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Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

UN chief cautions Hamas, Israel on Gaza violence

“It is imperative that all sides urgently step back from the brink of another devastating conflict.”

Map of Eritrea used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Operation World)

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years

The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current Education Minister.

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara. [Photo credit: ThisIsAfrica.me]

Cote d’Ivoire government faces collapse in coalition row

The two parties had fallen out over the PDCI’s insistence that it be able to choose the candidate for a joint ticket in the 2020 presidential vote.

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Zimbabwean court jails ex-minister for corruption

This is the first conviction of a Mugabe-era official since he stepped down in November after 37 years in power.

Moroccan carrier cancels 10 flights due to “tension’’ with Pilots

Tensions between RAM and its pilots have intensified since Monday over labour issues

Photo of Nigerians in South Africa pretesting against xenophobia [photo: Mail & Guardian]

South African police officers to appear in court for allegedly killing Nigerian

More Nigerians are still being killed in South Africa.

Germany’s churches lost 600,000 members in 2017

The churches are still receiving a stable number of newcomers.

Ethiopia offers amnesty to freed political prisoners

The move is in line with a breathtaking series of political and economic reforms in Ethiopia.

Alexandre Benalla , Macron security official filmed hitting protester [Photo: NNU Income]

Macron fires bodyguard filmed beating protester

Opponents say the decision is coming late.

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila

Congo’s Kabila says election on track but stays mum on own future

Kabila is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in the election but has refused publicly to rule out a run.

Park Geun-hye

South Korean court sentences ex-president Park to another 8 years in prison

Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail.

Donald Trump

Trump must apologise to Americans for behaviour at summit with Putin – Pelosi

Trump claims he misspoke at Monday’s summit with Russian president in Austria

Israel on map

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

It stipulates that “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it.”

Map of Eritrea used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Infoplease]

Ethiopia appoints Ambassador to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bloody two-year border war from 1998 to 2000 that killed estimated 70,000 people from both sides.

Putin accuses forces in U.S. of trying to derail success of Trump summit

The Russian leader said those forces appeared ready to sacrifice U.S. jobs.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkish court keeps U.S. Pastor in jail

This is a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.

Buhari

Buhari returns from Netherlands

Mr Buhari addressed the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Migrant boat used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: CBC]

Boat carrying 160 migrants sinks off Northern Cyprus coast, 16 dead: CNN Turk

The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down.

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Zimbabwean govt hikes salaries of workers ahead of crucial vote

The salary hikes come amid limited fiscal space that has seen government spending more than 90 per cent of its revenue on wages.

File photo of flood and landslide in Nepal [Photo: Hindustan Times]

Death toll rises to 90 as landslides, floods engulf Nepal

Over 55 people have been injured and 18 have gone missing in the monsoon-induced disasters in last one month.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk. [Photo credit: Mediaite]

Musk apologises to Thailand cave diver for calling him ‘pedo guy’

Investors in Musk’s companies, including Tesla, the electric carmaker, had called on the CEO to apologise.

Ethiopian Airlines

Celebration as first Ethiopia-Eritrea commercial flight takes off after 20 years

More than 400 passengers flew from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Zimbabwe on map

Mahama leads Commonwealth election observers for Zimbabwe elections

There are 23 presidential candidates in Zimbabwe’s coming election.

Russia on map

Russia to launch new super heavy rocket in 2027

The rocket is expected to carry payloads of up to 90 tonnes to low earth orbit and up to 20 tonnes to lunar orbit.

Planets (Photo Credit: Science News)

U.S. researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter

Eleven of the newly discovered moons are considered normal, with diameters between 1 and 3 kilometres.