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Burundi ex-president dies from coronavirus

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Burundi’s former president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, relatives said Friday, just weeks after he resigned as...
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DRC ratifies protocol establishing African Union rights court

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on...
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UN Security Council ends mandatory scrutiny of Burundi citing May elections

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday struck Burundi off its political agenda citing peaceful elections recently conducted in the country. In a statement presented...

Burundi ex-leader quits AU envoy job after convicted of killing vote rival

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Burundi’s ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month...

WHO: 1 out of 5 coronavirus deaths in Africa linked to diabetes

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The World Health Organisation (WHO), says nearly one in five COVID-19 deaths in Africa is linked with diabetes, according to a study. WHO disclosed this...

65 illegal immigrants arrested in Zambia

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About 65 “illegal immigrants” have been arrested in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, after a cleanup exercise, an immigration spokesperson said on Wednesday. The illegal immigrants...

21 dead in new DR Congo massacre by ADF militia

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At least 21 people have been killed in a massacre suspected to have been committed by militants from the Islamist ADF group in conflict-wracked northeast...

Air Peace begins regular commercial flights to Jo’burg soon

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The Air Peace says it will soon begin regular commercial flight operations from its Lagos hub to Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline spokesperson, Mr Stanley...

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ admits forming armed group behind attacks

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Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the “Hotel Rwanda” film, admitted to a Kigali court on Friday that he had formed an armed group but...

UN report finds human rights violations continuing in Burundi

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Three months after Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn-in as Burundi’s new president, there is no sign of decline in human rights violations in the volatile East...