[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border.
[Deutsche Welle] In Ethiopia, an Amhara region party spokesman has said scores of its supporters have been arrested. The sweep in Addis Ababa follows a bid by a militia to seize power in the nation’s second-largest region.
[New Times] Africa’s output grew by 3.4 per cent between 2017 and 2018 despite a slowdown in global growth during that period, a new report by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has shown.
THE MONITOR recording the descent of a drill beneath the green hills of Khor Mor, in Iraqi Kurdistan, flashes 3,044—or just over 3km. In a caravan next to a roaring derrick a Canadian oilman and his team from Crescent Petroleum, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, watch for the first signs of gas
[ISS] At least two dead, several wounded – this is the official human toll of the violence that occurred after Benin’s contested legislative elections of 28 April when police fired live ammunition at protesters. The material damage incurred during rioting and arson is yet to be tallied.
[African Arguments] Sudan’s former president was central to South Sudan’s latest peace process.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) has called for the charges against two journalists, arrested in connection with the islamist insurgency in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, to be dropped.
[Daily News] IT’s around 8:00pm but Aisha Mohamed is still busy with her business close to Lindi Bus Stand’s exit door. The main customers of her well-roasted maize are passengers coming from Dar es Salaam, Mtwara, Ruvuma as well as passers-by.
[Deutsche Welle] The world’s fastest growing economy is located in Africa: Ghana’s economic strength is expected to soar in 2019. Many other African countries lag far behind, says the IMF report
[RFI] Sudan’s highest echelons of the military security establishment are looking for a civilian face to run the country in order to curb the protesters’ anger, otherwise the protest movement will stay on the streets, according to political analysts.