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CAMEROON: Paul Biya wants talks to end separatist crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has announced plans for major talks to end the conflict in the English-speaking regions of the country, where separatist fighters are demanding independence. The two Angolophone regions argue they have been marginalised for decades by the central government and the French-speaking majority. Mr Biya […]

Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats to staff

Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist this year, did […]

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by ‘monster’ storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding. The slow-moving, category five Dorian – the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record – has sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h). A “life-threatening” storm surge of 23ft (7m) is predicted in […]

FBI alleged arrest of young Nigerian billionaire sparks online reactions

Young promising Nigerian billionaire Obinwanne Okeke has allegedly been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for conspiracy to commit fraud amount to 12 million US dollars according to local media reports. The Forbes under 30 millionaire and founder of Invictus Group is being charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy […]

LIBYA CONFLICT: Fighters agree a truce during Eid al-Adha

The UN has welcomed a truce agreed by Libya’s main warring parties during the three-day Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. It follows a car bomb attack on Saturday in Benghazi which killed three UN staff. The truce involves the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the rogue general, Khalifa Haftar. His forces have been attacking the […]

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi – UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the U.N.’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivaling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded […]

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism. Mr Obama did not name anyone but his rare comments came after President Donald Trump sought to deflect criticism that his anti-immigrant rhetoric had fuelled violence. In a speech on Monday, Mr Trump condemned […]
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