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DR Congo’s Bemba loses bid for damages from ICC after acquittal

DR Congo’s Bemba loses bid for damages from ICC after acquittal

The former warlord, now 57, had sought more than 68 million euros ($74 million) in compensation and damages, according to his lawyer. But the...

Lesotho’s PM Thabane buckles to pressure, agrees to step down

Lesotho’s PM Thabane buckles to pressure, agrees to step down

His coalition was disbanded in parliament last week and he had been expected to resign by May 22, when a new government is due...

Nigeria extends virus lockdown on hotspot Kano

Nigeria extends virus lockdown on hotspot Kano

The outbreak in Kano has become a major cause of concern after medics and residents last month began reporting a spike in deaths. Regional...

South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for coronavirus

South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for coronavirus

Although the number is relatively low, only 3,908 tests have been conducted. A case has also been confirmed in a similar camp in northern...

At least six killed in east DR Congo attack

At least six killed in east DR Congo attack

Kelele, around 12 kilometres (seven miles) from the town of Eringeti, is in Ituri province bordering the conflict-torn North Kivu province. A civil society...

Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

Ethiopia defends plan to begin filling Nile dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project...

Tanzanian prayers quelled the coronavirus: President

Tanzanian prayers quelled the coronavirus: President

On Sunday, the president proclaimed: "We started with God and we will finish with God. Looking at what is going on in our hospitals,...

Africa backs WHO, needs help with debt relief, supplies: Ramaphosa

Africa backs WHO, needs help with debt relief, supplies: Ramaphosa

He said had been key in guiding the international response to the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance to Africa needs to include debt relief and help...

Twenty civilians killed in northeast DR Congo: officials

Twenty civilians killed in northeast DR Congo: officials

On Sunday, the attack apparently came from a Lendu area whereas the victims were ethnic Hema, a local source said. According to the UNHCR...

Russian newborn has coronavirus: health officials

Russian newborn has coronavirus: health officials

"They are now at home, their state is satisfactory," the spokesman added. It also says that 2,631 people have died, a number that critics...

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