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Ethiopia breaks silence over reports of Russia’s recruitment in Addis

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The Ethiopian Government on Wednesday said it welcomes the statement issued by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Addis Ababa refuting the "unfounded" reports of the recruitment of Ethiopians to join the Russian Armed Forces. According to Ethiopia report,...

Janjaweed militia leader denies Darfur atrocities

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An alleged Janjaweed militia leader on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the first ever trial at the International Criminal Court dealing with Sudan's Darfur conflict of nearly two...

Sudan’s Darfur clashes kill 45, says officials

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eavy clashes between rival groups in Sudan's Darfur have left some 45 people killed, officials said on Thursday, as tribal leaders reported that fighting persisted in the latest ethnic violence. Fresh fighting broke out on Tuesday between the ethnic Africa...

Rising hunger looms in Sudan, with little aid in sight

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Millions more Sudanese are set to go hungry this year as economic turmoil and erratic rains drive up prices and reduce harvests, with a halt to foreign assistance and the war in Ukraine putting food supplies at further risk. The...

Tunisia president dissolves parliament, extending power grab

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By Theodore Jones - Tunisia's President Kais Saied on Wednesday dissolved the country's parliament and said MPs would be prosecuted, extending an eight-month power grab and intensifying the country's political crisis. He made the announcement at a meeting of the National...

US imposes sanctions on Sudan police for rights abuses

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The United States has imposed sanctions on Sudan's Central Reserve Police (CRP) force for human rights abuses.  The Treasury Department on Monday accused the CRP of being "at the forefront" of the crackdown on protests against military rule in the...

Tunisians snub poll on reforms as economic crisis bites

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By Theodore Jones - Tunisian President Kais Saied, who seized power last year in what critics labelled a coup, has now asked voters for their political views -- but days before the online poll closes, fewer than six percent had...

Egyptians count rising bread costs as Ukraine war disrupts wheat exports

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Food prices in Egypt were already climbing before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Now bread, a politically symbolic staple on which many Egyptians are heavily dependent, is also getting costlier as Black Sea wheat exports are disrupted and global prices...

US to sell F-15s to Egypt, says General Frank McKenzie

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The United States will sell Egypt advanced F-15 fighter jets, despite concerns in Washington over Cairo's human rights record, a senior US General has told Congress. "In the case of Egypt, I think we have good news, in that we...

Female judges sit on benches of Egypt’s State Council for first time

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Nearly 100 female judges assumed office at Egypt's State Council for the first time in the country's history, the Egyptian judiciary body announced Sunday. The 98 judges, who were sworn in on Saturday, were appointed last year under a presidential...

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NCC 97% ready with plans for 5G deployment in Nigeria

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By Mbafan Ade (BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT) - Plans by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continue to gather...

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