Gunfire, explosions rock Somali capital
16 February 2022 | 2:51 pm
Al Shabaab militants attacked several police stations and security checkpoints in Somalia's capital Mogadishu early on Wednesday, officials and the militants said, a show of force as the nation prepares for a much-delayed presidential election.
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Same-sex relationships are legal in only 22 out of 54 African nations. In some countries, laws are being strengthened against people who identify as LGBTQ, which many African leaders consider "contrary to culture norms."
A gospel preacher in Kenya lured his congregates to a forest and allegedly told them to fast to death in order to "meet Jesus." Dozens died. Across Africa, such men-of-God make murky claims of possessing powers to enrich their followers or heal HIV, AIDS, Ebola, coronavirus, etc. in return for favors. Such claims are having catastrophic consequences. So, is it time to stop prosperity preaching?
During his trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, the German chancellor will focus on reaffirming strategic alliances and calling for a peaceful solution in Sudan.
Olaf Scholz's second trip to Africa as chancellor will focus on East Africa, a region that has witnessed recent violence in Sudan.
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria struggled and couldn't breach Morocco's defense on Wednesday evening and paid for the lapse in concentration early on in the game. With South Africa going up against them on Saturday, we consider points for improvement of Nduka Ugbade's team. Ayomide Sotubo speaks on this episode of the Nutmeg AFCON special on Guardian TV.
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South Africa rejects accusations by the United States that it's providing weapons to Russia. Also, the search for missing people continues in eastern DR Congo after last week's devastating floods. And Tunisia's Jewish community is still in shock, two days after an attack at the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, in which five people were killed.
The US envoy to South Africa accused Pretoria of sending arms to Russia to support its war in Ukraine, saying he's betting "his life" on the accuracy of the allegations. President Ramaphosa's office called for evidence.
There's a new development in the South Africa-Russia arms accusations, we take a look at the situation in Sudan one month after the conflict started and we bring you the latest on the flooding in Somalia which has killed at least 22 people.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday that the country's non-aligned position did not favor Russia over other states and reiterated its call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine.
In a push evocative of the Soviet Union's efforts to bring Africa into its sphere of influence, the Kremlin has stepped up its presence across the African continent in recent years. From military campaigns to involvement in domestic politics, few African nations have been spared Moscow's interest.
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