Africa

Congo on Map

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

The peacekeepers’ patrol was attacked in the town of Ngadi by militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces.

South African trains collision (Photo Credit: BBC)

Two South African trains collide, about 100 injured

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

CROCODYLUS NILOTICUS

Crocodile eats mother, baby in Uganda

A 700-kilogramme crocodile which had eaten five people over the past five years was captured on Saturday.

China Premier, Xi Jinping

Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa

The financing will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies.

Libya on map

France, Italy, UK, U.S. condemn violence in Libyan capital Tripoli

“These attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities and hinder the ongoing political process are not acceptable.”

Journalists

Ghanaian journalist abducted, attacked – CPJ

“The attack on Jerry Azanduna is absolutely unacceptable and a stain on Ghana’s press freedom record.”

South Africa on map

South African trade union threatens to withdraw election support for ANC

“We want to put it unequivocally clear that we will find it very difficult to support the ANC in next year general elections if…”

Uganda

Uganda police arrest two lawmakers trying to leave country after torture allegations

The two were among a group of five lawmakers that were detained on August 13.

Ugandan military detains soldiers over beating lawmakers, journalists

Other soldiers are being held for roughing up journalists on Aug. 20.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

First christian female governor appointed in Egypt

Egypt has the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

Kenyatta and May

Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth

Kenya’s parliament retains interest rate cap against IMF wishes.

Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

Three killed in xenophobic-linked violence in South Africa’s Soweto – Police

The police also confirmed that 27 people have so far been arrested.

Mauritius joins Nigeria, others, becomes 30th shareholder of Africa50

Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa’s growth by developing and investing in bankable projects.

Namibia map

Germany returns skulls from colonial-era massacre to Namibia

Soldiers of German Kaiser Wilhelm slaughtered some 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama tribes of people in a 1904-08 campaign.

South Africa on map

One killed in anti-immigrant violence in Soweto – Police

Foreign shops were also looted in the Soweto violence

Kenyan soldiers used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kenya Insights]

Five soldiers killed in northern Kenya – Military

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Xi Jinping

China Africa’s largest trading partner for nine consecutive years — Official

In the past three years, China’s annual average direct investment to Africa stood at around three billion dollars.

Theresa May and Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa thanks May for returning sunken WWI ship’s bell

“We were extremely honoured to have been presented with the ship’s bell of the SS Mendi.”

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

South Africa’s ANC withdraws land expropriation bill passed in 2016

The bill enables the state to make compulsory purchases of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership.

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan army arrests soldiers over beating of lawmakers

The Parliament speaker had earlier called for the arrest of the indicted soldiers.

Kenya on map

Kenya’s deputy chief justice arrested on corruption allegations

The detention of Ms Mwilu was the highest profile since a series of corruption-related arrests began several months ago

China on map

China can’t be blamed for Africa’s debt – Official

“When it comes to the debt problem, there really is not that much Chinese debt in Africa.”

Algeria’s Bouteflika in Geneva for medical tests

The veteran Algerian leader has been in office since 1999.

South Africa on map

South Africa shelves nuclear power expansion plans until 2030 – Minister

The policy paper also showed that electricity demand on the grid has been declining.

Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia [Photo: African Arguments]

Ethiopia’s 2020 vote will be free, won’t be delayed by reforms – PM

Mr Ahmed has promised to give more room to opponents.