Ethiopia MPs back extending Abiy’s term amid election delay

Ethiopia upper parliamentary chamber known as the House of Federation (HoF), has approved an extension to the mandate of the current parliament as well as regional parliaments and councils. “The House of Federation has approved a decision to extend the term of all assemblies by pushing elections forward. This is until international health institutions have […]

Suspected ISWAP Fighters Kill Dozens in Borno State

According to members of local militia, at least 59 people have been killed in an attack on a herding village in Nigeria’s Borno state. Fighters drove into remote Felo village in Gubio district on Tuesday afternoon, shooting fleeing residents. The fighters razed the village and ran over villagers with their vehicles and razing the village. […]

Pierre Nkurunziza President of Burundi’s has died of a Heart Attack

Burundi’s government has announced its outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza, 55, has died of a heart attack. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to the citizens of Burundi and the international community” the passing of the president. According to the statement, Nkurunziza had attended a volleyball match on Saturday […]

Abdelmalek Droukdel al-Qaeda’s North Africa Chief killed

France has on Friday said that its military has killed al-Qaeda North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel during an operation in Mali. Abdelmalek Droukdel is a key fighter who its forces had been hunting for more than seven years. The statement written by French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on Twitter reads: “On June 3, French […]

Chad Former Dictator Hissene Habre returns to prison

Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre will return to prison in Senegal on Sunday. This is after a two-month release aimed at protecting him from the coronavirus. On April 6, a judge granted Habre who is now in his late 70s a 60-day release from prison. This is after his lawyer argued that his age left […]

Mali: More than 20 Dead in an Attack on Binedama Village

According to officials in Mali, at least 26 people have been killed and a village burned in the volatile Mopti region in central Mali on Friday. Aly Barry, an official from Tabital Pulaaku, a Fulani association said the attack targeted the Fulani village Binedama. Two other local officials confirmed the attack and death toll adding that the […]