Africa

  • July 18, 2019

    I will...

    Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu says the country will not change its laws on homosexuality in exchange for donor aid. According to the state-owned Daily Mail, Mr Lungu made the remarks when outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Henrik Cederin, and European Union head of delegation Alessandro Mariani visited him at the...

  • July 15, 2019

    Ebola case...

    The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma – home to one million people – raising concerns of its spread. The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last...

  • July 14, 2019

    How to...

    Extreme heat is worsening economic inequality among African farmers – and raising the spectre of future food shortages. In Nigeria, breeder-broiler chickens must drink water four times a day – sometimes after farmhands add ice – to keep cool because mortality rates are increasing among poultry due to extreme heat...

  • July 14, 2019

    West Africa...

    West African leaders in Ivory Coast have agreed to roll out a single shared currency.   As many as 15 countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency, called ECO, next year. Experts are divided on the effect it would have on the region’s economy, especially in...

  • July 13, 2019

    Several killed...

    Al-Shabab spokesman says the group was behind a car bomb blast and gunfire at the hotel in the port city of Kismayo. Several people, including journalists and politicians, were killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, officials said.   Al-Shabab was ejected from Mogadishu in...

  • July 12, 2019

    AFCON EFFECT???...

    Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of...

  • July 12, 2019

    List of...

    Get the full list of the previous winners of the Africa Cup of Nations.  1957 – Egypt (Sudan) 1959 – Egypt (Egypt) 1962 – Ethiopia (Ethiopia) 1963 – Ghana (Ghana) 1965 – Ghana (Tunisia) 1968 – Congo-Kinshasa (Ethiopia) 1970 – Sudan (Sudan) 1972 – Congo (Cameroon) 1974 – Zaire (Egypt)

  • July 11, 2019

    The brave...

    More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks. Maiduguri, Nigeria – Boko Haram killed the two most important people in Komi Kaje’s life within two days. People gather at the scene of a suicide car bomb blast in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria [Jossy Ola/AP]   In...

  • July 10, 2019

    Mobile internet...

    Access to the service was interrupted following a deadly crackdown on protesters outside the army headquarters in June. Sudan’s telecom providers began restoring mobile access to the internet weeks after service was cut off following a deadly crackdown on protesters. For the generals, the internet and social media had become a...

  • July 7, 2019

    opposition lauds...

    Months of pro-democracy protests culminate in power-sharing agreement. SUDAN DEAL 11-member sovereign council will govern Sudan for three years and three months, before elections Council to consist of five members of armed forces and six civilians Military representative will lead council for first 21 months Independent national commission of inquiry...

  • July 6, 2019

    Lance Corporal...

    A Lance Corporal in the Ghana Army has added his voice to the campaign against the construction of the proposed Parliamentary Chamber.   Lance Corporal cautions Commander in Chief of GAF over Parliamentary Chamber saga The soldier is seen in a video which has gone viral speaking against the decision...

  • July 5, 2019

    UN reports...

    Security opened fire on migrants trying to flee bomb-hit Tajoura detention centre, allegations denied by guards. The United Nations says it has information that Libyan guards opened fire on migrants and refugees trying to flee air strikes that killed at least 60 people and wounded 77 others at a detention centre near the capital,...

  • July 2, 2019

    Attack on...

    At least 23 civilians have been killed and 300 missing in the troubled region in the latest round of ethnic violence. At least 23 people have been killed and 300 missing after an attack on Sunday on a village of Fulani herders in central Mali where communal violence has surged in recent months,...

  • July 1, 2019

    ECOWAS finally...

    Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The West African leaders endorsed the currency at their 55th Ordinary...

  • June 30, 2019

    ‘Millions march’:...

    Doctors say five protesters killed as tens of thousands take part in mass demonstrations, dubbed the ‘millions march’. Doctors in Sudan say at least five protesters have been killed as tens of thousands poured onto the streets across the country to pressure the country’s ruling generals to hand over power to a civilian-led...

  • June 30, 2019

    Sudan’s ruling...

    Military council says protest leaders have ‘complete responsibility’ for any deaths or damage at Sunday’s rallies. As demonstrators in Sudan plan to return to the streets on Sunday for mass rallies dubbed the “millions march”, the country’s ruling military council has warned protest and opposition groups that they will be held responsible for...

  • June 29, 2019

    Tunisia: killed...

    TUNISIA Hundreds of mourners held a funeral in the Tunisian town of Sidi Hassine on Friday, for a policeman who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in the country’s capital on Thursday. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in Tunis on Thursday, killing one...

  • June 29, 2019

    Ethiopia steps...

    More than 250 people in Amhara and Addis Ababa held over suspected links to recent failed power-grab attempt. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian authorities have arrested hundreds of people in different parts of the country, stepping up a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed regional coup attempt over the weekend. The...

  • June 27, 2019

    Twin suicide...

    One killed and several others wounded in blasts targeting police patrol, police station in the Tunisian capital. Two suicide blasts have rocked the Tunisian capital, killing at least one police officer and wounding several people. The first explosion on Thursday involved a suicide bomber who targeted a police patrol on Tunis’...

  • June 27, 2019

    Gambia’s Jammeh...

    Rights groups accuse former longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh of committing a string of sexual offences while in office. Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh “handpicked” women to rape or sexually coerce by offering cash, gifts and other privileges, international rights groups alleged. Jammeh is currently in Equatorial Guinea where he sought exile...

  • June 27, 2019

    UN extends...

    Resolution prohibits selling or supplying weapons to rebel groups, blocks travel of some militia leaders, politicians. United Nations – With civilians fleeing a spate of inter-ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban on the country...

  • June 26, 2019

    Outrage over...

    NetBlocks, NGO monitoring internet censorship, estimates Ethiopians lose at least $4.5m each day the internet is cut. An internet shutdown has been in force across Ethiopia since Saturday, after a group of soldiers staged a failed coup in Amhara state, the birthplace of many of Ethiopia’s emperors as well as its national language,...

  • June 25, 2019

    Sudan’s military...

    The military voices reservations over the plan for transition to civilian rule and instead seeks joint AU-Ethiopia plan. Sudan’s military has rejected Ethiopia’s proposal to end the political deadlock over the composition of the country’s transitional government. The TMC spokesman said that Ethiopia and the AU needed to unify their efforts to...

  • June 25, 2019

    Ethiopia mourns...

    A day of national mourning observed and the government announces military funeral as the alleged coup leader is killed. Ethiopia held a day of mourning on Monday in the wake of a failed coup bid in the country’s Amhara region that saw the killing of five senior officials. The government announced...

  • June 24, 2019

    Ethiopia army...

    The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa, state media confirmed. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, the...

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