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Nigeria launches new banknotes to help curb corruption

Regulators have said January 31 is the deadline for old notes to either be used or deposited at banks. Nigeria has launched newly designed currency notes, a move that the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation…

US urges withdrawal of foreign forces in Tigray

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about the implementation of the ceasefire deal between government troops and Tigray forces in the north. “ Ethiopian Prime Minister and I discussed the…

Kenya collapsed building owner to face murder charges

The owner of a five-storey building under construction that collapsed last week on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, will face murder charges, police have said. The building collapsed on a neighbouring home and killed a…

Nigeria confirms death of a top militia leader

The authorities in Nigeria's north-western state of Kaduna have confirmed the death of a top militia leader during a shootout with the army on Sunday. A state government spokesman said Kachalla Gudau was among scores of gunmen killed when…

Paying for climate damage not charity – Malawi president

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has joined other African leaders in criticising wealthy nations for not wanting to pay for climate loss and damage. At the ongoing COP27 meeting in Egypt, President Chakwera said African countries had…