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New evidence of Belgian complicity in 1961 killing of Burundian PM

A popular prime minister of Burundi, Prince Louis Rwagasore, was shot dead just over 60 years ago with the complicity of Belgium, the departing colonial power, a researcher has claimed. The Belgian state has an “overwhelming responsibility” for the assassination of Rwagasore, according to Ludo De Witte, a Flemish sociologist who has spent five years investigating […]
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South-African president announces that “someone is being held”

africanews– South-African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that “someone is being held” in connection with the fire that started in the early hours and consumed parts of the parliament complex in Cape Town. The incident took place hours after the funeral of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who passed away last Sunday. “This is devastating news,
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Sudan coup: Military cuts internet services ahead of planned protests

bbc– Sudan’s military government has restricted internet services in the capital Khartoum amid calls for mass anti-coup demonstrations, reports say. Several bridges have also been closed and protesters have been warned against creating any disturbances. Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched through Khartoum demanding civilian rule be
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Nigeria celebrates as return of looted Benin’s treasures nears

africanews– Nigeria’s traditional ruler in southern Benin city hosted a day of celebrations on Monday in anticipation of the long-awaited return of two bronze treasures looted during colonial times. Dancers and musicians performed in King Uku Akpolokpolor Ewuare II’s palace, which was decorated with banners of the artifacts: a bronze cockerel and a
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Police disperse opposition rally in The Gambia

africanews– The authorities in The Gambia have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting the results of the presidential elections. The incidents ocurred outside the residence of opposition leadder Ousainou Darboe. Before violence erupted, Darboe appealed to supporters to avoid violence and follow legal procedures to investigate potential irregularities. The
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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed calls on the TPLF rebels to surrender

africanews– Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday urged Tigrayan rebels to surrender, claiming government forces were nearing victory just one week after he vowed to lead military operations at the front. “The youth of Tigray is perishing like leaves. Knowing it is defeated, it is being led by one who does not have a clear […]
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Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed officially joins the battlefront

africanews– Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary for the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital. State media showed no images of Abiy Ahmed, a 45-year-old former soldier, and his spokeswoman Billene Seyoum dismissed a