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Ethiopia swears in Abiye as new PM amid ethnic, youth tensions

Ethiopia’s parliament swore in Abiye Ahmed as prime minister on Monday with a mandate to implement democratic reforms aimed partly at defusing ethnic tensions...

Elections Chairman’s security detail reinstated by Kenya government

By Diana Rose Wairumbi   The government of Kenya on Thursday agreed to restore Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati's drivers and security,...

Families in S.Sudan Forced to Eat Wild Grass to Survive

The United Nations is warning that nearly 4 million people are facing food insecurity in South Sudan. Fighting broke out at the end of...

UNHCR says more than 24,000 Somali refugees repatriated from Kenya

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says more than 24,000 Somali refugees have been repatriated from Kenya since a tripartite deal was signed in 2014. Speaking...

South Africa’s Zuma appeals court ruling on state prosecutor’s appointment

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has filed an appeal against a court ruling that his appointment of a state prosecutor to decide whether to...

Egypt: Bomb explodes on Giza railway

The Railway Authority announced that the movement of trains between Cairo and Aswan has returned to normal, following the explosion of an IED in...

6 in 10 Nigerians don’t believe government should pay ransom to...

In Nigeria, nearly six in 10 people believe that the Federal Government should not pay ransom to insurgents to secure the release of abducted...

U.S. air strikes kill 17 Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S....

Six U.S. air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said on...

Ethiopia eyes more Chinese tourists as ties with neighboring Eritrea improve

Han Guanming, an owner of Chinese online travel agency based in east China's Hangzhou city, admits he was a little anxious when he first...

French soldier charged in France over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with pedophilia and recording pornographic...

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Egypt army: 7 jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded in Sinai attack

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Egypt's army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops...

Sexual Violence Rampant in South Sudan’s Unity Region

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Despite the signing of the peace agreement on September 12,2018 ; The UN says sexual abuse continues in parts of south Sudan targeting victims...

Zambia delays implementation of ban on plastic bags

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Retailers in Zambia have now been granted an extension of two weeks for using non- compliant plastic carrier bags and one month for using...

8 miners rescued from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

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Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are...

Opinion

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

by Dr. David Monyae The Africa-China relationship can best be described as comprehensive and strategic at this stage. This is primarily due to multiple agreements...
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Opinion: Through CIIE, China projects bold new vision of the future

  by Ken Gichinga A new economic vision for China was unveiled during the launch of the world’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai. In his...
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