NIAMEY, NIGER – Gunmen killed a significant number of civilians Saturday in Niger, authorities said, in the latest attack to rock the landlocked Sahel nation’s troubled western Tillaberi region. “The attack took place around noon (1100 GMT) and there were deaths,” a senior regional official told AFP, without giving an exact toll or further details of the attack. A local official said “many civilians were killed” in the attack on Tchomo-Bangou, a village near the…"‘Many Civilians’ Killed in Niger Gun Attack"
Mali’s former prime minister Modibo Keita has died at the age of 78, interim premier Moctar Ouane said Saturday, the latest in a string of deaths of high-profile political figures in the West African country. Ouane did not specify the cause or time of death for Keita, who served as prime minister from 2015 to 2017. On Twitter, Ouane paid tribute to “the memory of a great servant of the state and of a man…"Mali ex-PM Modibo Keita Dies Aged 78"
Addis Ababa The trilateral negotiation between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on rules and guidelines for filling and annual operation of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will commence today. The meeting is called by South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and the current chair of AU Bureau, and includes 6 ministers responsible for Foreign and Water Affairs of the three countries. According to Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, observers and AU assigned…"Trilateral Negotiation on GERD to Resume"
Addis Ababa Benshangul Gumuz Regional State says 17 armed Militants were detained for allegedly massacred innocents in Metekel Zone. According to the Benshangul Gumuz Anti-bullying Special Protection Strike Dispersion Department, the 17 militants were arrested in connection with the attack on innocent civilians in Metekel Zlone. It is to be recalled that the militants in the region have killed innocents in an appalling way, displaced citizens and they have been looting properties since the introduction…"17 Militants Arrested in Metekel Zone, 290 Arrows Seized"
Addis Ababa Minister of Peace Muferiat Kemil says 35,000 youth will take training on solidifying national unity starting from tomorrow. This was disclosed during training that the Ministry of Peace is providing to leaders of different standing committees of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) in the town of Bishoftu. She added that the trainees, who are graduated from universities, will enter to 22 universities where they will take the training. Muferiat stated that after…"Some 35,000 Youth to Take Notational Unity Training: Ministry of Peace"