Africa

African Development Bank

African Development Bank Group becomes shareholder in AFC

The Bank Group’s investment in Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) will enable both institutions to accelerate infrastructure development and delivery on the continent.

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Trans-Saharan roads: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years – Fashola

The trans-saharan roads will pass through six countries, namely Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria, and Mali.

Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (file photo). (Photo: Pradeep.Ramgoolam/Wikimedia Commons)

Incumbent Mauritius PM Wins Five-Year election mandate

In January 2017, the Mauritius PM was chosen as the next Prime Minister by his father and leader of the coalition government.

Uganda

Six killed in Uganda lightning strike

“The group had spent the night in prayers for a bereaved person when the incident happened,’’

President Mokgweetsi Masisi

Mokgweetsi Masisi sworn in as new Botswana president

Mr Masisi’s party, BDP, won the October 23 vote after securing 38 of the 57 seats in the National Assembly.

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (Photo Credit: France 24)

Tunisian PM sacks Foreign, Defence Ministers

Minister of Justice Kamel Jamoussi will act as interim Defence Minister while Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji will be the interim minister of foreign affairs.

Photo: GCIS/Flickr Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe briefs the media on the gazetting of the Mining Charter in 2018.

South African minister denies bribing journalists to make story about sex life disappear

The journalists apparently had to withhold a story about a love triangle involving him, finance minister Tito Mboweni and Lerato Habiba Makgatho.

Benin Flood

29 people die in Kenya floods

Almost 12,000 people have been displaced due to flooding, which has particularly affected the north and east of Kenya.

South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

The DA, the ruling African National Congress’s (ANC) main challenger, took 20 per cent of votes in elections earlier this year, down from 22 per cent during the previous elections in 2014 .

Elephant (Photo credit: trueactivist.com)

100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak

Botswana is home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, around 130,000.

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Cameroon needs Russian armoured personnel carriers, helicopters to deal with Boko Haram – Ambassador

These vehicles could help prevent fatalities from roadside mines installed by the Boko Haram militant group, according to the diplomat.

Lake Victoria [PHOTO CREDIT: World Atlas]

Four Tanzanian fishermen drown in Lake Victoria

The fishing boat capsized after water had filled in it through a hole that the fishermen did not notice, Mr Ndaki told a news conference

DR Congo

Ebola: Death toll rises to 2.150 in DR Congo

Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention put the death toll at 2,133 early October.

‎Guinean President, Alpha Condé

Five reported dead in protests against Guinea President Conde’s third term bid

Citizens of the West African country fear that 81-year old President Alpha Conde, who has already served two terms (10 years), wants a third term

Power cut

South Africa hit by power cuts after Eskom generators breakdown

They were the first nationwide power cuts in around six months in South Africa which has become used to blackouts due to technical and financial problems at Eskom

Map of Cameroon

Four kidnapped, 11 injured in Cameroon separatist attack

Four of the injured workers on a rubber plantation of state-owned Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) were rushed to the hospital early Tuesday with life-threatening wounds.

Tunisia on map. [Photo credit: TravelsFinders.Com]

French tourist stabbed to death in Tunisia

This is the second stabbing attack in Bizerte in less than a month.

Ethiopian on map

Armed attack in Ethiopia leaves 16 dead

Seven out of the 16 dead were women and children.

Algerian protesters [Photo: bbc.com]

Algeria’s protesters march against ruling elite as elections approach

The weekly demonstrations have dropped in size from hundreds of thousands in the Spring to tens of thousands now, but are still a challenge for the authorities ahead of the December 12 vote.

Robert Mugabe, Ex-President of Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s family planning to build museum at his rural home

Mr Mugabe died in Singapore aged 95 on September 6 this year and was declared a national hero.

AU-building [PHOTO CREDIT: Face2Face Africa]

Ethiopian official urges African countries to benefit from ties with China

The official says China is exemplary in areas such as modern agriculture and Africa should tap into China’s expertise for further development.

Sahle-Work Zewde [Picture: The Star, Kenya]

Ethiopia to launch first-ever satellite in December

President Sahle-Work Zewde says the satellite will be launched with the support of Chinese government.

Algeria on map

Algeria protesters demand army quit politics

The demonstrations in the capital Algiers and several other cities follow a ruling by a prominent independent cleric this week.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency in November — Official

Zimbabwe’s last currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, became moribund in 2009 following a spell of hyper-inflation and was replaced by a basket of multi-currencies which included the U.S. dollar

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

900 homeless in South Africa after fire disaster

The cause of the fire disaster on Monday night is not yet known.