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Uganda suspends 54 NGOs including prominent rights group

The Ugandan government announced on Friday it had halted the activities of 54 non-governmental organizations, a major escalation of its efforts to tighten control over civil society. One of the groups affected is the...

Sudan still pushing to mediate Tigray conflict, PM Hamdok says

Despite rejection from Addis Ababa, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said his country will continue pushing for a peaceful solution to end the conflict in Ethiopia. He said Sudan had reached out to...

Zambia’s opposition leader Hichilema is president-elect

Zambia’s opposition leader and businessman Hakainde Hichilema was early Monday declared president-elect after beating incumbent Edgar Lungu in the August 12 poll. Mr Lungu, 64, called the vote not “free and fair” and his...

Pan Africanism is alive and Rwanda is the proof

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has lately featured prominently in the news media around the world, as they report the stunning defeat the Rwandan military together with the armed forces of Mozambique are inflicting on the Islamic...

Over Rwf900m to support urban women traders in horticulture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has said that it will partner in mobilizing funds to finance women traders in horticulture who have been affected by Covid-19. Jean-Chrisostome Ngabitsinze, the Minister of State in...

Buhari condemns killing of 25 Nigerian Muslim travellers

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 25 Muslim travellers on Saturday as the government imposed curfew in Jos local government in North Central Plateau state. Twenty-two people were injured in the...

Taliban take Mazar-i-Sharif, set sights on Kabul

The Taliban captured the key northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday, leaving only the isolated capital Kabul between them and a complete military takeover of the country. With the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif, once...

President Edgar Lungu declares Zambian general elections ‘not free and fair

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared Thursday's presidential and parliamentary election "not free and fair" after incidents of violence in three provinces. President Lungu was trailing the opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema in early results...

Man kills 5, himself in UK’s first mass shooting in decade

A young man who killed five people, including his mother, and then took his own life in Britain’s first mass shooting in more than a decade had complained online about difficulties meeting women and being “beaten down”...

US to send 3,000 troops to Kabul airport to pull out embassy staff

The United States said Thursday it was sending 3,000 troops to the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul immediately to evacuate US embassy staff as the Taliban makes rapid gains. "We are further reducing...