% in …

Mama Africa’s Casa Museu: a home for Angolan art, music and youth

The uniqueness of Aminata Goubel, better known as “Mama África,” a former actress, respected journalist and diligent international cultural activist, welcomes us into her home – the Casa Museu. Located along …

William Ruto sworn in as President of Kenya

A whole audience of heads of state and governments waited for William Samoei Ruto at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in Nairobi. The officials attended, Tuesday, the inauguration ceremony of …

WHO urges Africa to ramp up implementation of roadmap to curb meningitis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African countries to ramp up the implementation of a new roadmap, which was launched on Thursday, to curb outbreaks of bacterial meningitis on the …

Senegal’s opposition leader calls for another mega protest on June 29

Senegal’s main opposition leader on Monday called for a fresh demonstration to be held on June 29, despite the previous one being banned and the ensuing clashes leaving three dead. Ousmane …

Cholera kills 150 people in Cameroon

A resurgence of cholera has killed 154 people since October 2021 in Cameroon, where more than 8,200 cases of the disease have been reported, the UN said Monday. Up to the …

20 million farmers in Africa to benefit from $1.5 billion emergency food facility

The African Development Bank has approved a $1.5 billion emergency food production facility for 20 million farmers on the continent. This is aimed at reducing the looming food crisis driven by …

Nigeria’s Jonathan rejects nomination to contest for president

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will not seek the ruling party ticket to contest presidential elections next year, his spokesman said. This follows months of speculation that he was planning to …

50% more cases of Covid reported Within 24 hours in South Africa

A new wave of the coronavirus driven by two new Omicron sub-variants in South Africa has led to more than 50% increase in infections in 24 hours. According to official figures …