Africa

Congo on Map

Ebola cases in Congo jumps to 14

One person has been confirmed dead from the virus, but 25 people are suspected to have died from it.

Congo DRC map

WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo

So far 23 people have reportedly died from the disease in the country

Zimbabwean dollars

Britain offers $100m loan to Zimbabwe, first in over 2 decades

The loan will be for up to three years and can be used for capital expenditure or working capital.

Burundians vote in controversial referendum on presidential term limits

Three international broadcasters, including the BBC, have been banned.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak

A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya President signs controversial social media bill into law

Critics say the law could criminalise free speech.

Congo on Map

Ebola cases rise to 42 in Congo

The DRC ministry of health publicly declared the beginning of the EVD epidemic on May 8

South Africa on map

South Africa to implement national minimum wage in spite of opposition – Minister

Trade unions have lambasted the NMW which they label as “slavery wage.”

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Blind Zimbabwean sues electoral body over ballot papers

The blind voter is asking the court to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to provide ballot papers in Braille

South Africa on map

Trial of white farmer who forced black to eat faeces opens in South Africa

Harry Leicester, as well as his wife and son, faces possible charges of kidnapping and attempted murder

Rice farm

Trial of white farmer who allegedly forced black to eat faeces begins in SA court

“It is alleged that the farm in question has been the site of continuous human rights violations.”

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan medical union decries plan by government to import Cuban doctors

President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to the deal to hire the doctors in 2017

Congo DRC map

Ebola: WHO confirms 19 deaths in DR Congo

The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases.

Map showing Libya and Egypt

Libya to return bodies of 20 beheaded Egyptian Christians

The Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach in February 2015.

A mosque used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Encyclopedia Britannic

South Africa police confirm explosive device found at mosque

The mosque had earlier been attacked with one person killed.

Sudan on map

UN, rights groups mount pressure on Sudan to pardon teen bride for killing “rapist” husband

An Islamic court sentenced her to death.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo

He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak.

Congo on Map

British tourists abducted in Congolese Wildlife Park

Political instability in the country has caused rising violence in the province of North Kivu, where the park is located.

Sudan on map

Sudan releases 1,400 Ethiopians from jail

Some of the Ethiopians were detained in Sudan for illegal entry

Jammeh Yahya

Gambia begins selling off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt

Investigators have also sought to establish what wealth Jammeh may have stashed abroad.

South African police

South Africa police probe “extremism” element in mosque attack

The victim who died had his throat cut.

A mosque used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Encyclopedia Britannic

One killed as armed persons attack worshippers in South African mosque

The attackers slit the throat of three worshippers.

Lake-Chad

Why Lake Chad Basin governors’ forum was established — UNDP

The governors affirm commitment to use the platform to promote dialogue and regional stabilisation.

Death toll from burst Kenya dam rises to 32: Interior ministry

Death toll from burst Kenya dam rises to 32: Interior ministry

Even before the dam-burst, rains had killed 132.

Kenya on map

Kenya Flood: 132 killed, 222,000 displaced – Official

The East African nation has been experiencing unprecedented flooding in recent days.