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IMF says Tanzania must publish Covid-19 data to get $574 mln loan

The International Monetary Fund has asked Tanzania to publish data on the spread of Covid-19 before getting approval for a $574 million emergency loan. Since...

Uganda shuts down schools to contain COVID-19 spread

Schools in Uganda have been shut down with public gatherings also suspended to contain a surge of infections in a second Covid-19 wave. Public transport between...

UN says over 2.73m people face food crisis in Somalia

Drought and a rain deficit is pushing more than 2.73 million people in Somalia toward the crisis level of acute food insecurity, UN humanitarians...

COVID-19 PCR Test Requirements to Travel to Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s borders remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Foreign citizens are able to apply for an Ethiopian visa and travel to the country provided they meet all the...

Kenya appoints its first female Chief Justice

Kenya has appointed its first female Chief Justice in the person of Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome. Her appointment was confirmed by Kenya's President Uhuru...

Tanzania’s President advised to get Covid-19 vaccines for citizens

A task force set up by Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan has recommended to her to initiate steps towards getting citizens vaccinated against Covid-19. The...

Why AU special envoy John Mahama was rejected by Somalia

Somalia on Wednesday announced that it has rejected African Union’s special envoy former Ghanaian President John Mahama tasked to resolve the political crisis in...

Kenya halts flights to and from Somalia amid fresh row

Kenya and Somalia have renewed diplomatic row with Kenyan suspending flights to and from Somalia. This is the latest fallout from a diplomatic row that...

Ethiopia: Over 100 former peacekeepers seek refuge in Sudan

More than 100 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection to apply for asylum in Sudan. The Ethiopian peacekeepers originally from the conflict hit Tigray region...

Ghana’s ex-president Mahama named AU Special Envoy to Somalia

The African Union (AU) has named Ghana's former president, John Mahama as its High Representative to Somalia. The former Ghanaian leader has been tasked by...

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West African countries to adopt single currency in 2027

Ecowas leaders have agreed to now work towards launching a single currency by January 2027. The West African regional bloc had planned to adopt the...

Guinea and Senegal sign deal to reopen land border

Leaders of Guinea and Senegal have signed a deal to have their land border closed for months re-opened. A signing ceremony was held at the...

Ecowas leaders meet in Accra for 59th ordinary session

Ecowas leaders have gathered in Ghana's capital, Accra for the 59th ordinary session of the authority of heads of state and government. Ghana's president, Nana...

Laurent Gbagbo back home in Ivory Coast after 10 years

Former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has returned to his home country after ten years. He has been away, facing trial for crimes against...

Rights group wants Ghana to drop charges against LGBT activists

Human Rights Watch has said Ghana’s attorney general must drop charges against 21 human rights activists facing trial for attending a paralegal training session. The...
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