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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Africa

Ethiopian crisis: AU is handicap, looking up to UN for help – Adib Saani

Security and International relations analyst Adib Saani has described Ethiopia as a country in crisis over its inability to stop rebel forces from advancing into the capital and other providence. “Based on the information I gathered, the rebels are about...

Ethiopia: Gov’t tells residents with guns to get ready to defend themselves

Ethiopian officials on Tuesday ordered residents in Addis Ababa to register their firearms and prepare to protect their neighbourhoods, as fighting raged north of the capital between government and rebel forces. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has in recent days...

South Sudan: 5 dead after plane carrying fuel for UN’s food programme crashed into a Mango tree

Five persons lost their lives on Tuesday when a cargo plane carrying fuel for the United Nation's World Food Programme (UN-WFP) crashed near South Sudan's capital Juba, airport officials said. The aircraft - a Soviet-era Antonov An-26 transport plane -...

Lagos storey building collapse: Death toll rises to 10, original designer warned of misfortune

No fewer than 10 persons were feared dead on Monday when a 21-storey building collapsed on Gerard Road in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. As of the time of filing this report, many people were still trapped in the...

Somalia: Long-stalled lower house legislative election finally underway

Somalia on Monday began electing lawmakers for its Lower House of Parliament, the next phase in a long-delayed and turbulent process toward a presidential vote that has sometimes turned violent. The first two lawmakers for the next 275-member lower house...

Kenya’s bullet factory misses financial target

Kenya’s bullet factory failed to meet demand in the domestic market due to a wider financial loss of Ksh694.3 million ($6.2 million) for the year ended June 2019, an audit report shows. Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu said the Kenya Ordnance Factories...

Kenya: Court suspends order directing Prez Kenyatta to swear 6 judges

The Court of Appeal has temporarily suspended an order directing President Uhuru Kenyatta to swear in six judges within two weeks. Justices Roselyn Nambuye, Wanjiru Karanja and Imaana Laibuta granted the orders after President Kenyatta rushed to the Appellate court...

Africa: Climate change to deepen poverty gap, SDGs will be difficult to achieve – Report

Rapidly shrinking glaciers, extreme weather and increased climate events including floods and droughts, are among the foreboding events of a rapidly warming region that could soon find itself thrust out of the frying pan into the fire, on more...

South Sudan: Youths look to transform ‘war-ravaged’ image with the help of technology

The image the world has of South Sudan is one of war, but the youth of the world’s youngest country are determined to create a different reality. In the capital Juba and other towns, a growing number of young people...

Nigeria: Cambridge University returns ‘stolen’ bronze art

A college at the University of Cambridge on Wednesday handed a bronze statue looted in the 19th century back to Nigerian officials, in the first such move by a UK institution. Sonita Alleyne, the head of Jesus College, gave the...
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LGBTQ+ community is not funding National Cathedral project – Rev. Kusi Boateng

The secretary to the board of trustees of the National Cathedral Secretariat Rev. Kusi Boateng, has denied rumours that...