Africa

10 hours ago | February 21, 2019

Museveni to run for 6th term

Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni (74), as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see ...

Nine executed over public prosecutor’s killing

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted for the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor yesterday amid a ...

1 day ago | February 20, 2019

Tanzanian court sentences “Ivory Queen”

A Tanzanian court sentenced a prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” to 15 years in prison on Tuesday ...

Museveni grooming son as successor?

WHEN Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently promoted over 2 000 soldiers to various ranks in the Uganda Peoples ...

Huge demand for African coffee in China

The increasing demand for African coffee in China presents huge market potential for coffee producing countries in ...

Key “witness” charged over UN experts’ murder in DRC

Military prosecutors in DR Congo say they have charged a key "witness" with conspiracy to murder over the 2017 killing ...

2 days ago | February 19, 2019

AFRICA: US$2 billion debt case sucks in ex-Mozambique ...

Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza's son was arrested at the weekend in connection with a US$2 billion ...

#Bosasa: Workers protest amid sudden shutdown plan

Workers employed by facilities management company Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations (AGO), staged a ...

Poll delay angers Buhari, as he urges voters to turn out in numbers

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has expressed stern misgivings about how presidential polls slated for last Saturday ...

3 days ago | February 18, 2019

AFRICA: Buhari to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over ...

ABUJA. – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is to hold an emergency meeting with senior members of the ruling ...

JUST IN – AFRICA: Tshisekedi in coalition talks with Kabila

KINSHASA. - DR Congo's recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, held talks on Sunday with his predecessor Joseph ...

AFRICA: Shootings kill eight in Goma’s DRC, as MSF suspends operations

GOMA. - Eight people died in three shootings in Goma, eastern DR Congo, the town mayor said on Sunday, while others ...

Kenya, Somalia in diplomatic spat

Kenya on Saturday recalled its ambassador Lt-Gen (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo from Somalia for “urgent consultations” over a ...

Observers urge calm after Nigeria election delay

Foreign election observers have appealed for calm following the last-minute postponement of the Nigerian election by a ...

Son of Mozambique’s ex-president arrested in graft case

The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects ...