Ecowas hails Jonathan

ACCRA. — West African leaders paid a glowing tribute to outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night. The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) said Jona...

Outcry over black rhino shooting

WINDHOEK — A US hunter killed an endangered black rhino in Namibia on Monday after paying $350 000, a move that has been condemned by animal welfare advocates.
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Sudan rebels claim control

KHARTOUM. – South Sudan rebels yesterday said their forces have controlled great parts of Foluj oil field, the main oil-producing field in Upper Nile State.
Jacob Zuma

Zuma apologises for xenophobic attacks

MAPUTO. – President Jacob Zuma apologised to Mozambicans yesterday for a recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in which at least seven people died and hundreds of migrants were forced to flee ...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Conspirators to face trial

BUJUMBURA. – The office of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced that the plotters of last week’s failed coup will face trial in accordance with the law, a senior official said ye...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi police fire teargas at protesters

BUJUMBURA. — Police in Burundi have beaten and tear-gassed protesters in the capital, who were demanding that President Pierre Nkurunziza reverses a decision to run for a third term in office, Reuter...
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Striking Eskom workers return to work

CAPE TOWN. — More than 5 000 striking Eskom workers have returned to work at a major power station, a positive move as the country is grappling with a worsening shortage of electricity supply, author...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Soldiers deployed in Burundi

Bujumbura. — Soldiers were deployed yesterday for the first time in Burundi to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the presid...
Major-General Chris Olukolade

Nigeria promises media’s safety

LAGOS – Nigeria’s military has restated its commitment to the safety of journalists and other information seekers in the warfront. “Our concern remains the issue of safety for anyone in s...

Boko Haram on the run

LAGOS – The military in Nigeria has said an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists died this past weekend as additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive op...