File picture of typical unhygienic conditions that can cause cholera.

Cholera alert in Kenya

NAIROBI. – A Kenyan health official says the government has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the capital after five cases of the disease were confirmed and three other suspected cases...
A fisherman prepares his boat on the banks of Lake Malawi about 100 kilometres east of the capital Lilongwe

Malawi to sue Tanzania

LILONGWE. – Malawi is planning to take its dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, with its potentially massive reserves of oil and gas, to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the ...
President Adama Barrow

Gambia swears in homegrown judges

President Adama Barrow BANJUL. – The Gambia’s president swore in six new judges to top courts yesterday, with Gambians dominating the list in a country that long relied on foreign justices unde...
Cote d’Ivoire, mutineers strike deal

Cote d’Ivoire, mutineers strike deal

BOUAKÉ. – Cote d’Ivoire said yesterday a deal had been reached with renegade soldiers to end their mutiny days after they took to the streets in major cities across the West African state in pr...
Jacob Zuma

Zuma’s vote of no confidence saga hots up

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s attention was yesterday focused on the Constitutional Court as some of the best legal minds in the country once again argued on a matter involving President Jacob Zuma....
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Gunfire rocks Cote d’Ivoire cities

BOUAKE. — Gunfire rocked cities in Cote d’Ivoire yesterday as a mutiny by disgruntled soldiers gathered pace in defiance of government action against a revolt that threatens the country’s rapid emerg...
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Suspected Ebola cases in DRC

Kinshasa. — The World Health Organisation has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.