Africa

3 days ago | March 19, 2019

Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

PARIS. – Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of ...

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores ...

DRC train derailment kills 24, mostly children

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ...

Hundreds protest in Sudan, keep up pressure on Bashir

Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday, continuing ...

Food aid halted over poisoning fears

A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may ...

AFRICA: Zambia issues mining license to youths to curb illegal mining

The Zambian government on Sunday issued a small-scale mining license to youths in Chingola town on the Copperbelt ...

PM Jacinda Ardern has faced the tragedy of the mass killings in ...

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, ...

1 week ago | March 15, 2019

C-sections are 50 times more deadly for women in Africa: Study

LONDON. – Death rates among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than ...

Malawi floods leave at least 56 dead, thousands homeless

BLANTYRE. – “We just sleep on the floor in the tents,” said 28-year-old mother-of-five Mary Amidu who ...

Cyclone Idai lashes Mozambican port, hits communications

MAPUTO/JOHANNESBURG. – Parts of Mozambique were cut off on Friday as a tropical storm battered the coast and the ...

Deadly Cyclone Idai makes damaging strike on central Mozambique

MAPUTO. – Damage reports are mounting in central Mozambique, where Idai made landfall as an intense tropical ...

1 week ago | March 14, 2019

SAA seeks to recover millions from pilot

JOHANNESBURG. — South African Airways (SAA) is out to recover millions of rands from a former pilot who flew its ...

Tshisekedi pardons about 700 political prisoners

KINSHASA. – Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) new President Felix Tshisekedi on Wednesday pardoned about ...

UN says at least 535 killed in inter-ethnic violence in western DRC

UNITED NATIONS. — Recent fights between tribes in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have claimed at ...

Death toll rises in collapsed Lagos school building

LAGOS. – Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in ...