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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...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia PM ends offensive after the capture of Tigray’s capital Mekelle

Despite the TPLF vowing to continue fighting, Abiy Ahmed announced an end to military operations in the Tigray region after the army declared “full control” over the city. Ethiopia’s government has...
Addis Ababa News

Tigray rejects the 72-hour surrender ultimatum

  Gebretsion Micheal the leader of Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) rejected the 72-hour Monday ultimatum by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in regards to the dissident region of Tigray....
Addis Ababa News

Clock ticking for Tigray as Ethiopia PM gives a 72-hour ultimatum

  In an unprecedented move, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has issued a scathing attack on the ‘rebellious’ Tigray region while the latter promises to keep on the fight. Ethiopia’s PM has s...
Nairobi News

Congo declares an end to the latest ebola outbreak

On Wednesday the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an end to the 11th Ebola outbreak, six months after the sighting of the first case. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General at...
Marrakesh News

Tension rises between Morocco and Mauritania

One of the oldest conflicts in Africa on the verge of a new war? The situation in the desert border area between Morocco and Mauritania has become very tense after the Popular Front for the Liberatio...
Cairo News

Egypt publicly displays dozens of mummy coffins dating thousands of years

Another trove of archeological relics has been uncovered, around 80 coffins that date back 2500 years at Saqqara, a few weeks after 59 others were discovered from another ancient necropolis. Author...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia Tigray conflict

For over a week, Ethiopian government forces have declared war against the regional government of Tigray in the country’s North. Thus far unconfirmed reports indicate the loss of hundreds of lives. ...
Nairobi News

Details on the phased school reopening schedule in Kenya

  A rise in the number of covid-19 cases across Kenya has cast doubt on the readiness of the education system to open on Monday. Parents and teacher representatives across the country are urging ma...
Accra News

Ghana pulls off a decisive 5:1 win over Qatar in friendly

  Andre Ayew and Thomas Partey were impressive during the Black Stars’ incredible performance on Monday 12 in Turkey. The match took place at the Mardan Sports Complex. Qatar is the next host of th...
Cape Town News

Shudufhadzo Musida is the new Miss South Africa 2020

Musida is currently enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand studying a BA Honours in International Relations. 24-year-old Musida sent joy and jubilation across Vhangani Village after clinching...
Marrakesh News

Hilton to expand Moroccan footprint with a new hotel

  Times are rough for the Moroccan tourism industry due to the adverse effects of the covid-19 pandemic. Despite the aura of doom and gloom, Hilton plans to open a new hotel that showcases it as...
Lagos News

African films that touch on the protest culture and history

African countries have experienced history-changing events marked by protests, demonstrations, and episodes of oppression. Some of these events have been captured well through cinema. The recent #End...
Cape Town News

Stranded Humpback whale washes onto a beach near Cape Town

  Residents who veered close to the shores of Strandfontein in Cape Town were greeted by the sight of a huge whale washed ashore at the False Bay coast. Stretching 14.3 meters in length, the hum...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania fights to put out fires on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania fights to put out fires on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro threatening the delicate ecosystem As per the Tanzania National Parks Authority, the fire that recently engulfed the Kilimanjaro ha...
Lagos News

Nigeria protests over police brutality in the SARS police unit

Nigeria’s government disbands the notorious police unit (SARS) that has instigated social unrest with allegations of abuse of authority and extrajudicial killings. The spate of protests was sparke...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia accuses Trump of stoking the fires of war over the dam issue

Ethiopia demanded a clarification from U.S President Donald J. Trump over comments he made regarding blowing up the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a project whose construction is mired in deep contr...
Addis Ababa News

Sudan restores ties with Israel

This year Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed a peace accord to end hostilities and normalize relations with Israel. The United States and Israel will boost trade with Sudan and help the confl...
Nairobi News

Uganda ‘pop’ sensation turned MP Bobi Wine arrested during an office raid

The Uganda Security forces detained popular pop star turned politician Bobi Wine on Wednesday in a raid at his offices in Kampala. The opposition MP’s real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and this is not hi...
Nairobi News

Covid-19 cases across Africa exceed 1.6 million

Since covid-19 sprouted from Wuhan China, over 1.1 million people have lost their lives across 189 countries. Brazil, the United States, and India remain the worst-hit internationally while the globa...
Addis Ababa News

Israel to allow in thousands of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants

Some 2000 fortunate Ethiopian Jews will immigrate to Israel by the year’s end after the Israeli parliament approved $52 million funds to facilitate the process. The news has received mixed reaction...
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