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Ten Biggest News of the Month

Ten Biggest News of the Month

This is a monthly article with links to the biggest note-worthy stories in Africa. Considering it a monthly review.

Ethiopia’s Uncivil War

In the past eight months, TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) forces have been at war with Ethiopia’s and Eritrea’s armed forces. The TPLF rebels in the northern Tigray region have recently rejected a ceasefire after reclaiming Tigray’s region capital city from the Ethiopian government. An official from the Ethiopian government claim “it is making a political decision, not a military one,” and could take the city back in a week.

Gosiame Sithole Was Never Pregnant

Reports are stating Gosiame Thamara Sithole, the South African woman who claimed she gave birth last month to 10 babies, a decuplet, was false. After an investigation by the local government.

Germany To Pay Namibia 1.3bn In Reparations

After six years of negotiations, Germany has recognized and agreed to pay 1.3 billion in reparations for the Herero and Nama genocide. 

Nigeria’s President Bans Twitter

President Buhari banned the use of Twitter in Nigeria after Twitter deleted a tweet by the president. But citizens are still using the popular platform in defiance. Legal experts are unsure which law would be used to prosecute individuals if caught.

Chinese Firm Accused Of Slave Abuse in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, a Trade Union claims a Chinese manufacturing firm is abusing workers and imposing slave punishments for violating work protocols. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union has created a social media campaign against Sunny Yi by sharing stories and physical evidence to highlight unsafe working conditions.

Zambia’s First President Is Pronounce Dead

The first president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97. After being treated for an undisclosed illness. Kenneth Kaunda is revered as one of the forefathers in Africa who fought against colonialism in Southern Africa.

Volcano Eruption Displace Thousands in Congo

Thousands of residents in the Congo are fleeing the region of Goma after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.  32 people have died while thousands are still displaced and seeking shelter. 

Seattle Woman Charged With Medical Child Abuse

Sophie Harman, an adopted mother of a 6-year-old child from Zambia is facing second-degree charges of assault of a child and medical child abuse. The 6-year-old girl has undergone numerous unnecessary surgeries and more than 470 medical treatments after being cleared as a healthy child. 

The Leader of Boko Haram Is Dead

The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekauche has been reported dead. Reports from the northeast region of Nigeria are claiming Shekauche killed himself by self-detonation while being attacked by a rival Islamic terrorist group,

The Third Largest Diamond Ever Found In Botswana

The third-largest diamond was found in the Botswana, Jwaneng mine. 

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