Sudan: OCHA Appeals to Security Council to Do More to ‘Silence the Guns’ in Sudan

Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Sudan by Edem Wosornu, Director, Operations and Advocacy for OCHA, on behalf of Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator As prepared for delivery. Madam President, It has been just over a year since Sudan was plunged into an unthinkable catastrophe. On

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Ethiopia: Joint Press Release | Supporting Immediate Emergency Response for Cross Border Communities in Eastern Africa

Nairobi — To strengthen regional cross-border Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) readiness during public health emergencies, Africa CDC, UNICEF, IFRC, and WHO (the Collective Service core partners) as well as IOM, READY and the UK-PHRST, organized a simulation-based training from 15th to 19th April 2024 in Mombasa, Kenya. This training aims to bolster cross-border

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Nigeria: Grid Collapse

“This new innovation stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to advancing grid management capabilities,” Ms Mbah said. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday said it has deployed a Generation Dip/Loss Detection System (GLDS) to detect and respond to sudden drops in power generation across its network. The TCN General Manager, Public

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Zimbabwe: 49 Years On

One of the most painful disappearances of a prominent African nationalist occurred on October 15 1975, when Dr Edison Furatidzwayi Chisingaitwi Sithole and his personal assistant, Miriam Mhlanga were kidnapped by Rhodesia Special Branch officers as he disembarked from his car at Ambassador Hotel in the then Salisbury. Disappearances of politically active Africans were common

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Kenya among several African nations to withdraw batch of Benylin children’s cough syrup

A pharmacy attendant sells cold remedies in Mexico City Friday Nov. 10, 2000.   –   Copyright © africanews JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AP Last updated: 15 hours ago Kenya Kenya has joined several African countries in expressing concerns over Benylin Paediatric, a children’s cough syrup, following recent toxicity findings. The country along with Tanzania, eSwatini, Rwanda, South Africa

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Congo-Kinshasa: Rep Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Imports of Cobalt Mined by Child Labor In the DR Congo

press release By Office of Rep. Chris Smith Washington, DC — Communist China exploits African children to power the ‘Green Economy’ Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the House Global Human Rights Subcommittee, introduced legislation (HR 7891) this week aimed at ensuring that cobalt—a key natural resource used to power electric vehicles, solar panels and

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Sudan: Sudan’s Year of War -Fire

After a year of war, Sudan is dealing with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. As more local and international actors get involved, the outlook remains grim. “There are extreme levels of suffering across the country, the needs are growing by the day, but the humanitarian response is deeply inadequate.” This is how the

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Africa: Senators Risch and Coons Introduce Legislation to Renew U.S-Africa Agoa Trade Partnership

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), introduced the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Renewal and Improvement Act of 2024today to renew and strengthen a key trade program with sub-Saharan African countries. AGOA is a trade preference program that facilitates deeper

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Uganda: United States Provides More Than $25 Million for Refugee Assistance in Uganda

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and USAID, is providing more than $25 million in additional humanitarian funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. PRM is contributing more than $14

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Romania: A Sanctuary for brown bears

As Romania’s brown bears continue to face threats from habitat loss and human encroachment, sanctuaries like Libearty provide a beacon of hope for their survival.   –   Copyright © africanews cleared By Euronews Last updated: 15 hours ago Romania For centuries, the brown bear population in Romania has faced threats from hunters, endangering their existence. However

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Sudan: Joint Letter

Dear High Representative Borrell, Dear EU Foreign Ministers, One year on from the start of the conflict in Sudan on 15 April 2023, and as the Foreign Affairs Council meets on Sudan on 22 April 2024, our organizations call on the European Union and its member states to take urgent, strategic and concrete steps to

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O.J. Simpson dies at 76

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson with fans prior to an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y.   –   Copyright © africanews Jeffrey T. Barnes/Copyright 2021 The AP. All rights reserved. By Agencies Last updated: 19 hours ago Obituary O.J. Simpson, the former football

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Morocco: French National Arrested in Marrakech On International Warrants for Murder, Drug Trafficking

Marrakech — Members of the Marrakech police prefecture arrested on Wednesday, on the basis of precise information provided by the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, a 35-year-old French national who was the subject of international arrest warrants issued by the French judicial authorities for cases linked to deliberate homicide and international drug

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Fury predicts victory in clash with Oleksandr Usyk for heavyweight supremacy

British professional boxer Tyson Fury gestures during a news conference at the The Mazuma Mobile Stadium, Morecambe, England, Wednesday, April 10, 2024.   –   Copyright © africanews Owen Humphreys/PA Wire By Agencies Last updated: 9 hours ago Saudi Arabia Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, has asserted his dominance ahead of his highly anticipated clash

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Liberia: Former Warlord Senator Prince Johnson Commits to the Establishment of War Crimes Court in Liberia, but Why?

Former notorious warlord turned Senator Prince Y. Johnson has reluctantly affixed his signature to a resolution passed by majority members of the Liberian Senate, committing to the establishment of two separate courts to prosecute perpetrators of war and economic crimes in Liberia with prerequisite that the United Nations carryout new investigations that would also unearth

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Malawi: Govt in Negotiation With Misa Malawi Over the Arrest of NPL Journalist

Minister of Information and Digitalisation Moses Kunkuyu says government is discussing with the Media Institute of Southern Africa Malawi Chapter to see how they can intervene in the arrest of Nation Publications Limited’s journalist Macmillan Mhone. Kunkuyu said that government remains committed in safeguarding press freedom; hence, it is exploring alternatives on how it can

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Morocco: OCP and Fortescue to Partner to Develop Green Energy, Hydrogen and Ammonia in Morocco

Today, OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertilizers, and Fortescue Energy, part of global green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Ltd (Fortescue), announced a landmark Joint Venture (JV) in Morocco. This equal partnership aims to supply green hydrogen, ammonia, and fertilizers to Morocco, Europe, and international markets. It includes the

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Botswana: Botswana Leads Calls On G7 Countries to Review Diamond Tracking Initiative

Gaborone, Botswana — Africa’s leading diamond producer, Botswana, has written to the Group of Seven leading industrial countries seeking to reverse an initiative requiring all producers to send gems to Belgium for certification. This follows G7 move to prevent the import of diamonds mined in Russia. Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi told diplomats in Gaborone Wednesday

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Malawi: Global Deployment of Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Boost Fight Against Cholera

Geneva/New York — More than 1.2 million cholera rapid diagnostic tests will be shipped to 14 countries in largest-ever global deployment, with the first shipment landing today in Malawi. This first official deployment of tests through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will improve timely detection and monitoring of outbreaks, effectiveness of vaccination campaigns in response to

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Mixed reactions in Uganda after constitutional court rejects bid to nullify anti-homosexuality laws

The panel of five judges of the Constitutional Court led by the country’s chief justice, Richard Buteera, in Kampala, Uganda, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, gives its seal   –   Copyright © africanews Hajarah Nalwadda/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved. By Agencies Last updated: 04/04 – 12:30 Uganda People in Uganda reacted with mixed views after

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Kenya: Health Crisis Persists in Kenya As Doctors Reject Govt Offer

Nairiobi — The health crisis will persist in Kenya after doctors rejected a government offer aimed at ending two-week-long strike that has severely disrupted health services. Abidan Mwachi, Chairman of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU), announced the rejection on social media platform X, stating firmly, “We decline these proposals in total,”

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Cameroon soccer federation “astonished” to learn sports ministry has hired national team coach

Cameroon’s football federation expressed its “great astonishment” after learning that the sports ministry had hired Marc Brys as the new coach of the country’s national team. The Belgian succeeds Rigobert Song, whose contract expired after the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year and was not renewed. Football star Samuel Eto’o heads the national football

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Namibia: Fuel Prices Go Up

The price of petrol increased by N$1.52 per litre, while both diesel grades will increase by 72 cents per litre, effective Wednesday, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced. The ministry in a statement said that the price of petrol at the pump in Walvis Bay will be N$22.30, diesel 50 ppm will be priced

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Somalia: Puntland refuses to recognise federal government after disputed constitutional changes

Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud speaks during an interview on his visit to the United Nations, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at U.N. headquarters.   –   Copyright © africanews Bebeto Matthews/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved. Last updated: 19 hours ago Somalia The semi-autonomous state of Puntland says it has withdrawn from the country’s federal system

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Israel PM vows to shut down Al Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday (Apr. 1) vowed to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in his country, calling it a “terror channel”, after parliament passed a law clearing the way for the closure. Netanyahu’s pledge escalated Israel’s long-running feud against Al Jazeera. It also threatened to heighten tensions with Qatar, which owns the

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Tunisia: Draft State Budget 2025

Tunis — The draft state budget for 2025 is based on continuing to control the wage bill, achieving the objectives of the subsidy system, planning strategic development projects and defining investment spending, according to the Prime Ministry. In a circular on the preparation of the draft state budget for 2025, sent to ministers, state secretaries

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Uganda: Ugandan MP Calls for Women’s Inclusion in Climate Change Policy

Ahead of World Environment Day, Ugandan Member of Parliament Christine Nakimwero Kaaya emphasizes the critical need for women’s voices in climate policy-making. Her statement comes at the launch of a report titled “Feminist Analysis of Impacts of Climate Change on Women’s Rights in Uganda.” The report, commissioned by the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE)

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Liberia: Acting CDC Chairman Kowo Urged Former Officials to Use Force Against Assets Recovery Team for ‘Unlawful’ Seizure of Property

By J.H. Webster Clayeh Monrovia — Opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Acting Chairman Janga Augustus Kowo has urged ex-officials to resist members of the Assets Recovery Team when their actions are not backed by the court’s order. On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the Asset Recovery Team, established by President Boakai through an Executive Order

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North Africa: Tunisia to Host 1st Decarbonisation Mediterranean Forum, End of Sep.2024 (Utica)

Tunis — Tunisia will host the first Mediterranean Decarbonisation Forum by the end of September 2024, announced the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). A preparatory meeting was held on Friday in Tunis, the confederation said in a press release. This event will be an occasion to present the decarbonisation ecosystem in Tunisia

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Nigeria: Killing of 17 Soldiers

Determined to prove his innocence in the controversy surrounding the murder of 17 military men in Okuama, the Ovie of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Clement Oghenerukevwe Ikolo, Urhukpe 1, has surrendered himself to the State Police Command. The monarch is one of the eight persons declared

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Gambia: On Sea Level Rise!

Even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, ocean levels would continue to rise. Not only is dangerous sea level rise “absolutely guaranteed”, but it will keep rising for centuries or millennia even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, experts say. Rising seas are one of the most severe consequences of a

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Ethiopia: Deadly Clash in South Tigray As Warring Sides Accuse Each Other of Provocation

Addis Abeba — Earlier this week, violent confrontations occurred in Raya Alamata, situated in the South Tigray Zone currently under the control of Amhara forces. Accusations have been exchanged by both parties regarding the provocation, further escalating tensions in the vicinity. In a statement released earlier today, the Amhara regional administration vehemently criticized the recent

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Africa: African Island States Take Fresh Step Towards Joint Medicines Procurement

Victoria — In a further move towards pooled procurement of essential medicines and medical products, Ministers of Health from small African islands states established a secretariat and elected Mauritius as the host, taking critical steps to launch joint operations for increased access to affordable, quality-assured and safe medicines and medical supplies. The pooled procurement programme

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Bassirou Diomaye Faye wins Senegalese presidential election with 54.28% of votes

Cleared   –   Copyright © africanews Mosa’ab Elshamy/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved. By Agencies Last updated: 17 hours ago Senegal In Senegal, the provisional official results of the highly anticipated presidential election held on Sunday, March 24, have been unveiled, revealing Bassirou Diomaye Faye as the victor with an impressive 54.28% of the votes.

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Nigeria: Tinubu Sets Up New Economic Coordination, Management Teams

The Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) comprises distinguished leaders and key government officials. In a strategic move to bolster the nation’s economic governance frameworks and ensure robust and coordinated economic planning and implementation, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the establishment of the Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) and the creation of the Economic Management

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Ethiopia: U.S. to Support Ethiopia, Chad Overcome Sudanese Refugee Crisis

The U.S. Bureau of Population and Refugees announced that it will enhance cooperation with Ethiopia, Chad and other international organizations to alleviate the suffering of Sudanese refugees. Aweek after her official visit to Ethiopia and Chad, the U.S. Population and Refugee Bureau Assistant Secretary Julieta Valls Noyes has issued webinar press briefing yesterday. In her

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Prosecutors allege South Africa’s Parliament speaker took $135,000 and a wig in bribes

South African prosecutors said Monday they intend to charge the Parliament speaker with corruption, alleging she took $135,000 and a wig in bribes over three years while she was defence minister. Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has not been arrested or charged. The prosecutors spoke at a court hearing over her claims that authorities hadn’t properly informed

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Senegal: Ruling coalition candidate Amadou Ba concedes defeat in presidential election

Senegal’s ruling coalition candidate Amadou Ba   –   Copyright © africanews Mosa’ab Elshamy/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved. Last updated: 50 minutes ago Senegal Senegal’s ruling coalition candidate Amadou Ba has conceded defeat in the just concluded presidential election. Ba on Monday called Bassirou Diomaye Faye, to recognise the opposition candidate’s win in Sunday’s presidential

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Libya: Migrant Organization

The bodies of at least 65 migrants have been discovered in a mass grave in Libya, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, adding that it is “profoundly shocked and alarmed.” In a statement, the IOM said that although certain details about the dead, such as their nationalities and the circumstances of their deaths, are

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres once again calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres visits the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Saturday, March 23, 2024.   –   Copyright © africanews Amr Nabil/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved Last updated: 18 hours ago conflit israélo-palestinien U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stood near a long line of waiting trucks Saturday and declared

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Congo-Kinshasa: Freed DRC Journalist Says He Was Imprisoned As Warning to Others

Prominent Congolese journalist Stanis Bujakera, released from prison this week after spending six months behind bars, has accused the government of seeking to intimidate journalists looking into the death of an opposition politician. Bujakera, who is deputy director of the Actualite.cd news site and a regular contributor to RFI and international outlets, said that he

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For Senegal, the much awaited presidential election has come

A supporter of presidential candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye stands silhouetted as he attends a final campaign rally ahead of the presidential elections in Mbour, Senegal, Frid   –   Copyright © africanews Mosa’ab Elshamy/Copyright 2024 The AP. All rights reserved. Last updated: 7 hours ago Senegal After months of procrastination and uncertainty, the Senegalese are finally going

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Gaza war: China, Russia veto US resolution

Despite mounting atrocities in Gaza, the U.N Security Council remains deadlocked. Russia and China on Friday (Mar. 22) vetoed a U.S. resolution which “determined the imperative of an immediate and sustained cease-fire”. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 11 members in favour and three against, including Algeria, the Arab representative on the council. There was one

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Nigeria: Exclusive

PZ Cussons (Holdings) UK set out on 4 September 2023 to purchase other stockholders’ shares numbering 1.06 billion at N21 per unit. The deal seeking to sell PZ Cussons Nigeria to core investors from Britain hit a brick wall midway after the Nigerian capital market watchdog sought clarification on some irregularities in the PZ board’s

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Nigeria: $6bn Mambilla Scandal

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by a former Minister of Power and Steel, Olu Agunloye, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former minister had alleged a breach of his fundamental human rights by the EFCC. Delivering judgment on Monday, the presiding judge, Obiora Egwuatu, held that

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Africa: Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute Initiates Phase Three Clinical Trial of Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate

A large Phase 3 trial will evaluate whether the M72/AS01E vaccine candidate can protect adolescents and adults from pulmonary tuberculosis    Clinical trial site at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, is first of up to 60 sites in seven countries    The M72/AS01E vaccine candidate could be the first new TB vaccine in 100 years

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South Africa: Judge’s Conduct Embarrassed Me, Judge President Tells Tribunal

The “gross incompetence” of Pretoria High Court Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela embarrassed Judge President Dunstan Mlambo because it led to a general distrust of the justice system, Mlambo testified on Monday. Giving evidence at the Judicial Service Commission’s tribunal probing gross misconduct and gross incompetence charges against Maumela for delays in handing down judgments, Mlambo repeatedly

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Agency Speaks On Increase in Price of Sachet Water

The price of sachet water has gone up across the country in recent times. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Friday described the increase in the price of sachet water in the country as unacceptable and unfair. The FCCPC acting Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Adamu Abdullahi, disclosed this while speaking at an

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East Africa: IGAD Urges Swift Action to Avert Red Sea Ecological Crisis

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has expressed apprehension regarding the imminent ecological catastrophe arising from the sinking of the Rubymar off the coast of Yemen. Loaded with over 21,000 tonnes of ammonium phosphate fertiliser and fuel–an equivalent of 200 tonnes of oil–the Rubymar’s leakage poses an acute risk to marine life, coral reefs, and

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Egypt: EU Deal With Egypt Rewards Authoritarianism, Betrays ‘Eu Values’

Migration Control Obsession Ignores Abuses, Entrenches Oppression The European Union is about to reward Egypt’s autocratic leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for preventing migrants’ departures towards Europe. Visiting Cairo on March 17, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Greece, and Belgium, will officially upgrade the EU-Egypt relations to

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Internet disruption hits West and Central Africa, Netblocks and Cloudflare data shows

In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, photo, Eritrean migrant Yohannes Tesfagabr, one of the tens   –   Copyright © africanews Stephen Wandera/Copyright 2018 The AP. All rights reserved. Last updated: 53 minutes ago internet security A major internet outage struck West and Central Africa on Thursday, as reported by the internet observatory Netblocks, which cited information

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Nigeria: Kaduna Students

Kidnappers of the Kaduna school children have contacted a spokesman for the families of the hostages, demanding a total of 1 billion naira ($620,432) for the release of the students. According to Reuters, the kidnappers also vowed to kill the students and staff in 20 days if their demand is not met. On the 7th

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Cameroon: Cameroon Homes and Plantations Destroyed By Seawater

Yaounde — Cameroon officials have declared a humanitarian emergency after encroaching waters from the Atlantic Ocean destroyed several hundred homes, buildings and plantations along Cameroon’s coast. Waves pound walls and houses constructed on the shores of Bekumu, a southern Cameroon village located in Ndian, an administrative unit along parts of Cameroon’s 400-kilometer coast on the

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Cameroon: Govt deems opposition groups as “illegal’, issues warning ahead election

The Cameroonian government has described two political groups seeking to create opposition coalitions as illegal. A statement from the Territorial Administration Minister Paul Atanga Nji on Tuesday named “The Political Alliance for Change (APC) and the Alliance for Political Transition in Cameroon (ATP) and described them as no political parties under the law. The statement

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Man United: Ratcliffe has already cost nearly $44 billion

Old Trafford Stadium before the English Premier League football match between Manchester   –   Copyright © africanews Scott Heppell/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved. Last updated: 23 hours ago United Kingdom Jim Ratcliffe’s minority investment in Manchester United has already cost the club $43.78 million, according to financial figures released on Tuesday. Manchester United’s latest

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Mozambique: ICRC Calls On Respect for Civilians, Ramps Up Support to Mozambique Red Cross Response to a New Wave of Displacements in Cabo Delgado

Nearly 100,000 people, more than half of them children, have been displaced in one month due to an escalation of armed violence in Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique. The new wave of displacements is taking place against the backdrop of a protracted cholera outbreak, heightening the risk of infectious diseases for displaced families and host

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