Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo due to meet President Ouattara

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara will on Tuesday meet his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo. This will be their first meeting since the post-election violence in 2010 in which 3,000 people were killed and up to a million displaced, according to UN data. The meeting is set to take place at the Presidential palace. Gbagbo spent seven […]

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Mozambican soldiers arrested during Covid curfew

Mozambican authorities have arrested at least 24 people for violating a Covid night curfew over the weekend in the conflict-hit Cabo Delgado province. Most of the people arrested were soldiers, some in their uniform, who had been out drinking. They were disarmed and detained in the provincial capital Pemba. Provincial police chief Silvestre Zacarias said […]

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Mali begins probe into interim president’s attack

Mali has opened investigations into the attempted knife attack on interim leader Assimi Goita inside a mosque during Eid al-Adha festivities. Prosecutor Bourama Kariba Konate said an inquiry has been opened “to shed light on this event”. Colonel Goita had said he was doing “very well” and downplayed the significance of the assault. Police made […]

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Nigeria separatist leader arrested in Benin

Nigeria’s Yoruba separatist leader Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in neighbouring Benin, weeks after he was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms. Igboho was arrested by security forces at an airport in Benin’s capital Cotonou, on Monday night. According to sources, Igboho was on his way to Germany and would […]

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Zimbabwe ruling party denies plan to ban miniskirts

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has denied reports it intends to ban women and girls from wearing miniskirts and trousers in public places. Zanu-PF national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo in a statement said such reports were fake news. This followed reports that the party was planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal for women aged […]

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Ethiopia urges UN to ‘respect’ AU-led talks on dam

Ethiopia has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to respect the AU-led tripartite negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), saying the issue “does not fall” under its mandate, according to a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Wednesday. “The latest attempts made by Sudan and Egypt to take the Gerd […]

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