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Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions.

Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions.

Zimbabwean doctors at public hospitals went on strike for the second time this year to demand better pay and conditions, a union official said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government struggles with a deteriorating economy. The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009, causing price spikes and shortages [&hellip

104 Bandits Killed, 85 Arrested In Zamfara – Police.

104 Bandits Killed, 85 Arrested In Zamfara – Police.

The Nigeria Police says it has killed no fewer than 100 suspected bandits terrorising communities in Zamfara State. Force Public Relations Officers, Mr Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday said the security operatives also destroyed several hideouts of the suspects. According to him, the suspects were neutralised on Thursday in an [&hellip

Burundi warned after ex-President Buyoya arrest warrant.

Burundi warned after ex-President Buyoya arrest warrant.

The African Union (AU) has warned Burundi against moves to jeopardise peace efforts after an international arrest warrant was issued for ex-leader Pierre Buyoya and 16 other officials. They are accused of being behind the 1993 assassination of the country’s first elected Hutu president. The killing of Melchior Ndadaye triggered a brutal ethnic civil war. [&hellip

Thousands of demonstrators rally in Zimbabwe in support of MDC.

Thousands of demonstrators rally in Zimbabwe in support of MDC.

Harare – Zimbabwe’s main opposition group the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has showed its disdain for President Emmerson Mnangagwa with a rally in the streets of the capital Harare denouncing the government. Several thousand anti-government demonstrators marched through the streets on Thursday, singing and waving placards, closely watched by armed police, who gave the [&hellip

Zimbabwe: opposition leaders launch new attempt to share power.

Zimbabwe: opposition leaders launch new attempt to share power.

Opposition leaders in Zimbabwe say they will launch a new attempt this week to put pressure on the president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his ruling Zanu-PF party to share power. Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in the former British colony, said a rally on Thursday in Harare [&hellip

Ethiopia Pm Meets Opposition Parties, Promises Fair Elections.

Ethiopia Pm Meets Opposition Parties, Promises Fair Elections.

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s prime minister met members of 81 opposition parties on Tuesday to discuss ways of reforming the electoral system, his office said, as he pressed on with promises to open up a political arena dominated by his coalition. Abiy Ahmed has turned national politics on its head since coming to power in [&hellip

Al-Shabab kills 15 in new attack in Somalia.

Al-Shabab kills 15 in new attack in Somalia.

The al-Shabab terrorist group has launched a two-pronged attack on a religious institution in central Somalia, killing a cleric and 14 other people. “The (security) operation is now over. Al-Shabab killed 15 people, including the cleric, his wife, his followers, and his guards,” Captain Nur Mohamed, a police officer, told Reuters from Galkayo by phone. [&hellip

Libyan coast guard rescues 113 Europe-bound migrants.

Libyan coast guard rescues 113 Europe-bound migrants.

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 113 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Monday’s statement by coast guard spokesman Ayoup Gassim says the migrants, including 17 women and four children, were intercepted on Saturday off the coast of the western Libyan city of Sabratha. He says the migrants were [&hellip

At least 35 people are dead and dozens are missing after a boat accident in Uganda.

At least 35 people are dead and dozens are missing after a boat accident in Uganda.

At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in Uganda on Saturday, according to the Ugandan Police Force. Police said the boat was “in poor mechanical shape” and was overloaded with passengers on a lake cruise when it capsized. A marine unit has rescued 26 people, and searches are ongoing to [&hellip

Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria.

Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria.

Boko Haram militants have been kidnapped 50 loggers in north-eastern Nigeria close to the border with Cameroon, the Daily Nation reported on Friday. The abduction took place at Bulakesa village, 25 kilometres from Gamboru in Borno state. Gunmen loyal to factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, carried out the abduction of the loggers, who were in a [&hellip