Salva Kiir

UN frets over South Sudan refugee influx

JUBA.- The UN refugee agency yesterday said that the influx of South Sudan refugees into Uganda was seriously straining on the capacity of collection and transit centres which are too small. The UNHC...
al shabaab

13 killed in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU. – At least 13 people, most of them UN contractors, were killed and five others were injured in twin explosions yesterday near the airport in Mogadishu, security officials have confir...
3000

Education paralysed in S. Sudan

JUBA. – Most schools in the South Sudan capital Juba have remained closed in the wake of recent fighting between two warring parties that signed the August peace deal to end more than two years...
hay-fire-660x330

39 killed in blaze

ANTANANARIVO. – Thirty-nine people, including 16 children, died in Madagascar on Saturday when a fire swept through a residential compound in a village 500km south of the capital Antananarivo, ...
Dr Parirenyatwa

Zim leads prevention agenda in ESA region

Paidamoyo Chipunza in DURBAN, South Africa Ministers of Health from East and Southern Africa (ESA) have committed themselves to revitalise strategies to prevent the further spread of HIV amid revelat...
KQ-Plane

Kenya Airways’ full year loss hits $260m

NAIROBI. — Kenya Airways (KQ) on Thursday announced a $260 million loss for the year ending on March 31. The airline said results were hit by 12,9 percent weakening of the Kenya shilling against the ...
76D505B6-1995-4927-82E0-0C86ADF100AA_cx0_cy10_cw0_mw1024_s_n_r1

Mozambique govt in talks with Renamo

MAPUTO. — Mozambique’s government and members of the rebel Renamo movement held the first round of peace talks aimed at ending a conflict that has killed hundreds of people in the southern African na...
Dr Sidibe

Aids funding dwindle

Paidamoyo Chipunza recently in Durban, South Africa Countries must devise innovative ways of mobilising resources at domestic level to combat HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis amid revelations that 13 out o...
Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius sentence

PRETORIA — South African prosecutors are to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, describing it as “shockingly lenient”, in the latest twis...
vote

Printing of Zambian ballots done

LUSAKA. — Zambia’s electoral body said yesterday that the printing of ballot papers for next month’s general elections has been completed. The Electoral Commission of Zambia awarded Dubai-based Al Gh...
Nigerien special forces prepare to fight Boko Haram in Diffa

Nigerian army rescues 80 people

ABUJA — Nigeria’s military has rescued at least 80 children and women in an operation against the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s troubled northeast.