Africa

late autocrat Zine-Abidine Ben-Ali. [PHOTO CREDIT: Euro News]

Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home

Ben Ali died on Thursday at a Saudi hospital at the age of 83, according to his lawyer.

Namibia map

Namibia mobilises funds for repatriated refugees

About 3,000 Namibian were last week repatriated by neighbouring Botswana.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown

The authorities are trying to quell a mass protest movement that began in February, forced veteran president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to quit in April and is pressing demands for a thorough purge of the old ruling elite.

The Constitutional Court ruled that it is illegal to spank children

Spanking children unconstitutional, South African court rules

The court said that there are effective ways to discipline a child without needing to resort to corporal punishment.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister says South Africa must act decisively.

UNGA won’t discuss xenophobic attacks — Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister

The minister said the countries affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have the capacity to settle the issue within themselves.

Egypt on map

Egypt orders arrest of ex-Italian honorary consul over smuggling antiquities

Investigations revealed that Mr Skakal, along with Egyptian defendants, including the brother of a former minister, is involved in smuggling ancient Egyptian antiquities in diplomatic bags.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

Xenophobia: South African special envoy meets Buhari, apologises to Nigerians

Some Nigerians were among foreign nationals recently attack in South Africa.

Congo DRC map

36 people missing as boat sinks in DRC – Police

The boat filled with goods and passengers capsized at Mambutuka locality in Maluku commune.

Soldiers welcome Mugabe's body at the airport in Harare

Foreign leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Mugabe’s death has made some Zimbabweans question what Mnangagwa has achieved in his two years in power.

Solomon Gembeh, High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria

ECOWAS single currency will reduce dependency on the West – Envoy

President Issoufou Mahamadou, Chairman, ECOWAS Authority Heads of Government had said that implementation of the ECOWAS single currency in 2020 was a top priority under his leadership.

Soldiers welcome Mugabe's body at the airport in Harare

Mugabe: Thousands of Zimbabweans thronged Rufaro Soccer Stadium for funeral parade

Mr Mugabe died on September 6 at 95.

Mohammed Morsi [Photo Credit: www.thestar.com]

Egypt’s court hands 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentence, drops charges against Morsi

A life sentence in Egypt is 25 years in jail.

South Africa on map

Xenophobia: UN cautions South African leaders against inciting statements

“This should not be happening in the South Africa Mandela dreamt of.”

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

At least one killed, two injured in Mogadishu explosion

The IED attack follows a series of similar cases in Mogadishu in recent weeks since the death of City Mayor, Abdirahman Osman.

Morrocan map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Six killed in Morocco bus accident

According to local authorities in Morocco, 27 passengers were rescued, and search is underway for the missing.

Botwana declares drought [Photo: africanexponent.com]

Drought threatens to kill over 38,000 livestock in Botswana – Official

Prolonged and crippling drought is threatening to wipe out over 38,000 livestock, hippos in the north-western part of Botswana, as over 20 animals are dying every week.

Robert Mugabe, Ex-President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe declares days of national mourning for Mugabe

Mugabe, 95, died Friday morning in Singapore.

Multiple gold medallist and 800m and 1500m World Champion, Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya set for new career in football

According to a statement by her representatives, Semenya 28, has always had a love for football.

Flooded houses in Buzi, Mozambique after tropical cyclone Idai struck. [Photo: The Cpnversation - INGC (Mozambique) & FATHUM]

Why forecasting floods should be a global collaborative effort

The largest flood events in Africa often cross countries’ borders.

Robert Mugabe (Photo Credit: CNN)

OBITUARY: Robert Mugabe: ‘Power of Zimbabwe’ (1924 – 2019)

Mr Mugabe, described as a personality of ‘historical contradictions’ by many political analysts, died on September 6.

Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95. [Photo: The Conversation - EPA-EFE]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: from liberator to oppressor

Mr Mugabe, who died in Singapore aged 95, was ultimately ousted by his own armed forces in November 2017.

Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy

Support for democracy as the preferred form of government has fallen from 71% in 2013 to 46% in 2018, according to Afrobarometer, with only 33% agreeing that their country is a democracy.

Millions of people have been displaced from countries like Mali. Can a free trade zone create more security? [Photo: The Conversation - NICOLAS REMENE/EPA-EFE]

The African free trade zone can’t ignore continent’s security issues

Entering the African free trade zone requires nations to relinquish an important part of their sovereignty at a time when widespread violence is posing unprecedented challenges to state sovereignty.

Robert Mugabe, Ex-President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is dead

Mugabe died at the age of 95.

South Africa on map

Ethiopia urges South African gov’t to protect its nationals

Xenophobic attacks broke out in South Africa following a planned strike by truck drivers protesting the presence of foreign nationals in the trucking business.