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U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute. WASHINGTON- The United States has decided to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia amid a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, a congressional source told Reuters on Wednesday. TUNIS- The United Nations acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday that foreign supporters of both…

Elderly Guinea president confirms 3rd term bid, vows to represent young people

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s octogenarian President Alpha Conde said on Wednesday he would be the candidate of young people and women in October’s election, confirming his party’s announcement that he would seek a third term.

U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has decided to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia amid a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, a congressional source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Ousted Mali president in hospital for checks, says source close to family

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Mali’s ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was hospitalised in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening for an overdue check-up with his doctor, a source said, six days after he was released from detention by the country’s new military leadership.

U.N. warns of Libya arms build-up and virus surge

TUNIS (Reuters) – The United Nations acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday that foreign supporters of both sides in the civil war were helping them stockpile weapons in breach of an arms embargo and as coronavirus “spirals out of control” in the country.

Tunisia’s parliament approves a technocratic government

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s parliament approved a technocratic government in a confidence vote on Wednesday, hoping to end months of political instability and focus on tackling worsening economic and social problems.

Zimbabwe protest organiser freed on bail, banned from posting on Twitter

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s High Court granted bail on Wednesday to an opposition politician detained after calling for anti-government protests in July over corruption and the worst economic crisis in more than a decade.

Zimbabwe to reopen schools from Sept. 14 for students taking final exams

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe will reopen primary and secondary schools this month for students preparing to sit their final exams, six months after they were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government said on Tuesday.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s COVID-induced slump may last 3 years -Ghana FinMin

The economic slump in sub-Saharan Africa caused by the coronavirus outbreak could last well over three years, Ghana’s finance minister said on Tuesday.

Sudan’s Bashir appears at trial over 1989 coup

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir appeared in court on Tuesday at the start of a trial over the military coup in which he took power in 1989.

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero’s family accuses government of kidnapping him

The family of Paul Rusesabagina – hailed a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide – have accused authorities in Kigali of kidnapping him, speaking out a day after he was paraded before media in handcuffs.

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