Ugandan minister’s daughter dies after shooting

The daughter of Uganda’s Transport Minister Gen Katumba Wamala and his driver have died from injuries sustained after the shooting. The two were in the vehicle with the minister when it was sprayed with bullets from the sides and front by gunmen riding in motorcycles. Army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekeaso said security forces have […]

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Cholera hits camp for people displaced by Congo volcano

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reported at least six cholera cases among homeless people who fled to Sake town in North Kivu following last week’s eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Medical charity MSF have been providing people with drinking water to prevent an outbreak. Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption killed 32 people and destroyed […]

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Biden urges ceasefire in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

US President Joe Biden has appealed for a ceasefire and a halt to human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as his administration steps up pressure to end the conflict there. Biden said forces from Eritrea and Ethiopia’s Amhara state must withdraw from Tigray, and that immediate humanitarian access must be granted to avoid widespread […]

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Somali leader ‘make progress’ in election talks

The Somali government has said that federal and regional leaders have made progress on election talks and are set to sign an agreement on Thursday. Government spokesperson Mohamed Moalimu said the outcome of the meeting was being finalised for the signing ceremony. The four-day talks were chained by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. “Progress has […]

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Congo volcano: Hundreds of missing children rescued

The UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, says it has rescued 530 missing children who were separated from their parents in the wake of Saturday’s volcanic eruption in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Around 500 houses were flattened following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, which lies just north of Goma. “We managed to find […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo residents flee as volcano erupts

Thousands of people fled their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the night after the eruption of a large volcano. As the sky turned red and rivers of lava streamed from Mount Nyiragongo, there were concerns that its past deadly tragedies would be repeated. A mass evacuation was launched in the city of […]

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Ex-Ghana president withdraws as AU’s Somalia envoy

Former Ghanaian President John Mahama has withdrawn his acceptance as a special African Union (AU) envoy to mediate talks over the political crisis in Somalia. In a statement on Thursday, Mahama noted the lack of support by the Somali federal government. Mahama said the proposed assignment required that he “enjoy the unalloyed support and co-operation […]

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