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Egyptians vote to extend Sisi’s rule

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Cairo, Wednesday Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030, the electoral board said Tuesday. National Election Authority head Lashin Ibrahim told a Cairo press conference that...

Sudan protesters call for million-strong march

Sudan protesters call for million-strong march. Khartoum, Wednesday Sudanese protest leaders has called for a million people to march on Thursday to demand the military council hand power over to a civilian administration. This has been the central demand of protesters...

Trump tax return deadline missed again

The White House has refused to meet an extended deadline to deliver President Trump's tax returns to Congress. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal had said failure to comply with the 23 April deadline would be interpreted as a denial of request. Mr Trump says...

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1 billion (Sh1.5 trillion) worth of gold from Africa in 2016, more than any other country

Sri Lanka admits ‘major’ lapse over deadly Islamist blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka's government on Wednesday acknowledged "major" lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific Easter attacks that killed more than 350 people, despite prior intelligence warnings. Recriminations have flown since Islamist suicide bombers blew themselves up in packed churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, in...

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules

Ghana eyes world record in medical drone service

ACCRA, Ghana launched a fleet of drones Wednesday to carry medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the "world's largest drone delivery service." The craft are part of an ambitious plan to leapfrog problems of medical access in a country...

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Reuters Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. Medics will place orders by text message when supplies run dry, said GAVI chief executive...

At least 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

Hundreds have been displaced, mainly in the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province

US won’t lift Sudan sanctions until military transfers power

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of African Affairs has called on the Sudanese military to transfer power to a civilian administration as soon as possible. Makila James said addressing the issue of removing Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism could only...

Mysterious jellyfish-like creature found in depths of Indian Ocean

A bizarre jellyfish-like creature has been discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in what is believed to be its first ever sighting.

S.Africa President heads to floods hotspot as 51 die

JOHANNESBURG, At least 51 people have been killed in flooding in South Africa, a local official said Wednesday, as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew into the deluged eastern region of the country. Heavy rains have lashed South Africa in recent days, with the southern and eastern parts of...

Meghan and Harry ‘could move to Africa as part of job lined up by Palace’

settled down with their new baby, the paper said. Prince Harry has links to several African countries and has visited the continent since his teens.

Road accident kills 19 wedding guests in Nigeria

KANO, Nineteen wedding guests in the northern Nigerian state of Jigawa died when their bus lost control and burst into flames, police said Wednesday. The 18-seater was carrying 40 women and children returning from a wedding when its front tyre burst, causing it to skid off the...

Cyclone Kenneth likely to hit Tanzania this week

AccuWeather has warned of new cyclone in the southern Indian Ocean that may hit parts of Mozambique and Tanzania later this week.

Thousands of Algeria students take to streets for fresh protests

The rallies came as state media reported that Algeria's richest man has been detained in jail after his arrest as part of a corruption prob

North Korea’s Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin

Meeting comes after second summit with US President Donald Trump ended without an agreement two months ago

Legendary amazon forest now facing depletion

The iconic Amazon Rain forest, hub of various plants and animals is facing depletion after human encroachment

Egyptian voters back constitutional changes giving more power to President Sisi

The amendments will extend Sisi's current term to six years and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024

Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid frantic hunt for bombers

COLOMBO,   A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police said Wednesday, as pressure mounted on politicians to explain why no one acted on intelligence warnings. The government announced there...

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

ALGIERS, Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe. The crackdown on alleged graft follows the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in early...

Libyan forces push back Haftar’s troops south of Tripoli: witnesses

According to UN figures, 264 people, including 21 civilians, have been killed by the fighting since April 5, and 1,266 wounded

Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

The toll had been put at 321 on Tuesday, with about 500 people also wounded.

Ugandan pop star opposition MP placed under house arrest

KAMPALA Ugandan police said Tuesday it had placed pop star MP Bobi Wine under "preventive arrest" as the fiery government critic warned his opposition movement would not be cowed into silence. Wine's confinement under house arrest in Kampala came as the United States rebuked the government for...

Mass funerals held as Sri Lanka mourns

Colombo, Tuesday Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral amid a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 wounded, police said. A state of emergency is in effect...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine placed under house arrest

Uganda’s Bobi Wine placed under house arrest. Kampala, Tuesday Ugandan police said today it had placed pop star MP Bobi Wine under “preventive arrest” as the fiery government critic warned his opposition movement would not be cowed into silence. Wine’s confinement...

Africa summit gives ultimatum on Sudan crisis

Africa summit gives ultimatum on Sudan crisis. Cairo, Tuesday African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo,Egypt urged Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday to hand power to a civilian government within three months. Egypt played host to the emergency summit with...

Africa to receive World’s first malaria vaccine

CNN Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world’s first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. Malawi has started vaccinating children under two years of age and Kenya and Ghana will begin using...

African summit gives Sudan military three months for reforms

CAIRO Reuters African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday, amid pressure for a quick handover of power to civilians. The decision extends a 15-day deadline set by the African Union last...
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