US pushes Ethiopia to end suffering in Tigray

The US on Thursday called on Ethiopia’s government to end the suffering in Tigray amid growing concerns of human rights violations and widespread suffering in the northern region. After closed-door UN Security Council talks, US ambassador to the world body Linda Thomas-Greenfield said fight

Ghana president receives world’s first free Covax jab

Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world's first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.Richer countries have surged ahead with inoculating their population, but many poorer countries a

Ethiopian fighters open fire on Sudanese farmers in a border enclave

Ethiopian militiamen opened fire on Sudanese farmers as they harvested corn grown by members of Ethiopia’s Amhara ethnic group in a border enclave inside Sudan, The incident, on Tuesday, was the latest violent episode in a long-simmering border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia that was re

Ghana receives world's first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax scheme on Wednesday, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations free. Covax, launched last April to help ensure a fairer distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor nations, said it would deliver

Ethiopia tells Sudan to pull back from borders before talks

Ethiopia called on Sudan to pull back its army troops on Tuesday from the borders before any dialogue could begin amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, Dina Mufti, said in his weekly press conference that Ethiopia does not wish to enter

Sudan warns Ethiopia to pull troops back from border region or face 'consequences'

Sudan has warned Ethiopia to pull back troops it said were sent across their border or face the consequences of its “aggression”, the foreign ministry said on Sunday. The harshly worded statement coincided with reports that Ethiopian forces backed by heavy weapons were massing on sect

Uganda’s Museveni extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

KAMPALA: Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, the election commission said Saturday, extending his 35-year rule after a poll which his main rival said was marred by fraud.The 76-year-old leader, who took power in 1986, is one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents.

Ethiopian envoy says Sudan border issue must be resolved ‘amicably, urgently’

The Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan said Wednesday that the border issue must be resolved “amicably and urgently. The Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum claimed Sudan had captured nine Ethiopian camps since November. The ambassador said that Ethiopia rejected the 1902 border agreement, which w

Ethiopian general says Eritrean troops entered Tigray

A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while his soldiers were battling a rebellious force in the northern region of Tigray. The video, whose authenticity Reuters could not independently verify, shows

South Africa coronavirus strain could resist vaccines: Scientists

UK scientists have warned that the South African strain of COVID-19 might prove resistant to current vaccines, the Daily Telegraph reported. It is known to carry three separate mutations, one of which — called N501Y — has also been found in a UK strain known as the Kent variant. But

25 Cases of COVID-19 Among Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prison

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resumed negotiations Sunday over the controversial huge Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile, officials said. The resumption came six weeks after Khartoum boycotted talks in November, urging the African Union to play a greater role in reaching a deal over the Grand Ethiopia Re

25 killed in east DR Congo, ADF militia blamed

BENI, DR Congo: At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east, local officials said Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious ADF militia.The army was chasing ADF fighters on Thursday when they found the bodies of 25 civilians, who had been &ldq

South Africa tightens its COVID-19 restrictions

South Africa on Tuesday has prohibited sales of drinks and has made masks compulsory in public places due to warning. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that pandemics far more deadly than COVID-19 lies ahead. Winter came with a surge in the spread of the virus, pushing global cases

Burkina Faso President Kabore vows reconciliation during second term

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kabore vowed on Monday to bring together the West African nation torn by violent Islamist militant attacks as he embarks on his second and final five-year term. Kabore was sworn into office in a ceremony attended by nearly a dozen peers from the region following h

South Africa's total COVID-19 cases cross 1 million mark amid second wave

South Africa’s total coronavirus infections since the first case in March crossed a million on Sunday, its Health Ministry said. The grim milestone comes just nine days after the country, the worst hit in the continent, reported 900,000 cases.

Ethiopia, Sudan agree solution to end unrest at border

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that Addis Ababa and Khartoum reached a final accord to resolve the ongoing border crisis. The announcement followed negotiations between an Ethiopian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Yemek Mekonnen, and the authorities in Sudan.

Sudan, Ethiopia PMs meet in Djibouti amid border escalation

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed, yesterday met in Djibouti, following recent escalations along the countries' borders. Hamdok's press office said in a statement that they had discussed "bilateral relations between the two countries, the situation i

Sudan’s PM meets Ethiopian leader after cross-border attack

Sudan’s prime minister met his Ethiopian counterpart Sunday, as Sudanese forces continued their advances to reclaim territories controlled by Ethiopian militias along the two countries’ shared border.Abdalla Hamdok’s office said the meeting with Abiy Ahmed took place in the Horn