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Saudi Arabia releases 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners

Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences. According to the Ethiopian state affiliated media Fana Broadcasting Corporation, the decision...

AU, US exchange views on ways of enhancing partnership

The African Union (AU) and the United States have exchanged views on ways and means to further enhance the partnership between the two sides. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and U.S....

Harry and Meghan are officially married!

Britian’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sealed their marriage with a kiss after a dazzling ceremony before a global audience of millions in a medieval chapel packed with royalty and celebrities. Harry and...

Egypt opens Gaza border for Ramadhan after protesters killed

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has taken the rare decision to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire holy month of Ramadan after Israel killed some 60 Palestinian protesters in the...

Ebola not an international emergency-WHO

The World Health Organization has revealed that the ebola outbreak in Democratic Rebulic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency. The WHO’s Emergency Committee through a statement...

South Sudan president slams law enforcement agencies over rampant insecurity

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has criticized police and other law enforcement agents over rampant insecurity that has escalated in the strife-torn East African nation. Speaking while at a forum in the capital Juba Thursday,...

China donates eye medical equipment to Namibia

Namibia's health ministry on Friday received medical supplies worth 279,000 U.S. dollars from the Chinese government to help with eye surgeries in the southern African country. The donation that took place on Friday in Windhoek...

Swaziland name change to eSwatini is now official

The change of name from Swaziland to eSwatini has been made official through a gazette signed by His Majesty King Mswati III.The change was officially announced by King Mswati on April 19th during the...

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to over 200

The death toll from an outbreak of Listeria has risen to 204, making it the world’s most deadly spread of the food-borne disease, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products...

Swiss make raids in probe linked to Angola sovereign wealth fund

Swiss authorities have raided several locations in Switzerland as they ramp up a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering connected to crimes involving Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, prosecutors said on...