Ethiopian PM says agreed with Sudan’s al-Burhan to settle dispute | Conflict News

Ethiopian PM says agreed with Sudan's al-Burhan to settle dispute |  Conflict News

Talks between the Ethiopian and Sudanese leaders come amid recent fighting in a volatile border region. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he has reached an agreement with the leader of neighboring Sudan to peacefully settle a border dispute that has led to armed clashes. The talks between the two leaders follow fighting in a … Read more

Ethiopia’s Abiy reports new civilian killings in Oromia | Abiy Ahmed News

Ethiopia's Abiy reports new civilian killings in Oromia |  Abiy Ahmed News

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has accused a rebel group of carrying out a “new massacre” of civilians in the western Oromia state. In a statement on Twitter on Monday, Abiy said the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) was “inflicting damage” on civilians as its fighters fled an offensive by security forces in Oromia. “Citizens living … Read more

Sudan’s General al-Burhan says army stepping back from government | News

Sudan's General al-Burhan says army stepping back from government |  News

Sudan’s coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has said the army will make way for a civilian government, will withdraw from ongoing political talks and allow political and revolutionary groups to form a transitional government. The general’s statements on Monday follow after a deadly week for Sudan’s pro-democracy movement as large-scale protests demanding an end … Read more

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali | Politics News

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali |  Politics News

Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered to assess efforts to secure timetables for restoring civilian rule in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to … Read more

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali | Politics News

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali |  Politics News

Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered to assess efforts to secure timetables for restoring civilian rule in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to … Read more

South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are struggling in the dark to cope with increased power cuts that have hit households and businesses across the country. The rolling power cuts have been experienced for years but this week the country’s state-owned power utility Eskom extended them so that some residents and businesses have gone without power … Read more

South Africa’s persistent power cuts: What you need to know | News

South Africa's persistent power cuts: What you need to know |  News

Eskom has struggled to meet electricity demand in Africa’s most industrialized economy for at least a decade. South Africa is facing its worst power cuts in two years as state utility Eskom implements “stage six” outages this week, meaning at least six hours without power a day for most South Africans. Africa’s leading industrialized country … Read more

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes | News

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes |  News

A British colonial expedition looted vast quantities of treasures in 1897 from the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin. Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of hundreds of artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted and removed from Africa more than 120 years ago … Read more

A leader for all Israelis? Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

A leader for all Israelis?  Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Yair Lapid is used to being in the spotlight. The son of a prominent family, Lapid has dabbled in acting, screenwriting, music and even … Read more

Orcas ripping great white sharks open off South Africa, says new study

Orcas ripping great white sharks open off South Africa, says new study

Great whites used to dominate areas of the Gansbaai coast, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Cape Town, but have been avoiding them in recent years, according to a paper published in the African Journal of Marine Science on Wednesday. The Gansbaai coast was once a popular spot for great white shark spotting, but … Read more