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.
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.
20,336 murders recorded in S/Africa from 2017 to 2018 – Minister
Murders of women and children have increased.
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 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.
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.
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.
UN condemns Egyptian death sentences on Muslim Brotherhood
Security forces killed up to 900 mostly unarmed Muslim Brotherhood members in the massacre in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gambia president tells China previous Taiwan ties a ‘huge mistake’
China resumed ties with Gambia in 2016.
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.
Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders
Al Shabaab fighters also shot two people dead in the Wardigley district in Somalia.
Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing Museveni re-election bid
The move to amend the Ugandan constitution last year drew widespread opposition and violent protests.
Burundi still committing crimes against humanity — UN
A UN report blames President Pierre Nkurunziza
South African Parliament to finalise probe into Guptas’ naturalisation
The Guptas are accused of conniving wth ex-president Jacob Zuma to steal public funds.