World Bank grants Tanzania $300m to support education sector
The bank says it has a huge programme to support various development projects in the social sector and infrastructure.
Ethiopia arrests intelligence chief – Attorney General
The arrest was part of such latest moves by government targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption.
Court sentences two Kenyan police officers to death
The decision is a fresh sign that authorities are getting tough on police brutality.
Zimbabwe invites bids for struggling national airline
Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors more than $300 million, was in October placed into administration to try and revive its fortunes.
South African Home Affairs Minister resigns amid sex tape scandal
The minister has been in the centre of the scandal around a leaked video in which he was captured during a sexual act.
Rival Libyan leaders meet for first time since May
The prime minister has endorsed a United Nations plan for an election in 2019.
Ebola outbreak in DRC conflict zone ‘remains dangerous, unpredictable’ – UN
Since the outbreak began in August, there have been 308 cases and 191 deaths.
Tanzanian authorities detain media activists – CPJ
We are concerned for the safety of our colleagues Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who were detained while legally visiting Tanzania.”
Armed men release 78 child hostages in Cameroon, two teachers held – Priest
A principal and one teacher are still being held.
Cameroon’s President Biya, 85, sworn into office for another seven years
Mr Biya has been in power since November 1982.
81 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon
Most of the students kidnapped were students of Form Five preparing for the GCE O’ Level.
Ethiopia officially launches visa-on-arrival scheme for all Africans
The African Union urges all African countries to issue visas on arrival as of 2023.
Public hearings show support for land expropriation — South African parliament
Attempts to redistribute land from whites to blacks since the end of apartheid in 1994 have often failed.
Ethiopia gets first female supreme court president
Ethiopia is the third country in Africa – after Rwanda and Seychelles – to have its cabinet split equally between men and women.
Zimbabwean ruling party warns opposition against “treasonous” utterances
The MDC on Saturday held its 19th anniversary commemorations during which its leader was reportedly installed as state president.
Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president
Ms Zewde was elected in by members of parliament.
AfDB gives South Sudan $43.5 million to fight hunger
About 4 million people have been displaced internally and externally since conflict broke out in the country in 2013.
Sudan’s prime minister announces 15-month emergency economic reform plan
Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011.
South Sudan rebel leaders to attend peace day celebrations October 30
The event is packaged to celebrate the peace deal signed by the government and the rebel leaders.
Africa’s youngest billionaire freed by kidnappers – Police
Mohammed Dewji was freed unharmed.
Kenya’s ex-sports minister charged over Rio Olympics graft
The trial will be held next month.