Cameroon constitutional council dismisses petition for nullification of presidential poll
The Council had earlier dismissed 17 other petitions mostly for “lack of evidence and legal backing.”
Former Sudanese president Suwar Al-Dahab dies in Riyadh
The former military officer led his country to democratic rule in 1986.
Real reason Morocco wants to join ECOWAS – Spokesman
The north African country explains why it wants to join a west African bloc.
Internet connectivity triples in Africa amid rising cybercrime – AU
The first African forum on cybercrime is expected to focus on cybercrime policies and national legislations.
Rising hunger pushes Congo’s children into sex work, mines – Charities
Boys and young men are joining armed groups so that they can eat.
Liberia Charity Chief resigns after damning report on rape scandal
The report by ProPublica and TIME magazine claimed one of the promoters of women’s empowerment raped 30 girls.
Egypt remains Africa’s largest recipient of FDI, UNCTAD says
Overall, the global financial picture of FDI’s in the first half of 2018, was “gloomy”.
Egypt court upholds three-year jail term for ex-President Morsi
The court also confirms the same sentence for 19 other defendants in the same case.
New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government
At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.
Death toll in eastern Uganda landslide rises to 35
Torrential rains on Thursday triggered landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district, leaving scores of people dead.
Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks
The court sentences another 19 to life imprisonment
Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania
Mr Dewji is ranked 17th by Forbes on its list of Africa’s billionaires.
Egypt’s central bank signs $3.8bn finance accord with international banks
The transaction aims to achieve the bank’s objective of enhancing its liability management.
KFC runs out of chicken amid Zimbabwe’s new economic crisis
Zimbabwe, which has long battled economic woes, is experiencing a dire shortage of foreign currency.
UN chief urges peaceful, free, fair elections in Cameroon
Nine candidates are contesting the elections to the country’s highest body on Sunday.
Lightning kills 3 children, injures 72 others in Uganda
The lightning struck a primary school in the northwestern part of the country.
Mining firms say Zambia’s tax hike plan will ruin economy
Zambia said last Friday it will introduce new mining duties and increase royalties to help bring down mounting debt.
Zambia refunds UK money after complaints of misapplication
An official said the money, amounting to about 2.7 million British Pounds, was refunded on Monday.
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare
A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city
Burundi suspends all international non-governmental organisations
There are about 130 international NGOs in the east African country.
South African president appoints panel on land reform
Land remains predominantly in hands of the whites more than two decades after the end of apartheid , sparking discontent among the blacks.