Ethiopia says 669 killed in months of violent protests

Months of violence that sparked Ethiopia’s current state of emergency left at least 669 people dead, the government-affi liated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday. Th e protests that began in November 2015 and spread throughout the country demanding wider political freedoms posed a challenge to one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies More...

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By Blueprint Newsroom On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Fire at Muslim retreat in Senegal claims 20

Senegal says at least 20 people have been killed in a fi re while attending a Muslim spiritual retreat in the eastern part of the country. Government spokesperson Seydou Gueye said on Th ursday that several others More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Suspected Boko Haram recruiter nabbed in Senegal

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Police said they arrested the Nigerian on April 1 in a Dakar suburb. Police said the More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Egypt parliament approves state of emergency

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a threemonth state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after deadly church bombings, staterun Nile News television reported. Th e measure More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Gambia gets female parliament speaker

Th e Gambia’s fi rst female barrister was sworn in on Tuesday as National Assembly speaker, days after the African country’s United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposition to win an absolute More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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UN chief warns of Burundi’s leader seeking 4th term

A new report by the UN secretary general warns that if Burundi’s president tries to seek a fourth term it could “plunge the country into an even deeper crisis”. Th e UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report to More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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32 countries, others to attend AAMA conference in Nigeria

Nigeria on April 19-21, 2017 will host the 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA Conference) in Abuja, at the TransCorp Hilton Hotel. The meeting, which will be hosted More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Nigeria to evacuate 230 nationals from Libya, EU

Th e federal government has concluded arrangements to bring back home a fresh set of 180 Nigerians migrants trapped in Libya and 50 deportees from the European Union (EU) this week. While the Libya returnees will More...

By admin On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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The World’s Oldest Leader

At 92, Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for longer than most Zimbabweans have been alive, taking office in 1980 after a brutal war and negotiated peace deal. In his early years in power, Mugabe was hailed as More...

By admin On Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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Nigeria,Ghana to collaborate to end Herdsmen/Farmers’ conflicts,others

Nigeria and Ghana have pledged to strengthen their age-long mutual relationship especially in the area of security to address the emerging security threats in both countries. The Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, More...