Africa

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak highlights failure to invest in infrastructure, health system – Amnesty International

Initial cases of cholera were reported in Gweru and Harare last month and the capital is now the worst affected area.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi bans UN experts who uncovered rights abuses

UN found proof of summary executions, arbitrary detentions, torture, sexual violence and forced disappearances in 2017 and 2018.

Ethiopia on map

New Year: Ethiopia releases 8,875 prisoners

Presently, the country is celebrating the arrival of 2011.

South Africa on map

20,336 murders recorded in S/Africa from 2017 to 2018 – Minister

Murders of women and children have increased.

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20

The large scale and severity of the outbreak has been attributed to poor sanitation among others.

Ethiopia/Eritrea border

Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders celebrate peace, new year at ‘war-raged border’

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited their troops stationed at Bure.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan inaugurates new leaders

The appointments were made to tackle the country’s growing economic crisis.

Fake nails, eye lashes banned in Tanzanian parliament

The ban would also apply to visitors to parliament.

Zimbabwe opposition leader to be inaugurated as ‘people’s president’

Mr Chamisa lost the July 30 election to incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Zimbabwe to clear $1.8 billion World Bank, AfDB debts

The government says it plans to remove Zimbabwe’s quasi currency bond note as part of currency reforms.

Egypt on map

UN condemns Egyptian death sentences on Muslim Brotherhood

Security forces killed up to 900 mostly unarmed Muslim Brotherhood members in the massacre in 2013.

Egypt on map

Court confirms death sentence on 75 Egyptians over 2013 sit-in

Among the accused in the case is award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, who was on Saturday given five years in prison.

Robert Mugabe, Ex-President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says now accepts Mnangagwa as legitimate president

Mr Mugabe again denied that he had planned to install Grace as his preferred successor.

Rwanda on map

Rwanda’s parliamentary elections free, fair – AU

More than seven million registered voters participated in the legislative elections.

China Premier, Xi Jinping

China to invest N2.16 trillion in Africa in three years

The new investment drive is one of the outcomes of the just concluded summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

U.S. to begin drone attacks on Sahel militants – Report

The attacks will be launched from Niger republic.

Libya on map

France pledges to assist Libya conduct peaceful elections

Paris also “calls on the international community, regional organisations and all the friends of Libya to join their efforts in this direction.”

Kenyan police apologise over arrest of Chinese journalists

Officers on Wednesday raided the CGTN’s offices in Nairobi and detained some staff.

President Adama Barrow of Gambia

The Gambia president tells China previous Taiwan ties a ‘huge mistake’

China resumed ties with Gambia in 2016.

South- Sudanese Army[Photo Credit: Red Pepper Uganda]

South Sudanese govt ordered to pay $4,000 to each foreign aid workers raped in hotel raid

The case was widely seen as a test of will by the government to bring accountability in the military.

Al-Shabab

Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

Al Shabaab fighters also shot two people dead in the Wardigley district in Somalia.

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing Museveni re-election bid

The move to amend the Ugandan constitution last year drew widespread opposition and violent protests.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi still committing crimes against humanity — UN

A UN report blames President Pierre Nkurunziza

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Zambia dismisses reports of Ebola outbreak

The government says the suspected patient who was quarantined at the hospital has no Ebola but septicemia.

South African parliament [Photo: Northern Natal Courier]

South African Parliament to finalise probe into Guptas’ naturalisation

The Guptas are accused of conniving wth ex-president Jacob Zuma to steal public funds.