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AFRICA: Ethiopian soldiers deployed to curb varsity violence in Oromia, Amhara

AFRICA: Ethiopian soldiers deployed to curb varsity violence in Oromia, Amhara

Members of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, ENDF, have been deployed in two regions where deadly violence has led to loss…
Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC among top global contributors to pneumonia deaths

Ethiopia, Nigeria, DRC among top global contributors to pneumonia deaths

Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year – or one child every 39 seconds – despite…
POLITICS: Amhara ruling party backs Ethiopia PM’s ‘controversial’ united party plan

POLITICS: Amhara ruling party backs Ethiopia PM’s ‘controversial’ united party plan

The Amhara Democratic Party, ADP, the governing party in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state has backed plans by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed…
JUST IN: Gambia sues Myanmar over mistreatment of Rohingya Muslims

JUST IN: Gambia sues Myanmar over mistreatment of Rohingya Muslims

Gambia filed a case Monday at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the…
Uganda, DR Congo to jointly build 1,200 km connecting roads

Uganda, DR Congo to jointly build 1,200 km connecting roads

Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi was in Uganda over the weekend to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed…
Cabinet approves bill to combat fake news, hate speech in Ethiopia

Cabinet approves bill to combat fake news, hate speech in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers over the weekend approved a bill drafted by the Attorney General to combat fake news and…
Just In: Zambia president pardons high-profile prisoners on his 63rd birthday

Just In: Zambia president pardons high-profile prisoners on his 63rd birthday

President Edgar Lungu has pardoned three high-profile prisoners on the occasion of his 63rd birthday which falls today. A statement…
Benin, other West African nations to withdraw CFA reserves from France – President Patrice Talon

Benin, other West African nations to withdraw CFA reserves from France – President Patrice Talon

Benin President Patrice Talon has announced that foreign reserves of the West African CFA – currency used by eight countries in the…
AFRICA: Pope urges South Sudan to seek unity, prays for Bolivia

AFRICA: Pope urges South Sudan to seek unity, prays for Bolivia

Pope Francis has urged South Sudanese leaders to seek unity and overcome their differences. In front of thousands of faithful…
Akinwumi Adesina: No time for sleeping. No time for excuses

Akinwumi Adesina: No time for sleeping. No time for excuses

In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank…
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