Africa

18 hours ago | August 15, 2018

Ramaphosa appoints Ramaite acting NPA head

JOHANNESBURG. - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as Acting National Director of Public ...

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials ‘worried’

GENEVA/KINSHASA. - Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of ...

23 hours ago | August 14, 2018

S. Sudanese leader promotes wife to major general in army

JUBA. – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir last week promoted his wife Mary Ayen to the rank of a major general in the ...

COMESA to mediate Kenya, Zambia trade dispute

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) plans to mediate between Kenya and Zambia trade dispute, ...

Vote counting on in Mali after presidential runoff

Electoral officials in Mali began counting ballots from Sunday’s presidential runoff election that drew little interest ...

AFRICA: SA ConCourt invalidates appointment of head prosecutor

JOHANNESBURG. - Shaun Abraham’s appointment as national director of public prosecutions by former president Jacob Zuma ...

3 days ago | August 13, 2018

Malians vote in crucial runoff

BAMAKO. — Malians voted in a crucial election runoff yesterday that has been marred by allegations of fraud and a tense ...

Traffic jams cost Switzerland billions

GENEVA. — Traffic jams are costing Switzerland more each year, with 1.9 billion Swiss francs ($1.9 billion) cost in ...

5 days ago | August 11, 2018

International groups laud Kabila’s decision

KINSHASA. — International groups have commended Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila for agreeing ...

6 days ago | August 10, 2018

S. Sudan’s Kiir grants amnesty to rebel leader

JUBA. -- South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday night granted amnesty to rebel leader Riek Machar, a few days ...

Vaccination against latest DRC Ebola outbreak begins: WHO

GENEVA. — The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in ...

Italy, SA uncover massive loads of drugs

ROME/JOHANNESBURG. - Italian police said yesterday they found 20 tonnes of hashish (cannabis) worth as much as 200 ...

7 days ago | August 9, 2018

“Raila didn’t send Jakakimba to Zimbabwe”: ...

NAIROBI. - The Orange Democratic Movement has refuted claims that Silas Jakakimba travelled to Harare on behalf of party ...

Felix Tshisekedi files for DR Congo presidential election

KINSHASA. -- Felix Tshisekedi, a prominent opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, submitted on ...

Congo’s health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

KINSHASA. - The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo's latest outbreak in North Kivu province, ...