Africa

3 weeks ago | May 7, 2019

Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their ...

3 weeks ago | May 6, 2019

“No jobs for those tainted by state capture, ...

The era of impunity is over, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised during his address at the party's final rally on Sunday. 

Rwanda: Remains of nearly 85 000 genocide victims buried

The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in ...

3 weeks ago | May 5, 2019

187 killed Tripoli, more than 1,000 wounded in Tripoli fighting

TRIPOLI. - Recent fighting in southern Tripoli in Libya has killed 187 people and wounded 1,157, a spokesman for the ...

3 weeks ago | May 3, 2019

Magufuli tells public servants to be patient over salary rise

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday told public servants to be patient over salary rise and focus on ...

It’s all systems go for May 8 elections – IEC

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says contingency plans are in place to curb anything that may hinder ...

Tanzania media mogul Reginald Mengi dies aged 75

Tanzanian billionaire, business mogul, author and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died aged 75. In 2014, Forbes ...

4 weeks ago | May 2, 2019

Arab states support Sudan transition, want stability: UAE minister

The UAE said Wednesday it supported an "orderly" transition in Sudan where military leaders who toppled veteran ...

S. African president declares 7-day national mourning for flood victims

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared a week-long national mourning for the 70 flood victims in ...

African Union tells Sudan military council to hand power to ...

The African Union said on Tuesday that Sudan’s military rulers should hand over power to a civilian-led transitional ...

Tanzania, Uganda officials meet to address border-related challenges

Permanent Secretaries from Tanzania and Uganda on Tuesday met in the country's northwestern region of Kagera to discuss ...

S. Africa’s Johannesburg emulates Rwanda’s cleanup campaign

Johannesburg city mayor Herman Mashaba has said the cleanup campaign which they copied from Rwanda is bearing fruit with ...

Zambian gov’t dispels calls for VP to resign on health grounds

The Zambian government said on Tuesday that calls by some section of society for the country's Vice-President Inonge ...

Nigeria confirms release of innocent girl framed for drug trafficking

The Nigerian foreign ministry on Tuesday confirmed the release of an innocent girl, Zainab Aliyu, who was detained for ...

4 weeks ago | April 30, 2019

Rwanda announces capture of rebel group leader

KIGALI. -- Rwanda has detained Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara, who claims to be the head of Rwanda rebel group ...