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Covid-19: New medical equipment facility to be launched 2021-04-15 17:42:12In tonight's edition: As Africa races to stay ahead of the pressures caused by the pandemic, a new programme is created to help strained healthcare p

Ivory Coast ex-warlord gets life sentence over 2011 2021-04-15 13:24:37A court in Abidjan on Thursday handed a life sentence to former warlord Amade Oueremi for his part in March 2011 massacres in western Ivory Coast in w

Paris court issues life sentences over 2004 bombing 2021-04-15 10:19:17A court in Paris on Thursday handed down life sentences to two Ivorian officers and a Belarussian mercenary who were tried in absentia for the de

Sudanese PM urges Egypt, Ethiopia counterparts to attend 2021-04-15 04:25:13In an interview with FRANCE 24, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he had called for a summit with the prime ministers of Egypt and Ethi

Rights groups see rise in abuse against LGBT+ 2021-04-14 17:15:35There are international warnings of diplomatic blowback after Somalia's president signs an extension of his mandate into law. Also, attacks and abuse

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two 2021-04-14 04:55:53Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known by his nickname Farmajo, has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for an

Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to be tried for 2021-04-13 17:09:37In Burkina Faso, judges have ruled that exiled former president Blaise Compaoré must stand trial for his role in the assassination of Thomas Sa

Benin's Talon reelected president with 86 percent of 2021-04-13 15:25:08Benin's President Patrice Talon was easily re-elected to a second term, provisional results showed Tuesday, after a weekend election critics said was

Mali ex-rebels say prominent leader Ould Sidati shot 2021-04-13 09:46:45A former rebel leader in northern Mali was killed in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, according to the spokesman for a militia alliance in the region.

Somali politics in dispute over extension of presidential 2021-04-13 04:43:25Somalia's lower house of parliament has voted to extend the president’s mandate for two years. The speaker of the Senate, which would usually a

Seven Catholic clergy, including two French, kidnapped in 2021-04-12 05:41:50Seven Catholic clergy, including two French citizens, were kidnapped Sunday in Haiti, said the spokesman of the Bishop's Conference for the island na

Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks fifth term 2021-04-12 04:25:43We report on an election in a strategically important nation in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh is certain to

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Nigeria: Report Shows Improved Transparency in States' Budget, 2021-04-16 10:03:24[This Day] Abuja -- State governments have significantly improved budget transparency and participation as well as improved the robustness of their re

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Mining Dispute Highlights Pitfalls 2021-04-16 09:58:10[allAfrica] The decision by Sierra Leone to shut down the operations of U.S.-owned SL Mining has called into question that government's commitment to

Africa: FAO and the African Union Commission Launch 2021-04-16 09:57:41[FAO] Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role for the transformation of our f

Malawi: NBS Bank for Financial Inclusion of People 2021-04-16 09:32:15[Nyasa Times] In its quest to provide convenient banking solutions for all customers, NBS Bank plc has said it wants to ensure that all customers are

Namibia: Local Market Day Launched 2021-04-16 09:23:17[New Era] The local merchant store, in conjunction with Energy 100 FM and Kufindi consultants, officially launched its first market day on Wednesday.

Namibia: NHE Manager 'Shocked' By Sudden Suspension 2021-04-16 09:16:00[New Era] National Housing Enterprise company secretary Ntelamo Ntelamo yesterday expressed shock at the company's decision to suspend him and three

South Africa: Handbook On Safety and Security for 2021-04-16 09:11:30[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has officially launched its Handbook on Teachers' Safety and Security in South African

South Africa: Botshabelo Industrial Park Attracts Over R500 2021-04-16 09:05:41[SAnews.gov.za] The revamping of the Botshabelo Industrial Park in the Free State has attracted investments of over R500 million and created more than

Namibia: Development Bank Dished Out N$279m to SMEs 2021-04-16 09:02:53[New Era] Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who play the crucial role of promoting and transforming the economy have benefitted handsomely from the

South Africa: Overflowing Sewage and No Refuse Collection 2021-04-16 08:37:00[GroundUp] Makana Municipality has suspended refuse collection since Tuesday due to protests

Nigeria: Why Inflation Will Persist in Months Ahead, 2021-04-16 08:36:24[Vanguard] Analysts in the financial sector of the economy have projected continuous inflationary pressure in coming months, as surging food prices pu

Nigeria: Airfares Rise On High Cost of Aviation 2021-04-16 08:31:52[This Day] Air travellers have been lamenting the outrageous airfares recently exacerbated by the high cost of aviation such that a one-way ticket las

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