Egypt’s Sisi calls for first price hike on subsidised bread in decades

Previous attempts to change the price of the country’s heavily subsidised staple led to deadly riots in 1977

Nigerian separatists sue Blinken and defence minister over aircraft sale

Indigenous People of Biafra, which the government regards as a terrorist group, wants court to block the transfer of six  Super Tucano aircraft

Private sector praises Tanzania’s Samia Hassan but opposition parties are less pleased

The arrests of opposition party members cast a shadow over what was turning into a post-Magufuli good-news story for Tanzania

Third wave leaves Senegalese hospitals overwhelmed

After comfortably weathering the first and second Covid-19 waves, patients are streaming into health facilities in Dakar

Equatorial Guinea vice-president loses embezzlement appeal in France

France’s highest appeal court  upholds guilty verdict against Teodoro Obiang Mangue

Tunisia’s Ennahda and two other parties probed over funding

Reports say authorities are looking into the alleged use of irregular and foreign funds in 2019 polls

Sudan warns again about Nile Dam hydropower plan

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam could threaten the wellbeing of half of Sudan’s population, irrigation minister Yasser Abbas says

HUSSEIN IBISH: Tunisia’s litmus test for Arab politics

Constitutional crisis raises the question whether Islamist parties have a legitimate place in the democratic space

Nigeria central bank halts sale of nearly $6bn in forex to money changers

Governor Godwin Emefiele also announces plans to introduce a digital currency by October

Push to speed up deep-sea mining talks riles African states

Nauru triggered two-year countdown   but African nations say global pandemic constrains countries’ ability to negotiate

Fear that poll delay in Libya will cause chaos

Parliamentary speaker warns that parallel government will return and take the country back to square one

Kenya turns invasive water hyacinth into cooking fuel

Devices, known as digesters, used mashed-up water hyacinth, an invasive species that has carpeted large parts of Lake Victoria

Africa has to invest in vaccine-making capacity, WTO chief says

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says proposed waiver of intellectual property rights to make drugs would be meaningless since  continent lacks manufacturing capacity

Former Glencore trader pleads guilty in oil-bribe scheme

UK-based trader participated in plan to bribe officials in Nigeria

Suspect accused of trying to kill Mali leader dies in custody

Mali's interim President Assimi Goit escaped unharmed after an assailant tried to stab him in Bamako

Rhino and elephant poaching declines sharply in Namibia

Nine rhinos have been illegally killed by hunters so far in 2021, the lowest number in eight years, and 4 elephants have been poached, representing a five-year ...

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