Africa

Egypt on map

Court orders release of detained Al Jazeera reporter

Hussein, an Egyptian national, was arrested in December 2016 when he was on a holiday in Egypt.

Rice

Kenya to embrace technology to boost rice production

Kenya’s agriculture minister said the introduction of hybrid seeds would address rice productivity gap in Kenya and Africa at large.

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17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

Two bodies have been recovered, while no fewer than 15 passengers are still missing.

Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s former President Zuma back in court over alleged corruption

In 2007, Mr Zuma was charged with 16 counts of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud.

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe secures $500m loan to ease dollar shortages

“This amount shall go a long way to stabilise the exchange rates and prices of goods and services in the economy.’’

Cyril Ramaphosa[PHOTO CREDIT: Cyril Ramaphosa official Twitter page]

South Africa’s Ramaphosa to speed up economic reforms, fix Eskom

Mr Ramaphosa said more details on how the reforms would be implemented would be announced in his State of the Nation address.

South Africa on map

South Africa’s unemployment rate rises to 27.6%

There were 6.2 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of March.

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

Cyclone idai: Nigeria to assist in reconstruction of Mozambique

Nigeria donates relief material and cash to the Mozambican government.

Al-Shabab

Somali security forces kill 14 Al-Shabab militants

The terrorists were killed on Monday night during a fierce fighting between the Somali National Army (SNA) and the militants.

Sudanese protesters [PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

Soldiers kill six Sudanese protesters

Among the dead was a military officer, while three soldiers were wounded.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwe begins power cuts

Power cuts, known locally as load shedding, would start on Monday and would last up to eight hours during morning and evening peak periods.

Burkina Faso’s president welcomes freed French, South Korean hostages

There were six kidnappers, four of whom were killed, with the other two on the run, French authorities said.

The voting booth in the Lwandle community hall in Strand could not be used because people who have lost their homes are sleeping there. Instead people had to vote at this pre-primary school. (Photo: Velani Ludidi)

South Africa: Ruling ANC Remains Ahead in Election Results

South Africans voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.

South Africa on map

ANC takes early lead in South African elections

South Africans voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.

Nigerien President President Mahamadou Issoufou

Niger begins three days mourning after tanker explosion kills 60

The explosion near a petrol station in the capital, Niamey, happened in the early hours of Monday

Wildfire in Sudan (Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency)

Wildfire kills 54 people in South Sudan

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Niger Republic on map

Tanker truck explodes in Niger, 55 persons die

At least 37 people were injured and taken to hospitals.

South Africa on map

Death toll rises to 87 in South Africa floods

The widespread flooding affected KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and the Free State provinces.

People walk through floodwater near Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Cyclone Idai: World Bank announces $545 million donation to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai killed over a thousand people and destroyed vast infrastructure in the three countries.

Tanzania rules out banning use of artificial nails, eyelashes

“An assessment done by TFDA has shown that fake nails and eye ashes have no side effects to mankind,” a Tanzania official says.

Sudan on map

IMF says no lending to Sudan

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council is in talks with opposition groups on the formation of a joint body to lead a transition.

Tanzania pardons 3, 540 prisoners to mark 55th anniversary of Union

Beneficiaries of the pardon include people convicted before March 15, 2019 and those suffering from chronic diseases.

Flooding in Mozambique as Tropical Cyclone Desmond makes landfall (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

New cyclone slams Mozambique weeks after Idai; double rain expected

It is expected to bring twice as much rain as another devastating storm that hit the town of Beira in March.

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

African leaders give Sudan military more time for reforms

The AU had on April 16 told Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power to civilians or to be suspended from the grouping

Tanzania eyes 10,000 MW power generation capacity by 2025

The East African country boasts reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet of natural gas but faces periodic power shortages.