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Ethiopia: UN ‘deeply worried’ over impending military offensive – chief

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed “deep concern” over the unfolding conflict in the breakaway Tigray region of Ethiopia. Guterres’ latest comments on the conflict...
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HRW flags ‘serious abuses’ in Tanzania’s elections

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that at least four people were killed by the state forces who also carried out other serious abuses...
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Kingsley Moghalu: Only intellectual leader will change Nigeria’s economy

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A former presidential candidate in the last general elections, Kingsley Moghalu has said Nigeria’s economy will not be transformed until the country is led by...
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Ethiopia army threatens ‘no mercy’ in assault on regional capital

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Ethiopia’s military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking...
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Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

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The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning...
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Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

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Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he...
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine released, 37 dead in protests over his arrest

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Uganda’s presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been released on bail, local media reported, as police said the death toll in clashes triggered by his arrest...
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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces fire rockets into city, no casualties

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Forces from Ethiopia’s rebel Tigray region fired rockets on Friday into the city of Bahir Dar in the neighbouring Amhara region but caused no casualties...
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Teargas, rubber bullets on second day of protests in Uganda

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Security forces fanned out across the Ugandan capital on Thursday, firing teargas and rubber bullets at pockets of protesters angered by the arrest of presidential...
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Ethiopian government says rebels have committed ‘atrocities’ during two-week Tigray conflict

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Ethiopia’s government on Thursday said rebels have committed “serious crimes” after conflict broke out this month in the northern Tigray region, as US President-elect Joe...