Hissene Habre

Ex-president gets life prison term

DAKAR. — Former Chad president Hissene Habre, a Cold War ally of the West, was convicted yesterday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of polit...

Youths call for visa-free Africa

KIGALI/NAIROBI. — Young people in Rwanda are calling upon African leaders to remove visa requirements for Africans travelling to other African countries. The youths from “Kigali Global Shapers Hub”, ...
Sam Kutesa

Uganda cuts military ties with DPRK

ENTEBBE. — Uganda on Sunday announced that it is breaking its military cooperation with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over its continued nuclear proliferation. Sam Kutesa, Minister of For...
President Buhari

Buhari to keep Delta amnesty programme

Lagos. — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed yesterday to keep and “re-engineer” a controversial amnesty programme for Niger delta militants designed to stem attacks that have slashed oil expor...

Migrants drown off Libyan coast

ROME. — A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said yesterday, with some 550 people rescued and five found dead so far.

Egypt hires companies to find black boxes

CAIRO. — Egypt is taking on two companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, the airline’s chairman said yesterda...
Daniel Arap Moi

Moi backs Cord coalition protests

Nairobi. — The CORD coalition’s quest to have the IEBC disbanded through protests has an unlikely supporter. It seems. Retired president Daniel Arap Moi has backed the protests, if KANU secretary Nic...

Bishop calls for probe ahead of polls

Lusaka. — Zambian bishop John Mambo, has reportedly urged the government to look into reports that foreigners were being allowed to register to vote in the upcoming presidential polls.
Senzo Mchunu

KZN Premier resigns

Durban. — KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has stepped down, according to interviews he gave to selected media yesterday. The move followed an ultimatum by the ANC’s national and provincial leaders...
missing girls

First missing Chibok girl found, rescued

ABUJA. — The first of more than 200 schoolgirls missing for over two years after they were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been found, a parents group and local o...