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Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

Boeing is giving $100m (£80m) to help families affected by the two crashes of the company's 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Corruption: Jacob Zuma alleges character assassination

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma on Monday told a corruption inquiry that he has been belittled.

Activists move to declare new federal state in Southern Ethiopia

Speculation is rife in Ethiopia that the Sidama area in the southern region will be granted a referendum to determine whether it should become its own federal state.

Zambia dollar bonds soar after president sacks finance minister

Zambia’s dollar-denominated government bonds jumped on Monday after the country’s president sacked Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe and appointed central bank deputy governor Bwalya Ng’andu to replace her.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Jacob Zuma to make first appearance at South Africa corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Burundi names head of ruling party militia to lead state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the head of the ruling party youth league to head its state-run broadcaster, a move an opposition party has described as a danger to press freedom.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

30 bus passengers kidnapped in northwest Cameroon

About 30 bus passengers were abducted by Cameroon’s armed separatists on Friday along Fundong-Bamenda highway in the Northwest.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Former South African, President Jacob Zuma, appeared before a commission of inquiry on Monday, to respond to damning testimony accusing him of widespread corruption in the country’s leadership.

Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed".
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

26 killed in deadly Kismayo hotel siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

Somali forces end hotel siege that left at least 26 dead

At least four al-Shabab extremists attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Friday evening.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018. (courtesy of CGTN)

Presidents Kagame, Museveni commit to talks

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Friday pledged at a summit in Angola to seek to resolve tensions that have erupted between their two countries in recent months.
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Media freedom groups seek answers over missing Tanzanian reporter

Press freedom groups have demanded answers from the Tanzanian government following contradicting statements by the country's foreign minister about the fate of a journalist who vanished two years ago.
The announcement was made after a third round of talks with the AU Special Envoy, Mohammed el-Hassan Labat and Sudan’s military delegation.

AU claims breakthrough in Sudan talks

The African Union Special Envoy announced Friday that Sudan’s Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change has reached an agreement on the political aspect of the transition with the military council.
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South Africa deploys troops in gang-hit Cape Town

Authorities in South Africa have deployed the army to townships in the port city of Cape Town to deal with an upsurge of gang violence.
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Lawmaker: I’m going into music as an alternative means of survival

A Ghanaian lawmaker, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has said that he would be going into the music industry in order to make ends meet. Apaak, who represents, Builsa South in the Upper East Region on...

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Senate seeks Nigeria’s status on extended continental shelf

The Senate yesterday invited the United Nations Resident Team in Nigeria and the Nigeria Boundary Commission to brief it on the status of Nigeria’s claim of extended continental shelf.
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Governor Ihedioha orders forensic audit of local council accounts

Imo State government has ordered “a comprehensive forensic audit of the local governments’ accounts.”
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We can’t be friends with armed herders – CAN tells Miyetti Allah

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, to call its members accused of brutal killings and other crimes to order, saying their actions were creating enmity for the Fulani ethnic group.