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Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea Wed, 18 Jul, 2018

Ethiopia and Eritrea on Wednesday resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, with emotions spilling over into the aisles and onto the tarmac as families were reunited.
Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

The leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia and Eritrea met on Sunday, hugging and smiling for cameras in Eritrea's capital as officials on both sides heralded an end to a near 20-year military standoff.
Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead

Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead Fri, 29 Jun, 2018

 Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead on Friday, a spokesman for the force said.
Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks

Eritrea's top diplomat in Ethiopia for historic talks Tue, 26 Jun, 2018

Ethiopia rolled out the red carpet for Eritrea's top diplomat on Tuesday as the two nations took the next step in a historic initiative aimed at ending decades of conflict and hostility.

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash Mon, 25 Jun, 2018

 Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria's Boko Haram extremist insurgency.
'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally Sat, 23 Jun, 2018

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of thousands of people, state media reported.
Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan

Ivory Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidjan Thu, 21 Jun, 2018

Ivory Coast's government on Thursday called for the evacuation of all people living in flood-prone zones in Abidjan, the country's economic hub, after 18 were killed by flash floods triggered by torrential rain.
South African power outages enter second day as workers protest

South African power outages enter second day as workers protest Sat, 16 Jun, 2018

South Africa suffered power outages for a second day on Friday as workers protested over wages at national electricity provider Eskom, in a test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's resolve to cut costs at struggling state companies.
Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo Sat, 02 Jun, 2018

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country.
DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases

DRCongo reports 3 new Ebola cases Sun, 20 May, 2018

Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen Saturday.
UN says 160,000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016

UN says 160,000 anglophone Cameroonians fled violence since 2016 Tue, 15 May, 2018

Some 160,000 people have fled their homes in Cameroon's English-speaking regions because of violence between anglophone separatists and government forces, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47

Kenyan rose-farm dam bursts, 'sea of water' kills 47 Thu, 10 May, 2018

A dam on a commercial flower farm in Kenya's Rift Valley burst after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a "sea of water" that careered down a hillside and smashed into two villages, killing at least 47 people.
Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo

Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DR Congo Wed, 09 May, 2018

 The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people.
Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths

Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

Madagascar's president on Monday demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend.
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