Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

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‘Along the Main Road You See the Graves’: U.N. Says Hundreds Killed in Congo

Fifteen communal burial sites and 43 single graves have been found in a northwest area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where three days of ethnic strife last month may have left nearly 900 people dead, United Nations officials said Tuesday. The officials said the violence, between the Bununu and Batende groups in and around […]

Africa Top10 News

1Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority makes Airports Drone-friendly In the wake of the recent chaos at Gatwick Airport, where a drone grounded hundreds of flights for three days just before Christmas, getting air traffic control involved in drone flights makes a lot of sense. East Africa is leading the way in terms of forward-thinking and world-leading […]

Sudan orders mass release of protesters

Authorities in Sudan have ordered the release of all detainees held during weeks of anti-government protests. The release was ordered by Sudan’s intelligence and security chief, Salah Ghosh, the information ministry said in a statement. No reason was given. More than 1,000 people are reported to have been detained in the protests, which began in […]

West ‘acted in haste’ in criticising Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said the criticism he has received from the EU, UK and the US over the suspension of the chief justice is based on rash and uninformed opinion. Linking the removal of Judge Walter Onnoghen to the election was “illogical”, his spokesman said. Justice Onnoghen is facing charges over allegedly failing […]

AFC Invests €174 Million In 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty Hydroelectric Power And Transmission Project In Côte D’ivoire

Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or the “Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is pleased to announce financial close of a bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (“IHE”) for the construction of the 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project (“SAHP” or the “Singrobo-Ahouaty Hydropower Project”) and associated infrastructure. AFC’s commitment towards IHE […]

'Systematic torture and rape' in Zimbabwe

A violent crackdown continued yesterday in Zimbabwe as rights groups alleged that women had been raped during house-to-house searches, while the government criticised a report by its own rights commission that said security forces had used “systematic torture”. Zimbabweans say abuses have not calmed since President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday denounced the violence as “unacceptable”. […]

Biggest protests ‘in memory’ hit Sudan

Security forces have clashed with demonstrators in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as anti-government protests take place across the country. Riot police have used tear gas to try to break up the large rallies. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) says there have been demonstrations in at least 50 places around the country. Journalist Zeinab Mohammed Salih told […]

Africa Top10 News

1WEF Comes to Africa Ethiopia has been confirmed as the first country in Africa to host the World Economic Forum’s Annual International meeting, in 2020, it is usually hosted at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The founder of the forum, Prof Klaus Schwab and Prime Minister, Mr. Abiy Ahmed discussed the importance of a collaborative approach among government, […]

DR Congo profile

The recent history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been one of civil war and corruption. DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources and, until recently, has been at the centre of what some observers call “Africa’s world war”, with widespread civilian suffering the result. The war claimed an […]