Two separate bomb attacks in Somalia’s largest cities have claimed the lives of four and left several others injured. In one of the attacks, an explosion at a restaurant in Baidoa, in the southern part of the country, killed four people. In the second attack, a suicide bomb close to the port of the capital, Mogadishu, left seven people injured.
The death toll from protests that erupted in Ethiopia following the killing of a local Musician, Hachalu Hundessa has risen to 166. “In the aftermath of Hachalu’s death, 145 civilians and 11 security forces have lost their lives in the unrest in the region,” said Girma Gelam, deputy police commissioner of Oromia region.
Eleven people, both civilian and military, died on Saturday in an attack attributed to militias in Ituri, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a local source said today. Law enforcement officials, police, and an administration official are among the victims.
At least nine Malian soldiers were killed in an ambush in Guoari, one of the villages where 31 civilians were massacred the day before. Army spokesman Col. Diarran Kone said that a military unit was dispatched to the village to help bury the bodies. He said that around 8 PM, the village seemed deserted.
A prominent politician in Ethiopia, Jawar Mohammed, appeared in court on Thursday as Halachu Hundessa was laid to rest amid tight security. Jawar and another prominent Oromo politician, Bekele Gerba, are facing charges of “participating in the death of a person.”
The military has been deployed in Ethiopia’s capital as protests continued following the death of a local musician, Halachu Hundessa. Gangs armed with machetes and sticks roamed the streets as gunshots could be heard in the city. The unrest has so far claimed more than 80 lives.
At least 50 people have been killed and dozens injured in Ethiopia following protests that erupted after the killing of a local musician, Halachu Hundeessaa. The 34 year-old Musician was attacked and shot at as he was driving in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. It is alleged that Halachu had received death threats previously.
Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has hit the ground running by ordering the dissolution of the boards of directors of more than half of the country’s 100 public institutions and companies, suspected of mismanagement and corruption. These dissolutions were made with immediate effect.
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The United Nations has renewed its peacekeeping force in Mali for another year without reducing its troops, which comprise of 13,289 soldiers and 1,920 police officers. The UN mission in the country is known as Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized Turkey for its role in the Libyan conflict. Macron said Monday night, after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mizeburg, near Berlin, that this role “is a threat to Africa and Europe, and France condemns external interference” in Libya.
Sudanese authorities announced that they had arrested 122 people who were on their way to Libya to “work as mercenaries,” according to the official SUNA news agency. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has long accused Sudanese mercenaries of supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar.
Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was officially declared the winner of the country’s repeat presidential election on Saturday. Chakwera got 58.57 percent of the vote, and thus the required majority, said the head of the local elections commission, Chifundo Kachale.
Thousands of Burundians turned up to bid farewell to their former president, Pierre Nkurunziza, who was accorded a state funeral. They lined up on the road to the capital, Gatega, to pay their last respects to him as his body was escorted under tight security. Ingoma Stadium was filled with citizens from across the country.
Sudan and Egypt announced that Ethiopia agreed, during a mini-African summit, to postpone filling the Renaissance Dam, which it is building on the Nile River until a tripartite agreement is reached. It was also agreed to form a committee for this purpose. Negotiations over the dam have been described as “tortuous,” and lasted years.
Malawi’s national broadcaster, MBC, has announced that Lazarus Chakwera, the joint opposition candidate, is leading the country’s presidential election held on Tuesday. The vote tallying is still being finalized, and the nation’s electoral body hasn’t announced the official results yet.
Sudan received pledges of nearly $2 billion in aid, including €150 million from Germany, during an international conference hosted by Germany. The conference was aimed at supporting the transition process in a country that is under a debt burden, and suffering from a severe economic crisis.
At least 10 aid workers have been abducted by unidentified armed men in the Tillaberi area, south western part of Niger. The aid workers, who are all locals, were distributing food in a village when they were attacked, the aid group Action and Impact Progress (APIS) said.
The US Embassy in Tanzania has issued a declaration of concern over the government of Tanzania’s steps to crush democracy. The actions, according to the statement issued on Thursday, included arresting opposition party leaders in their internal meetings and revoking an opposition newspaper’s media license.
In Libya, the operation by the forces under the Government of National Accord (GNA) to retake the city of Sirte back from the hands of General Khalifa Haftar continues. Rejecting Haftar’s call for a ceasefire, the Tripoli government, supported by Turkey, say they will not sit at the table without Sirte.
Police in the Mbeya region are holding four suspects, including police officers, on suspicion of killing a driver, Erasto Mwalwego (29), a resident of Nzovwe, in a shootout. Among the suspects is a police officer, John Kaijage (34), an Isyesye resident, according to Mbeya Regional Police Commander, Ulrich Matei.
Ado Shaibu, General Secretary of the Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT), has confirmed the arrest of opposition leader Zitto Kabwe in southern Tanzania. Kabwe was on a three-day tour of southern Tanzania, visiting various constituencies and welcoming councilors who want to join his party.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, it is all systems go in Malawi as the country is scheduled to hold a new presidential election tomorrow. The European Union has released a statement imploring the nation’s electoral body, political parties, candidates, and Malawians in general to create conditions for a credible, inclusive, transparent and peaceful election.
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi confirmed in a speech on Saturday, broadcast on Egyptian television, that Egypt’s direct entry into Libya “has become available to international legitimacy,” and involves goals. Sisi said this while inspecting the Egyptian army units in the western military zone.
Egypt submitted to the United Nations Security Council a request to intervene in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute on Friday. This comes as negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have faltered. The three countries failed to reach agreement among themselves, especially on the water-sharing mechanism.
At least 13 people were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in the outskirts of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Several others, including children, were missing and feared dead. The landslides flattened homes and ruined a rail trail of destruction a suburb in the town. The search operation for the missing persons was ongoing in Anyama.
Former South Sudanese political prisoner Kerbino Agok Wol, leader of the “October 7 Movement,” rebel group, which was formed merely a few days ago, was killed after a lengthy military confrontation with the soldiers of his group. South Sudan’s armed forces confirmed the killing of the rebel chief on Tuesday.
Nearly 80 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to war and conflict, fear of terror and violence, as well as economic collapse and poverty. According to a recent report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday, the number of refugees in the world has reached 79.5 million.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Turkey’s actions in Libya by the hands of militants transferred to the region threaten the European Union. Furthermore, France will not allow anyone to annex the Mediterranean Sea. The Head of the French Foreign Ministry said this in an interview with the French newspaper, La Croix.
At least 24 bodies of Malian soldiers, who went missing after their convoy was ambushed over the weekend, have been found on the northern part of the capital, Bamako, the army said on Monday. “Twenty-four Mali army personnel died, eight survivors have been found,” Col. Diarran Kone told Reuters.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after an internal dispute with the party’s president, Adams Oshiomole. Obaseki told reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his palace in Abuja that he would return to another party to run for a second term.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) today called for an urgent investigation into possible war crimes committed by Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Libya, marking “apparent evidence of torture” and “summary executions.” HRW cited videos showing Haftar’s forces being involved in such acts.
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that Tanzania has 66 coronavirus patients in the country, this being the latest data released on the disease since it stopped reporting its data on April 29. The Prime Minister said that 66 patients were admitted in 10 regions, and that 16 other regions had not reported any patient to date.
Four members of the presidential palace in Kenya have been infected with the coronavirus. According to a spokeswoman for State House, Kanze Dena, the workers were diagnosed with COVID-19 following an investigation on Thursday. The infected officers were admitted to the Kenyatta University referral Hospital.
Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali after gunmen attacked their convoy. The incident was confirmed by the UN peacekeeping force in the country, who said the convoy was attacked by unidentified armed individuals. The logistics convoy was travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao.
Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein is set to complete his ten-year tenure as President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, an island nation with local authority in Tanzania. For that scenario, in the October general election this year, the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party needs to have a new presidential candidate.
At least 20 Nigerian soldiers and more than 40 civilians have been killed by militants in two separate attacks in Borno State, in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. In one of the attacks In Monguno, a home for International non-governmental organizations, the militants overpowered the government forces, killing the 20 soldiers, and taking some of the casualties.
The jihadist group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for two terror attacks that rocked North-Eastern Nigeria’s Borno State yesterday. The two separate attacks took place in the areas of Monguno and Nganzai, and resulted in the death of at least 20 soldiers, as well as 40 civilians.
Another nineteen patients in Angola are free from COVID-19, the largest number of recoveries registered since the first cases were reported last March. The previous record was twelve recovered. The Secretary of State for Public Health said their recovery was the result of a new psycho-social approach to patients.
At least 152 people were confirmed to have coronavirus in Kenya within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,457 by Saturday. The cases were discovered after 3,403 samples were tested between Friday and Saturday, for a total of 112,171 samples tested in Kenya.
Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda, which are members of the East African Community, have united to mourn the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly on Tuesday this week. Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced three days of mourning from Saturday to Monday, with all flags at half mast.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced that the country is coronavirus free, thanks to God’s intervention. Speaking at a church service in Dodoma a few days ago, he lauded the congregation for not wearing face masks. He described it as an indicator of progress in the fight against the scourge.