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Massive power cut plunges Ethiopia into darkness

Many areas in Ethiopia are still without electricity despite authorities saying they had restored power supply after a nationwide cut on Monday. Authorities said a fault at Gibe III hydroelectric dam in the southern region...

Mohamed Salah wins yet another award

Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has won yet another award to add more gloss onto his already incredible debut season at the Merseyside club. Salah has been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the...

Gabon’s constitutional court orders prime minister to resign

Gabon’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet to resign and the lower house of parliament dissolved after legislative elections scheduled for the weekend were delayed. The court ruled that Issoze-Ngondet and...

The Gambia vows to back Morocco’s World Cup 2026 Bid

In an apparent defiance to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to other African nations to support USA's World Cup bid in 2026, The Gambia says it will fully support Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid. In...

China has overtaken U.S. as Kenya’s favorite ally

A majority of Kenyans now see China as their most beneficial partner. According to a poll done back in March by the global marketing and research firm Ipsos, 36 percent of respondents say China...

Amisom peacekeepers to the rescue as floods overwhelm Somalia

Peacekeepers attached to the African Union Missions in Somalia (Amisom) have joined in helping victims of massive flooding in the country. Djibouti, Ethiopian peacekeepers and the Somali National Army (SNA) were helping in the delivery...

South Africa police say may issue Zuma summons this week

South African police could this week issue former president Jacob Zuma with a court summons relating to corruption charges over a years-old $2.5 billion arms deal, a spokesman for the Hawks investigative crime unit...

Rwandan authority to auction off stock of jailed govt critic

Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body. The Revenue...

Rex Tillerson makes first visit to Africa as U.S. top diplomat

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria next week on his first trip to Africa as the top U.S. diplomat. A U.S. embassy source in Ethiopia says...

Ivory Coast offering $26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday. Africa’s fastest growing...