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Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta dies aged 76

The ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has died aged 76, family and former colleagues say. Two years ago he suffered a minor stroke but the cause of his death on Sunday was not immediately clear. He died at his home in the capital Bamako, a member of his family told AFP news agency. […]

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27 tonnes of maize stolen in Angola, 5 detained

Twenty-seven tonnes of maize was reportedly stolen from the port of the Angolan city of Benguela. The goods, bought for Angola’s Strategic Food Reserve, arrived in Angola from Argentina in December last year. Five men, including an Eritrean and a Chinese man, have since been arrested, according to Agência Lusa. The goods were diverted from […]

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopia’s government asks WHO to investigate body’s chief

Ethiopia’s government has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate its own boss, the Ethiopian Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for what it describes as his “harmful misinformation” and “misconduct” over the country’s conflict. “He has been interfering in the internal affairs of Ethiopia, including Ethiopia’s relations with the state of Eritrea,” the government said. […]

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South Africa minister sparks uproar after telling schoolgirls to ‘open books and close legs’

A regional health minister has come under fire in South Africa for telling schoolgirls to “open your books and close your legs”. Phophi Ramathuba made the comment during a visit to a secondary school in a bid to encourage abstinence and reduce teenage pregnancy rates. Social media users criticised the remark and questioned why it […]

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At least 56 killed in an air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: REPORT

An air strike in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, Reuters reported quoting two aid workers. Both aid workers, who asked not to be named as they are not authorized to speak to the media, said the number of dead was […]

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Niger cops seize more than 200kg of cocaine transported in local mayor’s truck

Cops in Niger seized more than 200 kg of cocaine worth around $8.7 million that was being transported in the local mayor’s official truck, reports said on Monday. The mayor and his driver, who were in the vehicle at the time, were arrested with 199 bricks of cocaine at a checkpoint on the road heading […]

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South Africa: Firefighters battle new blaze at parliament building in Cape Town

Firefighters in South Africa were struggling to contain a new blaze at the complex housing the two chambers of the national parliament in Cape Town, a day after a devastating fire swept through the buildings.Police charged a 49-year-old man with arson and other offences including theft and he was expected to appear in court on […]

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South Africa: Man faces charges of arson, housebreaking and theft for massive fire at Parliament building

A man has been arrested after a large fire severely damaged the Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town. A police spokesperson said the man was facing charges of arson, housebreaking and theft, and would appear in court on Tuesday. Firefighters have been working for hours to extinguish the blaze. President […]

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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns following weeks of mass protests

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has announced his resignation just weeks after he was reinstated in a controversial deal with the military. The army seized power in October and put Mr Hamdok under house arrest, but he was reinstated following a power-sharing deal with the coup’s leader. Protesters rejected the deal, demanding an entirely civilian […]

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Fire damages Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town

A large fire severely damaged the Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town. Video footage showed a plume of black smoke filling the sky, with huge flames coming out from the roof of the building. President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the scene and called it a “terrible and devastating event”. A man […]

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Mali’s coup government proposes five-year election delay to West African bloc

Mali’s interim authorities have proposed to its West African neighbours that a transition back to democracy following a 2020 military coup be extended by five years, the foreign minister said on Saturday. The transitional government initially agreed to hold presidential and legislative elections in February 2022, 18 months after Colonel Assimi Goita led the overthrow […]

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At least 38 killed in gold mine collapse in Sudan’s West Kordofan province

Sudanese authorities said at least 38 people were killed Tuesday when a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province. The country’s state-run mining company said in a statement the collapse of the closed, non-functioning mine took place in the village of Fuja, 700 kilometres south of the capital of Khartoum. The Sudanese Mineral Resources […]