Biden to host Kenyatta for talks at White House

HICGI News Agency updated at 0839 EAT Wednesday 13th October 2021 Washington DC USA. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate to galvanize efforts to confront the global climate crisis, in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC, on September…

World Bank chief calls for ‘comprehensive’ debt relief for poor countries

HICGI News Agency updated at 1020 EAT on Tuesday 12th October 2021 Washington, D.C USA. Debt loads in low-income countries surged 12 percent to a record $860 billion in 2020 amid the pandemic, prompting World Bank President David Malpass to call for a “comprehensive plan” to deal with the issue. “Sustainable debt levels are vital…

Burkina Faso opens trial on 1987 Sankara assassination

HICGI News Agency updated at 1327 EAT on Monday 11th October 2021 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Ex-president among 14 who face charges in killing of former leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago. 11 Oct 2021Updated: 17 minutes ago The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has begun in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the…

Algerians Mourn President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

By Maher MezahiAlgiers, Algeria Algeria protests Abdelaziz Bouteflika was a dominant figure in Algerian politics for more than six decades. Most notably, he served as Algeria’s longest-serving president from 1999 to 2019. Born to Algerian parents in Oujda, Morocco on 2 March 1937, Bouteflika became known for his intelligence from a very young age. In…

Africa Struggles for carbon-neutral future

By Daniel Plafker & E K Benj updated at 1611 GMT on 2nd Sep 2021 On August 9, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its most damning assessment yet of the world’s progress towards avoiding the most devastating impacts of human-caused climate change. In what more than 230 scientists called a ‘code red for humanity,’ the…

Libya releases 84 Nigerian Prisoners

By HICGI News Agency updated at 1259 GMT on 14th July 2021 The Libyan Ministry of Justice said Friday that it had released 84 inmates, along with their children, and had deported them back to their country, Nigeria. “The deportation was carried out by the team tasked with following up all the legal procedures of…

Rwanda, Tanzania sign four bilateral agreements

By Collins Mwai & E K Benj Updated at 1103 GMT on Tuesday 03rd Aug 2021 KIGALI- Rwanda and Tanzania on August 2, signed four bilateral agreements during a two-day state visit by Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on the invitation of her counterpart President Paul Kagame. On the first day of the visit, the two leaders…

43 die in Europe migrant Boat Crisis off Tunisia

Forty-three migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Tunisia, the Tunisian Red Crescent says. Updated at 0116 GTM on Sunday 04th July 2021 The migrants had set off from the Libyan port of Zuwara and were attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. A further 84 were rescued by the Tunisian navy, said…