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Gambian Government seeks credible probe into US police death of citizen

The Gambian government has demanded a “transparent, credible and objective investigation” into the shooting death of one of its citizens – the son of a retired diplomat – by police in the United States. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Momodou Lamin Sisay was shot after a car chase in the town of […]

Maesaiah Thabane Arrested in the Murder of Lipolelo Thabane

Lesotho’s former first lady,  Maesaiah Thabane has been arrested by the police in Lesotho. Her arrest is over the 2017 murder of the then-estranged wife of recently resigned PM Thomas Thabane. Maesaiah Thabane, who was out on bail, is suspected of orchestrating the shooting of Lipolelo Thabane in the capital, Maseru.  Last week, the Lesotho’s […]

Niger Refugee Camp Attack Leaves Civilians Dead

According to the UNHCR, at least three civilians have been killed in an attack on a camp housing thousands of Malian refugees in western Niger. In what was described as a coordinated operation, some 50 fighters launched an attack against the Intikane refugee camp. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Niamey, the attack […]

Senegal Delays School Reopening due to New Coronavirus Cases

The government in Senegal has decided against reopening its high schools after a cluster of coronavirus infections was detected among teachers in the south of the country. After some two-and-a-half months of school closures, 550,000 out of 3.5 million children in the education system had been scheduled to return to their classrooms on Tuesday. This […]

Ebola Virus: DRC Reports New Outbreak

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest. This news comes just weeks before they hoped to declare the end of another Ebola epidemic in the country’s east. The fresh outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in the north comes as the DRC attempts to also […]

Armed Groups attack convoy in Burkina Faso

According to the Burkina Faso government, at least 10 people have been killed in an aid convoy ambushed. This attack brings the death toll from a string of attacks blamed on armed groups to at least 50. According to the statement, the ambush happened on Saturday near the northern town of Barsalogho. It further said […]