Lesotho PM fails to appear in court to face murder charge
Police said on Thursday that Mr Thabane would be charged for the murder of his second wife, Lipolelo.
Africa’s growing lead battery industry is causing extensive contamination
The production of lead batteries is growing rapidly in Africa as the market for lead batteries expands.
One in four African children live in conflict zones – Report
According to available data, in conflict situations, girls were far more likely to be raped or fall victim to other forms of sexual abuse than boys.
Two men executed for raping, killing 12-year-old in Somalia
There will be a strong lesson from this case,” the victim’s father said.
Libya closes refinery as oil blockade leads to $1bn in losses
The refinery located in western Libya was shut down due to lack of crude oil.
African countries establish joint intelligence headquarters
The decision to establish CISSA was made on 26 August 2004 in Abuja, Nigeria by Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa.
Cote d’Ivoire: Ex-president Gbagbo wants unconditional release
Laurent Gbagbo is in Belgium awaiting the prosecution’s appeal against his acquittal at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
AU Summit opens with focus on reducing armed conflict
The week-long assembly of African governments will establish the continent’s priorities and outline its peace initiatives for 2020.
Lesotho first lady to be charged with killing PM’s ex-wife
Mr Thabane, 80, married his present wife two months after Lipolelo’s death.
Somaliland court sentences journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig to 21 months in prison
Following his arrest on January 15, Somaliland authorities brought Abdirahman before a court.
How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Luanda Leaks, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 36 media partners, exposes two decades of unscrupulous deals that made dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman.
EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections
The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.
German minister travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts
Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator, Moamer Gaddafi.
South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal over Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara
“South Africa has no issue in playing in Morocco but in line with SA government and AU resolutions, we will not play in Western Sahara.”
Human Rights Violations and Violence: Nigeria, Somalia, other African hotspots
The nations named in the 2020 World Report of Human Rights Watch, range from Nigeria in the west, through Central Africa and the Great Lakes region to Somalia in the east.
Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base
Terrorists struck military targets for the third time in a month on January 9, killing 89 soldiers at a barracks north of the capital Niamey.
Libya Crisis: EU’s Michel travels to Turkey, Egypt
Turkey and Egypt are backing opposing sides in Libya’s civil war.
UNHCR fired staff over refugee resettlement corruption
The UN Refugee Agency has also stepped up its disciplinary measures around the world.