Africa

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, Abdulrahman Suwar Al-Dahab,

Former Sudanese president Suwar Al-Dahab dies in Riyadh

The former military officer led his country to democratic rule in 1986.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI[Photo Credit:Aljazeera]

Real reason Morocco wants to join ECOWAS – Spokesman

The north African country explains why it wants to join a west African bloc.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government

At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.

Uganda

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.

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Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks

The court sentences another 19 to life imprisonment

Mohammed Dewji, Africa's youngest billionaire [Photo: The Straits Times]

Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania

Mr Dewji is ranked 17th by Forbes on its list of Africa’s billionaires.

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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

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.

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South African finance minister resigns

The president has named former South African central bank governor, Tito Mboweni, as new finance minister.

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UN chief urges peaceful, free, fair elections in Cameroon

Nine candidates are contesting the elections to the country’s highest body on Sunday.

Lightning (Photo Credit: CNN)

Lightning kills 3 children, injures 72 others in Uganda

The lightning struck a primary school in the northwestern part of the country.

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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.

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

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.

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Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare

A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi suspends all international non-governmental organisations

There are about 130 international NGOs in the east African country.

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Zambia increases fuel pump prices

Petroleum price increased from 13.75 Zambian Kwacha per litre to 16.06 Kwacha (1.3 U.S. dollars) per litre.

South Sudan on map

Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for South Sudan

“Since South Sudan wants to share from our experience, we will support where we can, and pray hard for your stability.”

African Development Bank

AfDB to invest $24 billion in African agriculture

Statistics shows that the number of hungry people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

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.