Africa

2 weeks ago | February 8, 2018

Commonwealth welcomes back The Gambia

BANJUL. – The Commonwealth has welcomed The Gambia back as a member, following the democratic election of former ...

Emergency door falls off Nigerian plane

ABUJA. – A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after ...

Ramaphosa, Zuma meet to discuss transition

JOHANNESBURG. – ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday allayed fears surrounding speculation about President ...

African migrants in Israel opt for jail over deportation

TEL AVIV. – At a detention centre in Israel’s Negev desert, African migrants facing deportation say they would ...

53 Ethiopians to return after illegally entering Mozambique

ADDIS ABABA. – The Ethiopian government on Tuesday said some 53 Ethiopians that had been imprisoned in Mozambique ...

At least 50 arrested in Guinea post-electoral violence

CONAKRY. – Police have arrested at least 50 people following an arson attack that killed five children in central ...

2 weeks ago | February 6, 2018

DEVELOPING: Zuma summons ministers to urgent cabinet meeting: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma summoned cabinet ministers to a meeting in Cape ...

3 weeks ago | February 4, 2018

Cape water crisis could pull plug on SA’s GDP recovery – analyst

Cape Town. — The water crisis in the Western Cape may delay the recovery of South Africa’s GDP, said an analyst. Earlier ...

3 weeks ago | February 3, 2018

Kenya political crisis hits a new low

NAIROBI. — Kenya on Friday defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations and briefly detained ...

Hundreds protest against U.S. arms embargo in South Sudan

JUBA. – Hundreds of protesters massed outside the US embassy and UN headquarters in South Sudan’s capital on ...