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Benin’s minister raises alert to serious security threat

Benin's Minister of the Interior Sacca Lafia has warned of a destabilizing plan as a serious threat to the integrity of the country. Lafia sounded...

UN warns of severe flooding in Somalia

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations  on Saturday warned of the high risk of severe flooding in Somalia amid rising...

Youth activists urge bigger role in decision making for climate-hit Africans

Young African environmental activists have urged those impacted by climate change to have a bigger say in decision-making to find solutions, including at upcoming...

Congo President Visits Sudan For Talks On Nile Dam

The new chair of the African Union arrived in Sudan on Saturday for talks over Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam, state media reported. The one-day visit...

Morocco foils illegal immigration attempts in Mediterranean, nabs 19

Morocco announced on Saturday that it has foiled an illegal immigration attempt across the Mediterranean and arrested 19 people. During the operation, the police arrested...

Rwanda in talks to produce COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking to establish permanent vaccine production capacity in regions where this is currently mostly absent. Under the initiative...

Libya condemns Israeli forces’ storming of al-Aqsa Mosque

Libya on Saturday condemned Israeli forces' storming of the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem that injured hundreds of Palestinians. "The State of Libya...

At Least 15 dead after Guinean gold mine landslide

At least 15 people died Saturday after a landslide at an artisanal gold mine in Guinea's northeast Siguiri region. According to rescuers and witnesses, a rock...

South Africa records 4 Cases Of India COVID Variant

South Africa's health ministry on Saturday reported four cases of the India coronavirus variant. "The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in (the provinces...

Former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen to appeal against ICC sentence

Former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen will appeal against his jail sentence by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes in...
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