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Uganda to export electricity to South Sudan

Uganda will soon supply power to South Sudanese border towns as part of the East Africa Community agreement to help member states, state-run news agency Sudan Tribune reports. According to Uganda’s energy minister Simon D’janga, the 400 kilo-volts of power will be supplied to the towns of Kaya and Nimule in South Sudan to boost […]

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Mugabe thanks South Africa for provident jobs to Zimbabweans

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday tanked the South African government for giving Zimbabwean nationals employment opportunities. Mugabe who was in official visit in South Africa, said many of Zimbabwe nationals in the country have found incomes through employment. Mugabe acknowledged that some Zimbabweans were in South Africa illegally, and others did bad things. President […]

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli reveals his salary

Tanzanian President John Magufuli who made international headlines in recent year for his crusade against corruption has disclosed how much he earns every month as president. The 57-year-old leader nicknamed the ‘bulldozer’ said his salary was 9 million Tanzanian shillings, about $4,000. He made the statement while addressing a local government agency, the Association of […]

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Ethiopia: two jailed-Eritrean journalists freed after 11 years

Two Eritrean journalists jailed for over a decade in Ethiopia have been released, according to family members. Tesfaldet Kidane and Saleh Gama, who were arrested in 2006 at the Kenya-Somalia border during Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, were released last weekend. Family members of Kidane speaking to the Washington-based Voice of America radio, said Saleh – […]

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World’s second-biggest diamond from Botswana sold for $53m

The world’s second-biggest diamond found in Botswana’s mine has been sold for $53 million on Tuesday, the Canadian Lucara Diamond Corporation, which owns the mine, said in a statement. The Lesedi La Rona diamond was sold to the London-based jeweller Laurence Graff, the company said. The price was an improvement on the highest bid received […]

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South African trade unions to stage mass demonstrations

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), one of the biggest support of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has called its members and other union to march on Wednesday against corruption under President Jacob Zuma’s presidency. COSATU has called on its members to strike and join marches in major cities across the Africa’s […]

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Angola’s new leader Joao Lourenco starts his journey today

About 26 heads of state and government on Tuesday attended the inauguration of newly elected Angola president João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. Gonçalves Lourenço succeeds José Eduardo dos Santos, 75, who has decided to retire after close to four decades in charge of the former Portuguese colony. Critics of Eduardo dos Santos accuse him of stripping […]

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Nigeria’s pro-Biafra group not a terrorist organization – US

The United States (U.S.) this weekend said blacklisted-pro-Biafra group is not a terrorist organization as stated by the federal government of Nigeria. According to the spokesman of the American Embassy in Abuja, Russell Brooks, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not a terrorist organisation, but the United States government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. […]

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Mali: separatists sign long-awaited deal to end years of fighting

Separatists in Mali on Thursday signed a peace deal to end years of fighting and broken ceasefires in the West African nation. Members of the rival Tuareg groups and their pro-government opponents indicated that they had settled their differences. In an interview broadcasted on the state-run radio, Fahad Ag Almahamoud, senior member of the pro-government […]

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Cameroon: separatists attack police as Anglophone crisis worsens

Three Cameroonian police officers were wounded on Thursday by the explosion of an artisanal bomb in English-speaking region’s major city Bamenda, local media reports. According to the regional governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique, the incident was a “terrorist attack.” Security source quoted by Reuters said the attack was the work of “extremists” who want independence. In […]

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