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Ethiopia rejects Egyptian warnings over Nile river

Ethiopia on Thursday rejected warnings from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi over a mega hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building that Egypt fears could reduce its share of water from the Nile river basin. Speaking to journalists...

Zimbabwe opposition urges incoming president to destroy Mugabe’s pillars of oppression

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday urged the new Zimbabwean government to dismantle all pillars of repression and oppression that had been put in place by former President Robert Mugabe. "We remain...

Chad’s President Deby sacks finance minister and his deputy

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye, a government decree dated Nov. 21 showed. The decree which gave no reason for the sackings also dismissed Diguimabye’s deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow, Reuters...

Zimbabweans also celebrate bribe-free roads after Mugabe’s fall

As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule. Endless police roadblocks were...

Fighting between rebel, army leaves 27 dead in South Sudan

Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday. Three government soldiers and 24 fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar were killed in the...

Refugees, the face of ongoing South Sudan conflict

  She stares blankly at her three-year-old daughter, the girl says something to her, but she is lost in thoughts. At the age of 27, the internal conflict in South Sudan has forced Nyaluak Gatkoth to...

China grants economic aid to Djibouti, site of overseas military base

China on Thursday offered loans to Djibouti, the site of its first overseas military base, as the Horn of Africa state’s leader told President Xi Jinping he considered himself a great friend of the...

Civilians die after last aid agency evacuates Central African Republic town

Four patients have died and thousands are stranded without health care in an embattled Central African Republic town, after an attack forced the last charity working there to pull out. The medical charity Medecins Sans...

Ugandan force warn South Sudan rebels against recruiting Ugandans

Uganda security forces on Sunday arrested a South Sudanese army colonel on allegation of recruiting youths in the northern Uganda district into rebel ranks, Local online website, the Daily Monitor reports. The West Nile police...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close...