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Hundreds march against sanctions in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hundreds of Zimbabweans from the country’s 10 provinces participated on Friday in an anti-sanctions march, a day the government declared a national holiday. While the government claimed the event...

Ethiopia: Army deployed in troubled Oromia areas

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia deployed its federal army in troubled areas in Oromia regional state where dozens are reported to have been killed in clashes. Clashes erupted Tuesday in several towns...

South Africa: Black leaders quitting main opposition

JOHANNESBURG A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders,...

Botswana’s ruling party BDP wins general election

JOHANNESBURG  Mokgweetsi Masisi, 58, has been declared president-elect after his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote. Botswana’s Chief Justice Terence Rannowane, who...

Mauritius, Rwanda easiest places for business in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda Mauritius, Rwanda and Morocco were ranked as top easiest economies to do business in Africa, according to the 2020 Doing Business report released by the World Bank on...

Zambian president pardons 283 prisoners

ANKARA  Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pardoned 283 prisoners to mark 55 years of the country's independence, a government official announced late Thursday. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said 245 are...

Ethiopia: 8 killed in protests by backers of activist

ANKARA, Turkey / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia At least eight people were killed since protests erupted in Ethiopia on Wednesday, the state-affiliated Radio Fana reported on Thursday. Protests broke out in the...

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...