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Christian Orthodox faithful pray at the Holy Trinity Church in Addis Ababa, on October 27, 2019, during the memorial service for the victims of the violence which is erupted earlier in the month in the Oromia region and at the outskirts of the capital. – Ethiopia’s influential Orthodox church criticised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s response to ethnic and religious clashes that left nearly 70 dead, saying he was failing to protect its members. Violence erupted in the capital Addis Ababa and the outlying Oromia region on October 23, 2019, after a prominent activist accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him — a claim police officials denied. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE / AFP)

Orthodox Ethiopians criticise prime minister over deadly clashes

Ethiopia’s influential Orthodox church on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s response to ethnic and religious clashes that left nearly 70 dead, saying he was failing to protect its members.

Mali declares national mourning after jihadists jill 25 soldiers

Malian troops backed by foreign allies on Wednesday launched a hunt for scores of soldiers listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.

‘Many dead’ in Chad gold mine collapse

Many people were feared dead, possibly 30, after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Chad, officials said Thursday.
German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner

Germany to spend up to €800 million on woodland

The German Federal and States Governments on Wednesday made 800 million euros ($880 million) available for the conservation of woodland and reforestation, Agriculture Minister, Julia Kloeckner, said.
Said Bouteflika, widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013, went on trial on Monday alongside two former intelligence chiefs and a political party head.

Ex-president’s brother jailed 15 years in Algeria

An Algerian military court on Wednesday sentenced the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and three co-defendants to 15 years in prison.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on September 18, 2019. Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the “political context” in Israel, sources in his office told AFP. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier’s long rule.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election gamble backfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader’s decade-long grip on power slipping.

Farmers-herders’ crisis: Ex-Senate president berates General Danjuma, others

Third Republic Senate President, Chief Ameh Ebute, has berated the former Defence Minister, Lieutenant General TY Danjuma (Rtd) some serving governors and elder statesmen of leveraging on the farmers/herders’ clashes to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Supporters of the independent presidential candidate, Kais Saied in Tunisia began celebrations after a polling firm projected him as the winner.

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed on Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari arrives Ouagadougou for ECOWAS counter-terrorism summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land, killing all 95 people aboard, families said.
Former finance minister of India and senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley has died. He was aged 66.

India’s ex-finance minister passes on

He died on Saturday, more than a week after he was was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi over complaints of palpitations and restlessness, Indian Express reported. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre.
On Thursday Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta, a M5S party member, who must sign off on Salvini’s decree, announced that she has decided not to do so.

Italy’s defence minister blocks decree against migrant ship

Italy’s defence minister on Thursday blocked a new decree by far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini to ban the rescue ship Open Arms with 147 migrants on board from Italian territorial waters, in a move seen as part of the political crisis in Rome.

Governor Ishaku, General Danjuma accused of apathy to killing of Tivs in Taraba

The Tiv Youth Organization, TYO, has accused Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku and a former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Danjuma (ret.), of showing apathy to alleged killings of Tiv indigenes in the state.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Tunisia’s premier submits bid to run for president

Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, on Friday submitted an application to run for president, making him one of the likely frontrunners in the country’s polls in September.

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills.
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas

Nigerian Navy arrests 130 vessels in two years

Over 130 vessels have been arrested for various maritime infractions by the Nigerian Navy (NN) since 2017, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said on Thursday.

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