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Somali doctor returns home after 30 years to open maternity hospital

Many people in Somalia are doing their bit to rebuild the country. One woman who left Mogadishu nearly 30 years ago to start a new life in the UK is now a doctor and has...

South African rand’s rise fueled by ‘Ramaphosa rally’

  South Africa’s rand extended recent gains early on Friday, a day after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as the country’s president. Many financial analysts hope Ramaphosa's rise to the presidency helps bring an end...

UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

The U.N. envoy for South Sudan said he hopes “some form of agreement” will be signed Friday in Ethiopia’s capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country’s five-year civil war. “It might...

With Desalegn gone, all parties need stake in Ethiopia’s future, says opposition leader

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties should be involved in mapping the country’s future, an opposition leader said on Friday, a day after Hailemariam Desalegn resigned as Prime Minister. Mulatu Gemechu,...

Report: UK to deport at least 2500 ‘illegal’ Zimbabweans

Britain has reportedly announced its intention to deport at least 2 500 Zimbabweans living illegally in that country. According to New Zimbabwe.com, British ambassador to Zimbabwe, Catriona Laing, recently told Zimbabwean Deputy President Kembo Mohadi that her government...

China celebrates New Year (Year of the Dog)

Happy New Year! Today (February 16) marks the Chinese New Year, one of the world’s most celebrated events. More than 1.4 billion people around the world celebrate the arrival of the New Year according to the...

36 killed as gunmen attack village in NW Nigeria

Thirty six people killed by gunmen in Birane Village in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State on Wednesday have been buried, amidst outrage in the social media that the tragedy was being downplayed and that...

Morocco, Senegal pledge to step up justice cooperation

Moroccan Justice Minister Mohamed Aujjar and his Senegalese counterpart Ismaila Madior Fall vowed Thursday in Rabat to give new impetus to bilateral cooperation in the area of justice. Speaking to the press following talks with...

Egypt army says security operation has killed 53 militants

Egypt's week-long offensive against militancy resulted in the killing of a total of 53 Islamist fighters and the arrest of 680 suspects, a military spokesman said on Thursday. In November, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in...

Sudan holding activists in ‘inhumane’ conditions: US

The US embassy said on Thursday that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions". Since early January, authorities have cracked down on the opposition...