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20

Calm restored in Kinshasa after foile coup attempt

The streets of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, appeared calm on Sunday after the army announced it had foiled a coup attempt earlier in the day. Dozens of gunmen stormed the president's office, calling for his ouster. The army spokesperson, General Slyvain Ekenge, confirmed the arrest of the coup planners. Africanews correspondent Chris Ocamringa report...

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мая
19

Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu & Jade Osiberu make Hollywood Reporter’s Powerful Women in film list

 Nollywood filmmakers, Mo Abudu, Funke Akindele, and Jade Osiberu have earned a spot on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the 40 Most Powerful Women in International Film. This list recognizes women who are bringing stories to a global stage and nurturing new voices despite a disrupted film market. Here's how The Hollywood Reporter describes th...

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мая
18

Al Ahly and Esperance Tunis prepared for CAF Champions League final

 It's all systems go for the first leg match of the blockbuster Confederation of African Football Champions League final on Saturday. Eleven-time winners, Al Ahly, will face off against four-time champions, Esperance de Tunis, who will be playing in front of a home crowd. The Egyptian side are favourites to win the trophy a record-extending 12...

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мая
17

South Africa braces for milestone election as competition between key players intensifies

 South Africa's election will determine how weary the country has become of the ruling African National Congress party that has been in power since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule 30 years ago. President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC are struggling to keep their parliamentary majority and opinion polls predict that the par...

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16

Mosque attack in Nigeria's north injures at least 24 people, including children

 At least 24 worshippers, including four children, were injured in northern Nigeria's Kano state after a man attacked the mosque where they were praying early Wednesday morning, resulting in an explosion, the police said. The suspect, a 38-year-old resident of the area, confessed that he attacked the mosque in Kano's remote Gadan village "pure...

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мая
15

South Africa braces for what may be a milestone election

 After 30 years of ruling South Africa, the African National Congress faces its toughest election yet. Polls suggest it might lose its majority for the first time. Once admired, the ANC's reputation has suffered due to high unemployment, poverty, and corruption scandals. President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks reelection in the May 29 ballot. If the A...

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мая
14

Nigeria: Unions protest electricity price hike following removal of subsidies

 Labor unions in Nigeria staged nationwide protests on Monday over recent increases in electricity prices following the removal of subsidies by the West African nation's government. The unions made up of government workers were picketing offices of public electricity utilities in major cities as they asked authorities to counteract price hikes...

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мая
13

Egypt joins South Africa in ICC case against Israel over Gaza conflict

 The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Egypt's formal joining of South Africa's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The case accuses Israel of violating its obligations under the Genocide Convention during its conflict with the Gaza Strip. Egypt cited escalating Israeli aggression against Palestinian c...

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мая
12

CAR: Some displaced people receiving assistance to move out of camps

 After decades of instability and conflict in Central African Republic (CAR), one in five Central Africans is either internally displaced or has found refuge abroad. They fled their homes due to ongoing fighting between the country's numerous armed factions, which has seen thousands of people killed. Many have settled in the PK3 camps for inte...

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мая
11

Mbappe confirms he will leave PSG at the end of the season

 Kylian Mbappe has officially confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. The France World Cup winner, who is out of contract in June, announced he will not be renewing his deal with PSG in a video released on social media site X. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid since his pending departure w...

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мая
10

Nigeria's Senate proposes death penalty for drug trafficking

 Nigeria's Senate on Thursday, May 9 proposed tougher penalties for drug trafficking, suggesting death penalty as the new maximum punishment. This replaces life imprisonment, previously the harshest penalty. Nigeria, with over 200 million people, has shifted from a transit point to a major producer, consumer, and distributor of illegal drugs. ...

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мая
09

South Africa launches investigations into building collapse

 In George, South Africa, a devastating building collapse has sparked urgent investigations and a massive rescue operation. Seven lives have been lost, and nearly 40 workers remain missing under the rubble, prompting national mourning and a quest for answers. Leon van Wyk, the Executive Mayor of George, provided updates on the rescue operation...

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мая
08

South Africa: Rescue operations continue to save dozens trapped in building collapse

 Rescue teams searching for dozens of construction workers missing after an apartment complex collapsed in South Africa brought out more survivors Tuesday as they entered a second night of desperate work to find anyone alive in the wreckage. At least seven people have been confirmed dead. "Firstly, doing what we call a line analysis. So, you w...

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мая
07

South Africa: Jo'burg town hall blamed for deadly fire

 The City of Johannesburg and its entities are liable for the deaths of the 76 people in a building fire, a report has found. Retired Judge Sisi Khampepe was put in charge of the inquiry, which began in October. She delivered the first part of her report on Sunday (May. 5) and concluded that the City of Joburg, which owns the building, had sho...

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мая
06

Kenya: Death toll from floods passes 200

 The death toll in Kenya's devastating floods has risen to at least 228. 72 people are currently reported missing and 164 have been wounded. The Government Spokesman Isaac Mwaura said Sunday (May. 5) that more than 223,000 people have been affected by the floods. Authorities continue to enforce the evacuation order that was issued on May 2nd. ...

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мая
05

Cameroon: chocolate-makers squeezed by high cocoa prices

 On his plantation in Muyuka in south-west Cameroon, Chief Orok John is inspecting the young cocoa plants. For several weeks now, he has been trying to find suitable treatments for the pod diseases that are weakening his crops. He is one of a number of local producers who sell their crop in Nigeria rather than on the local market, but says com...

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мая
04

Kenya: President Ruto postpones reopening of schools amid impending cyclone

Kenyan President William Ruto has postponed next week's planned reopening of schools until further notice, as heavy rains and floods that have killed more than 200 people continue. The president in his state of the nation address on Friday said that "meteorological reports paint a dire picture," citing the possibility of Cyclone Hidaya hitting coas...

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мая
03

DR Congo: M23 rebel group claims control of Rubaya, a key mining town

 A rebel group with alleged links to Rwanda this week seized Rubaya, a mining town in eastern Congo known for producing a key mineral used in smartphones, the group said Thursday in a statement. In a statement shared with The Associated Press, a spokesperson for the M23 rebel group said the town was "liberated." The Congolese army declined to ...

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мая
02

Haiti: Fritz Bélizaire appointed Prime Minister

 Haiti's newly installed transitional council chose a little-known former sports minister as the Caribbean country's prime minister Tuesday as part of its monumental task of trying to establish a stable new government amid stifling violence. Fritz Bélizaire was chosen in a surprise move to replace current interim Prime Minister Michel Patrick ...

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мая
01

Nigerians struggle with fuel shortages as queues form across major cities

Nigerians on Tuesday, April 30 queued for hours to buy fuel across major cities as the West African nation struggled with its latest fuel shortage, causing more hardship for millions already struggling in an economic crisis. The fuel shortage has led to an increase in transportation costs in the country where many people rely on public transportati...

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