Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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Top Universities in South Africa

South Africa has played host to thousands of students across the continent and beyond, seeking quality higher education from top-class Universities. The Times Higher Education - internationally re...
Cairo News

Egypt clears officers implicated in the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni

Egypt’s top prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy rejected the claim that five of the country’s security officers were involved in the torture and killing of Giulio Regeni in 2016. As per the announcement, he fou...
Cape Town News

Covid-19 cases in South Africa hit 1 million

Covid-19 cases in South Africa are now over 1 million. President Cyril Rhamaphosa is expected to announce new restrictions aimed at slowing the surge. Official Covid-19 cases in South Africa have...
Lagos News

French MPs approve the return of looted artifacts to Benin and Senegal

  France is set to return ancient artifacts looted from Benin and Senegal during its colonial past. This was part of a restitution agreement approved upon by the two countries. Benin will receive...
Accra News

Beaches near Accra

The coastline of Accra is dotted with beaches that offer relaxation, excitement, and family- friendly activities.  An oceanside escape from the noisy, chaotic city is not close, but worth the trek....
Addis Ababa News

Sudan sends more troops to Ethiopia border after deadly clashes

  Tensions at the Sudan-Ethiopia border forcing Khartoum to deploy significant military reinforcements along its eastern border, a few days after an ambush linked to Ethiopian forces.  Khartoum...
Addis Ababa News

EU holds onto Ethiopia budget support over Tigray conflict

The Europen Union has withheld millions of Euros in budgetary support to Ethiopia over the Tigray conflict. Humanitarian workers are voicing concern over the living conditions facing survivors of the...
Cape Town News

Covid-19: Tighter restrictions as South Africa hit by a second wave of infections

  South Africa reported 7,999 new covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours sending the country's overall tally to 860,964. 170 deaths reported during the same period rose the death count to 23,2...
Marrakesh News

The US formally supports Morrocco‘s claim to Western Sahara

Official recognition of Morrocco’s claim to Western Sahara is likely linked to Rabat’s normalization of relations with Israel by the United States but is unlikely to affect the current US and EU posit...
Lagos News

Hundreds of students abducted after gunman attack Nigeria school

Hundreds of students are feared missing in Nigeria’s Northwestern Katsina state after a raid on a school by armed gunmen. Police reports indicated that the bandits stormed into the Government Scienc...
Maputo News

Portugal to help train Mozambique security forces against militants

Portugal has offered to train the Mozambique security forces to tackle a wave of Islamist militant attacks to the country’s North. A recent surge in violence was witnessed in the country’s Cabo Delgad...
Cairo News

Italy charges Egyptian Security Agents for the death of Giulio Regeni

Formal indictments were leveled against the four Egyptian officials involved in the abduction and murder of Giulio Regeni in 2016. The death of a doctoral student in 2016 sparked a diplomatic tuss...
Accra News

Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo wins a second term

  The 76-year-old veteran politician was confirmed for a second term as President-elect. He faces an uphill task of fulfilling old pledges and rebooting an economy grappling with the effects of C...
Cairo News

Patrick Zaki to remain in custody for an additional 45 days

  A judge in the third section of the anti-terrorism court seated in Cairo has delayed the trial of Egyptian student-activist Patrick Zaki. The pronouncement of the 45-day delayed sentence was made...
Cairo News

Scarlett Johansson calls for freedom for Patrick Zaki and other Egyptian activists

A video of the movie star for the Egyptian student of the University of Bologna and other prisoners states, "A true democracy should celebrate these boys and not imprison them”. The U.S. actress S...
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