Africa

2 weeks ago | September 7, 2018

Tanzania to translate all English-written laws into Kiswahili

DAR ES SALAAM. — Tanzania’s Attorney General has said that the government was in the process of translating ...

Boko Haram kill two, abduct 25 in bus attack: Security

MAIDUGURI. – Two people were killed and 25 others kidnapped in a Boko Haram ambush on a civilian convoy in remote ...

Crop-eating pest could hit Africa food supplies: experts

ROME. – Unpredictable weather patterns and the spread of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars could lead to ...

Five arrested in Rwanda for ‘contempt’ of UN genocide court

KIGALI. – Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for allegedly seeking to bribe and intimidate witnesses in ...

China and Africa: a true friendship and beyond

BEIJING. — As the continent with the most developing countries is finding its rightful place in the world, ...

S. Sudan court jails 10 soldiers for rape and murder

JUBA. – A South Sudanese military court has handed out jail sentences to 10 soldiers for the rape of foreign aid ...

2 weeks ago | September 6, 2018

Africa’s farmers need political support more than ...

KIGALI. – African nations will struggle to grow their economies and combat poverty unless they tie high-level ...

Oil demand to hit 100 mln bpd sooner than projected: OPEC’s ...

CAPE TOWN. – World oil consumption will reach 100 million barrels per day (bpd) later this year, hitting that ...

President Xi meets chairperson of AU Commission

BEIJING. — Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday met with Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union ...

UN calls for better use of water-energy nexus for Africa’s ...

ADDIS ABABA. — Various UN agencies on Tuesday jointly called for better utilization of Africa’s water-energy ...

Hundreds of African migrants rescued from Niger desert

NIAMEY. – More than 400 people from across West Africa have been rescued from the desert in northern Niger in two ...

2 weeks ago | September 5, 2018

France partly to blame for Libya crisis: Italian minister

ROME. - France is partly to blame for the crisis in Libya, Italy's Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said on Monday, ...

China-Africa cooperation: the foundation for global change

BEIJING. -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders from across the African continent gathered in Beijing for a two-day ...

DRC’s ConCourt excludes Bemba from presidential race

KINSHASA. - The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court on Monday ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to ...

87 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary

GABORONE. - At least 87 dead elephants have been found near a sanctuary in Botswana, according to a report.