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.
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.
17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident
Two bodies have been recovered, while no fewer than 15 passengers are still missing.
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 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.’’
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.
Cyclone idai: Nigeria to assist in reconstruction of Mozambique
Nigeria donates relief material and cash to the Mozambican government.
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.
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.
South Africa: Ruling ANC Remains Ahead in Election Results
South Africans voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.
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
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.
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.
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 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.