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Rival Sudan protesters take to streets of Khartoum
Supporters of Sudan's transitional government have turned out in Khartoum as rival protesters continue a sit-in to demand a military government.
Libya conference aims to boost support for landmark election
Officials from key regional powers attend event seeking to shore up polls planned for December.
Renewed Ethiopia air raids on capital of embattled Tigray region
Air raids hit Mekelle for the second time this week amid a sharp escalation in the near yearlong conflict.
Tunisian, Tanzanian, Zambian Initiatives Win ATU Youth ICT Ecosystems Competition
A Tunisia-based organization, Startup Tunisia, has won the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Innovation Challenge 2021.
DR Congo forces clash with Rwanda troops
The Democratic Republic of Congo says its forces clashed with their Rwandan counterparts near the eastern border on Monday.
Ethiopian families fleeing fighting describe hunger, rape in Amhara
Some of the people who were wounded during the fighting between the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) forces in Kobo town, receive treatment at the Dessie Referral Hospital in Dessie Town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, October 9, 2021.
PM Roble: Elections for Somalia Lower House to start next week
Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said on Sunday that the election of members of the Lower House of parliament will start next week.
Hundreds protest in Sudan’s capital against government
Hundreds of Sudanese protesters took to the streets Saturday demanding the dissolution of the transitional government, saying it had failed them economically and politically.
US funds Zimbabwe COVID-19 response
THE United States has provided US$6 million to support Zimbabwe’s coronavirus response.
U.S. Government Launches New Project to Combat Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking in Madagascar
The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and on behalf of the American people, launched on October 15 a new $3.4 million, three-year project to address the growing problems of illegal wildlife trafficking and related corruption.
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27 Ugandans detained in China over expired visas
Some 27 Ugandans are stuck in detention facilities in China after they were arrested for illegal stay in the Asian country following the expiry of their visas.
Ebola vaccination campaign begins in Congo after virus resurfaces
Medics in eastern Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign on Wednesday, the World Health Organisation said, days after the death of a two-year old boy raised fears of another major outbreak.
Gambia presidential hopeful prepared to prosecute ex-dictator Jammeh
A Gambian presidential contender who headed a truth commission into crimes committed under ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh has said he is prepared to prosecute the former leader.
S.African engineering union rejects new wage offer, strike continues
South Africa's biggest engineering union has rejected a new wage offer as a strike that has already hit output at carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) enters its second week, employer body SEIFSA said on Thursday.
5 African countries still have coal plants planned despite global momentum for 'No New Coal'
A new analysis (https://bit.ly/2YOzDFM) shows that the global pipeline for new coal power projects is rapidly shrinking as momentum builds for ‘No New Coal’ beyond 2021. Five African nations – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe – are among a minority group of just 21 countries that have more than one new coal power plant at the planning stage.
Ethiopian offensive in two northern regions intensifies, Tigrayan forces say
An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday, claiming "staggering" casualties.
Mozambique’s Renamo faction leader killed by national forces
Mozambican Defense and Security Forces (FDS) killed Mariano Nhongo, the leader of the Renamo Military Junta, the armed dissident faction of opposition Renamo party, in the country’s central province of Sofala Monday morning.
Cornered by African youth, Macron intends to repair FrancAfrique
Macron hosted summit as part of efforts to reshape France’s ties with ex-colonies, but analysts believe French president’s focus is on symbolic than structural moves.
Migrants in Libya fearful, angry …after crackdown, killing
Hundreds of migrants and refugees waited outside a United Nations centre in Tripoli on Sunday to seek help in escaping Libya after what aid groups called a violent crackdown in which thousands were arrested and several shot.
UN recalls Ethiopia migration head Maureen Achieng over Tigray war remarks
The United Nation's migration agency has put its Ethiopia chief on administrative leave, citing "unauthorised interviews" in which she complained of being sidelined by UN higher-ups she claimed were sympathetic to Tigrayan rebels.
Burkina Faso starts trial of alleged killers of left-wing idol Thomas Sankara
A military court in Ouagadougou on Monday began the long-awaited trial of 14 men, including the former president, accused in the assassination of Burkina Faso’s left-wing leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago
China's African infrastructure deals face growing concern that locals don't feel the benefits
Chinese infrastructure-for-minerals deals across Africa are coming under growing scrutiny amid concerns that the promised benefits have failed to materialize.
Ethiopia's Seifu Turi and Kenya's Chepng'etich win Chicago Marathon
Ethiopia's Seifu Tura won the men's title and reigning world champion Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya captured the women's crown in her US debut on Sunday at the 43rd Chicago Marathon.
Uganda withdraws treason case against Kizza Besigye
The treason case that was slapped against former four-time Ugandan presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, for allegedly swearing-in himself as President following the disputed 2016 polls has been withdrawn, Daily Monitor has learnt.
Moderna plans African vaccine plant
Moderna plans to invest up to $500 million to build a factory in Africa to make up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year, including its COVID-19 shot, as pressure grows on the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture drugs on the continent.