Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Vows to Carry Out Peace Deal ‘Promise’

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed on Tuesday to honor commitments made in a historic peace deal with Tigrayan rebels and make "our promise a reality" nearly two weeks after the deal was signed. The agreement signed in South Africa...

The Ivory Coast will resign from the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

The Ivory Coast says it will withdraw from UN peacekeeping operations in Mali, a move that coincides with Britain's announcement that it is leaving the mission. A letter to the MINUSMA mission seen by AFP on Tuesday said the Ivorian...

Kenya Airways pilots prolong strike

Kenya Airways pilots extended their strike into a second day on Sunday, forcing more flights to be cancelled, as the company warned of disciplinary action against anyone taking part. Thousands of passengers were stranded as a result of the strike...

Drought in Kenya kills more than 200 elephants

More than 200 elephants and hundreds of zebras and wildebeest have died in Kenya's worst drought in four decades, the country's tourism minister said on Friday. The crisis has affected nearly half of Kenya's regions and at least four million...

Passenger plane falls into Lake Victoria in Tanzania: police

A domestic passenger plane sank in Tanzania's Lake Victoria early Sunday due to bad weather shortly before landing in the northwestern city of Bukoba, police said, adding that rescue efforts were underway. "There was an accident involving a Precision Air...

Protesters in Sudan defy repression to mark anniversary of coup

Sudan blocked internet access across the country on Tuesday as pro-democracy activists marked the first anniversary of a coup that derailed the transition to civilian rule, with hunger and inflation stifling the country. Waving Sudanese flags, the protesters defied authorities...

Burkina Faso establishes a government on a ‘war footing’

Burkina Faso's new government declared on Wednesday that its top priority would be to secure the nation's territory, after the latest coup to rock the jihadist-ravaged Sahel state. A UN envoy warned in New York that around 4.9 million, or...

Moneyhash in Egypt plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa

US-based Egyptian fintech company Moneyhash recently expanded its operations into sub-Saharan Africa, in a bid to open up the continent for its payment system.In a conversation with Techcabal, MoneyHash CEO Abdel Razek said that the company wants to...

At least 150 killed in two days of fighting in southern Sudan

At least 150 people, including children, have been killed in two days of clashes in the latest ethnic clashes over land disputes in southern Sudan's Blue Nile state, a doctor said on Thursday. The fighting is some of the worst...

Protest clashes in Chad leave ‘around 30’ dead, including security forces

Deadly clashes between police and protesters protesting the military's grip on power broke out in Chad on Thursday, claiming "some 30" lives, including some 10 members of the security forces, according to an official toll. Hundreds of protesters flocked to...

Floods in South Sudan leave 75,000 refugees without food: UN

Devastating floods in South Sudan have prevented aid from reaching displaced people, the UN said on Friday, warning that a camp housing 75,000 Sudanese refugees will not receive food this month. The world's newest nation is recovering from four consecutive...

Ugandan ivory trafficker sentenced to life in prison in landmark ruling

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trafficker to life in prison in a landmark ruling hailed by the country's wildlife authority. International trade in ivory has been prohibited since 1989 under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

At the end of his prison sentence, Zuma from South Africa criticizes the judges

South Africa's corruption accused former president Jacob Zuma, who recently completed a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court, criticized the judges on Saturday and said the sentence was excessive. "Having reached the end of my illegal imprisonment... I decided...

Nearly 200 dead as Niger flood toll rises

The floods caused by torrential rains in Niger have left 195 dead and more than 322,000 affected, an official balance showed on Saturday. This year's rainy season is one of the deadliest in the West African country's history. As of October...

Six bodies found, murder suspect arrested in Johannesburg

South African police said on Monday they would charge a 21-year-old man with six counts of murder after half a dozen bodies, some in an advanced state of decomposition, were found in a block of flats in central Johannesburg. Police...

Somali forces kill over 200 al-Shabab militants in central region

Civilians fled their homes in the Somali capital on Tuesday fearing a new flare-up of violence following deadly street clashes and warnings that the country's security forces could split into rival factions. June 22, 2021 Download logoThe Ugandan contingent of the...

The bodies of eight immigrants found in front of Tunisia

The bodies of eight migrants, believed to be Tunisians missing for two weeks, were recovered Monday off the coast of the North African country, the Red Crescent said. “Sailors found eight migrant bodies on Monday morning off Zarzis, whose ship...

Ethiopian government says it accepts AU invitation to peace talks

Ethiopia's government said on Wednesday it had accepted an invitation from the African Union for peace talks with Tigrayan rebels after nearly two years of brutal war in the country's north. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's national security adviser Redwan Hussein...

At 34, Burkina Faso’s new chief of the board is the world’s youngest leader

Just a week ago, Ibrahim Traore, 34, was an unknown, even in his native Burkina Faso. But in the space of a weekend, he catapulted himself from army captain to the world's youngest leader, a rise that has stoked hopes...

Unrest grows in Burkina Faso after denunciation of coup

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse angry protesters outside the French embassy in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday, as unrest mounted in the impoverished West African nation following a second coup this year. The latest unrest began on Friday,...
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