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Ethiopia: Eritrean troops have started to evacuate Tigray

The Ethiopian Government has disclosed that military troops from neighbouring Eritrea have “started to evacuate” the conflict-hit Tigray region that is situated between the two East African states – Africa News reports

This came about after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledging their presence amid mounting reports of massacres and widespread sexual violence.

President Bazoum appoints former chief of staff as Prime Minister

Newly inaugurated Niger President, Mohammed Bazoum has appointed the former Minister and his predecessor’s Chief of Staff, Ohoumoudou Mahamadou, as the nation’s new Prime Minister – News Central Africa reports

The president’s announcement of a Prime Minister has come barely twenty-four hours after his inauguration. The announcement was made on National Television.

Somalia: Suicide bomber kills five in Mogadishu tea shop attack

According to a police report, five civilians, including a child, have been killed as a suicide bomber detonated himself at a tea shop in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu – Aljazeera Africa reports

Police spokesman, Sadiq Dudishe, in a statement, said, “Around 7 pm (16:00 GMT) in the evening, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a tea shop frequented by the youth. Six people, four of them youth, a child, and the suicide bomber died in the blast. Four others were wounded.”

Nigeria: We’ll reopen talks with striking doctors

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Sunday asserted that the Federal Government will soon engage the leadership of the striking National Association of Resident Doctors in a bid to put an end to the ongoing strike – The Punch reports

According to the minister, the purpose of the talk is to give striking doctors a chance to explain to the government team the aspects of the memorandum of action they signed on Thursday which they did not agree with.

The minister said, “We have not reached there (no-work-no-pay option). I said so earlier. We are going to have a formal meeting with them so that they will let us know the areas of the memorandum of action they signed that they do not agree with.” The meeting is said to hold next week.

Mozambique: Mozambican Armed Forces Secure Palma Airstrip

The Mozambican armed forces (FADM), Saturday, 3rd April, took full control of the aerodrome in the small town of Palma – All Africa reports

Palma came under attack in March when Islamist terrorists linked to the self-styled “Islamic State”. The Mozambican defence and security forces, however, put up stiff resistance and say they are driving the terrorists out of the town, house by house.



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