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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari jets off to London for medical visit

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. (Pius Utomi Ekpei, AFP) Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London for a...

Zanzibar aims to vaccinate 87% of population as denialism eases

Tanzania submitted a formal request to the Covax vaccine-sharing facility for inoculations this month. (Getty Images) Tanzania’s semi-autonomous...

East Africa: Containing the Volatile Sudan-Ethiopia Border Dispute

In mid-December, Sudanese troops moved into al-Fashaga, an agricultural area on the frontier with Ethiopia, expelling Ethiopian farmers...

64 dead, 180 injured in Ethiopian air strike on Tigray market: official

Relatives of Togoga residents, a village about 20km west of Mekele, where an alleged airstrike hit a market...

Senegal Commits to African Energy Week 2021

A strong delegation of industry leaders from Senegal have committed to the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) first-ever...

River Nile dam: Egypt new African allies

Recent years have seen a dramatic re-engagement with Africa, especially the Nile Basin countries. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-57467640...

Nigeria child abduction: Kidnappers demand millions for a child’s life

Kidnappers have seized more than 1,000 students and staff from schools in a series of raids across northern...

Ethiopia: At Least 50 Killed in Fresh Tigray Airstrikes, Eyewitnesses Say

More than 50 people including civilians have reportedly been killed after Ethiopian forces bombed a busy market at...

UPDATE | At least 43 killed in Ethiopia market airstrike – medical official

Relatives of a Togoga injured resident, a village about 20km west of Mekele, where an alleged airstrike hit...

Dozens of Uighurs, Tibetans protest the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Africanews English

Dozens of Uighurs, Tibetans protest the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Africanews English Source link : https://www.africanews.com/2021/06/23/dozens-of-uighurs-tibetans-protest-the-beijing-2022-winter-olympics/ Author :...

South African 10 babies story not true, inquiry finds

Gosiame Sithole was not recently pregnant and is receiving psychological support, officials say. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-57581054 Author...

SADC leaders agree to send troops to northern Mozambique

Southern African leaders have approved the deployment of the SADC Standby Force to Mozambique. Ali Makram Ghareeb/Anadolu Agency...

South Sudan launches First-Ever Oil and Gas Licensing Round

South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) officially launched the country’s first-ever oil and gas licensing round in Juba...

Uganda: Covid – 200 MPs, Staff Test Positive

More than 200 MPs and Parliament staff have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last three weeks, and...

11 police killed in Burkina Faso ambush, says minister

Eleven Burkina Faso policemen were killed in an ambush.The attack happened in the country's Centre-Nord region.Burkina Faso has...

World powers meet in Berlin to discuss Libya crisis

Talks are under way to seek a lasting peace in Libya.Libya's interim government, US Secretary of State Antony...

Ever Given’s owners have struck deal with Egypt to free ship months after it was seized, insurers say

Container ship Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal, Egypt on March 27, 2021. Kristin Carringer/Maxar The Ever...

MSF asks Cameroon to allow it to resume work in hotspot

Medical charity MSF on Tuesday asked Cameroon to let it resume work in the country's insurgency-riven English-speaking west,...

You can now get a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in Zimbabwe, for R1,400

(Photo by APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images)Zimbabwe is now open for vaccine tourists from South Africa, says the privately-owned HealthPoint Hospital.People who...

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Heavy casualties reported after air strike

Eyewitnesses told the BBC that the Ethiopian air force struck a market near the region's capital. Source link...

Botswana Covid-19 Death Toll Escalates to 10 Per Day

Gaborone — Botswana is currently experiencing 10 deaths per day due to COVID-19, says Dr Mogomotsi Matshaba. Updating...

Slovenian siblings success in Spain bridge climb

Last updated: 17 minutes ago Julija Kruder and Jernej Kruder from Slovenia have been crowned as the king...

ANALYSIS: Why SADC leaders may find a resistant Mozambique at Wednesday’s extraordinary summit

SADC leaders will meet in Maputo on Wednesday for an extraordinary summit.Mozambique has set a wide-ranging agenda, while...

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Heavy fighting reported

Rebel forces claim to have seized several towns, which the army has dismissed as "fake news". Source link...

Covid-19: Zimbabwe expects 2.5 million vaccines from China by the end of June

Zimbabwe is expecting a shipment of vaccines by month end. Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images Zimbabwe expects to...

Tanzania: Tanzanian MPs Approve National Budget Estimates

Tanzania's Members of Parliament have unanimously approved the national budget estimates. Source link : https://allafrica.com/stories/202106220989.html Author : East...

Gabon is first African country paid to protect its rainforest – BBC News

Gabon is first African country paid to protect its rainforest BBC News Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57567829 Author :...

World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations

Michael Ciaglo, Getty Images via AFP The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate...

Nigeria school pupil kidnapping: 15 victims escape sleeping guards

More than 130 pupils were kidnapped. Fifteen kidnap victims have escaped their captors.They were part of a group...

Egypt detains female TikTok star after human trafficking conviction

Hossam, a Cairo University student who has about 900,000 followers on TikTok, was first arrested in April 2020...

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison...

Lesotho: Covid-19 Outbreak At Leribe Schools, Villages

A Covid-19 outbreak has affected six schools and 20 villages in the Leribe district, the National Covid-19 Secretariat...

Ramaphosa demands more IMF reserves for African virus recovery

President Cyril Ramaphosa President Cyril Ramaphosa urged developed economies to aid Africa’s post-pandemic recovery by allocating more International...

Covid: Vaccines running out in poorer nations, WHO says

When asked about global need for vaccines on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said: "What we...

Vaccine technology transfer center to open in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG -- The World Health Organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus...

Ethiopia’s poll: Prime Minister Ahmed is ‘deaf’ says detained Oromo opposition politician

Ethiopia's election goes ahead even as key opposition leaders are detained.Elections take place against the backdrop of the...

Africa: WHO Supporting South African Consortium to Establish First COVID mRNA Vaccine echnology transfer hub

Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris: Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris — The World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVAX partners are working with a South African...

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Abiy Ahmed denies reports of hunger

The UN says 350,000 people are living in famine conditions after eight months of war in the region....

Malawi High Court to Determine Constitutionality of Police Sweeping Exercises

Today, Judge Zione Ntaba heard the case of State v Officer in Charge, Kasungu Police Station and Inspector...

Insurgent attacks to dominate discussions at SADC summit in Mozambique this week

The area of Palma, which was recently the scene of insurgency attacks. The SADC will hold a summit...