Africa

Thomas Thabane

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.

Used Lead batteries [Photo: EarthMagazine.org]

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.

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

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.

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

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.

Province of Cabo Delgado

How gunmen burned down college in Mozambique

Unknown gunmen have attacked six communities and torched a teacher-training college in Quissanga district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, in the space of less than a week.

Ebola health workers in Congo

Ebola: Epidemic not over in DRC

New confirmed cases of Ebola and deaths are still being reported in the DRC

Kenyan police and intelligence officers are attending 12 weeks of counterterrorism training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in preparation for a new Joint Terrorism Task Force in Nairobi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website of the FBI]

U.S., Kenya set up joint terrorism task force

The task force will operate in Kenya. It is the first of such to be located outside the U.S., the statement said.

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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.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Buhari condemns external interference in Libya

“Nigeria joins in the urgent call for a new and fresh approach that truly reflects the paramount interests of the Libyan people.”

Buhari at AU summit [Photo: Presidency]

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).

Members of the executive council gather at the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall at the African Union Headquarters to conclude deliberations on the 2020 theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions For Africa’s Development. February 6, 2020. Photo: Samuel Ogundipe — Premium Times. - Armed Conflict

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.

Daniel arap Moi: the making of a Kenyan ‘big man’

Moi was not educated abroad, nor did he rise through the ranks of the military. He was from a small and relatively marginal community: the Tugen, a sub-group of the Kalenjin.

Thomas Thabane married his current wife some two months after his first wife Lipolelo's death Photo by Samson Motikoe AFP

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.

Kenya on map

Kenya’s former president Daniel Moi dies at 95

The former president assumed the position in 1978 and left in 2002, serving for 24 years.

Prison warders stand guard in Somaliland's new maximum security prison, Hargeisa, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, refurbished with money provided by the U.N. Officials hope the facility may be able to start taking Somali pirates convicted in other countries. (AP Photo/ Katharine Houreld)

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.

A file photo of a chaotic scene in Burundi used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: BBC.com]

EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections

The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.

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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.

Photo: Pixabay (File photo).

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.”

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

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 President Mahamadou Issoufou

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.

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Libya Crisis: EU’s Michel travels to Turkey, Egypt

Turkey and Egypt are backing opposing sides in Libya’s civil war.

UNHCR

UNHCR fired staff over refugee resettlement corruption

The UN Refugee Agency has also stepped up its disciplinary measures around the world.

Mali military

20 wounded in Mali rocket attack on UN base

Tensions regularly flare between armed groups and the government.