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Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane crashes en route to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane from Addis Ababa headed to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed. A statement from Ethiopian Airlines indicates the flight had 149 passengers...

Algeria orders early university holiday to curb protests

Algerian authorities on Saturday ordered an early start to the spring university holiday, an apparent attempt to weaken two weeks of student-led protests against...

SENEGAL DECIDES: Senegal braces for crucial presidential elections

Senegal is widely described as one of the most stable democracies in West Africa. It is a reputation that seems warranted as you walk...

Update: At least 30 people dead in Lake Victoria boat accident

Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital,...

UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

The U.N. Security Council on Monday authorized action against illicit oil exports from Libya until February 2020, and it added planning and committing sexual...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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UN chief condemns Sri Lanka attacks

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The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condoled with the families of the victims of Sunday’s multiple Sri Lanka attacks. In a statement issued...

Libya’s Tripoli airport reopened as fighting continues

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Libya has reopened Tripoli’s only functioning airport, the airport authorities’ announced on their Facebook page on Sunday. Mitiga airport was closed earlier in the day...

W.H.O. condemns attack on health workers in DR Congo

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The World Health organization has condemned Saturday’s attack on a hospital in the DR Congo. The attack was the second in two days targeting Ebola...

Egyptians vote for second day on constitutional changes

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Egyptians have voted for a second day running on whether to back constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in...

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

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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