Africa

Congo on Map

UN report describes horrors of Congo massacre with 535 dead

In one case, a child was thrown into a septic tank, and in another, a woman was raped after her child was decapitated and her husband killed.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan’s parliament cuts state of emergency to six months

President Omar al-Bashir declared a one-year nationwide state of emergency on February 22.

Protesters against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria judges refuse to oversee vote if Bouteflika participates

The military appears to sympathise with protesters, and says they and the people have a united vision of the future.

South Sudan on map

Sudanese opposition leader’s daughter jailed over protests

Mariam al-Mahdi was among a group of 19 arrested while demonstrating.

Ethiopian Airline

All 157 persons on board Ethiopian Airlines die in crash

There were 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the Ethiopian Airline

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South Africa’s net foreign reserves rise to $43.7bn

The central bank data showed that gross reserves also edged higher, rising to $50.836 billion.

Algeria protests (Photo Credit: Al Jazeera)

Algerians in fresh protests calling for Bouteflika to quit

Bouteflika’s opponents say he is no longer fit to lead, citing his health and a lack of economic reforms.

Zimbabwe borrows $985 million from African banks for imports – Official

Zimbabwe is in the grips of a severe dollar crunch and last month ditched a discredited 1:1 dollar peg for surrogate bond notes and electronic dollars.

Mahmoud Abu Zeid [PHOTO CREDIT: Middle East Online]

Egyptian photojournalist released after 5 years in jail

Shawkan was arrested while covering a demonstration in Cairo by supporters of deposed President Morsi.

South African preacher Alph Lukau in blue claimed he rose the man in the coffin from death (Photo ALPH LUKAU FACEBOOK)

Resurrection Scandal: South African pastor apologises for misleading public

The South African pastor admitted he lied to the public.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika [Photo Credit: The New York Times]

Protester dies in anti-government march in Algerian Capital

The protesters want Mr Bouteflika out of office.

South Africa on map

13 dead as car ploughs into minibuses in South Africa

The accident happened in Free State, a province in the country’s centre.

Omar Al-Bashir, Sudan President

Sudan: Thousands of protesters demand Al-Bashir’s resignation

Thursday’s mass demonstrations were in defiance of a state of emergency, imposed last week.

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South Africa moves to combat racism

The South African Human Rights Commission says it received 505 race-related complaints during the 2015/16 financial year.

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AU hails participation of young candidates in Nigeria

The head of mission commended the media’s role in the elections.

Zimbabweans queue outside banks as new currency begins trading

Zimbabweans queue outside banks as new currency begins trading

Zimbabwe’s central bank announced that it would scrap the peg between its quasi-currency bond note and the U.S. dollar.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian President

Egypt denies New York Times journalist entry

David Kirkpatrick was arrested on Monday after arriving at Cairo International Airport and sent back to London.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

Egyptian parliament votes to extend president’s term limits

If the proposed amendments is finally adopted, Mr al-Sissi can run for two more terms – six years each, potentially staying in power until 2034.

Egypt on map

Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing

At least five others are serving a 10-year sentence in the same case.

Djibouti (Photo Credit: Google Map)

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.

Uganda

13 quarantined in Uganda after contacting dead body suspected of Ebola

The people travelled to DRC’s Bunia hospital to repatriate the body of the deceased 46 year old male for burial in the eastern district of Tororo.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Soyinka, Falana, Femi Kuti, others petition against Uganda’s censorship law

The government is proposing regulations that include vetting new songs, videos and film scripts, prior to their release.

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102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy

Some 39 prisoners regained freedom following the intervention of the embassy.

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe: 15 killed in ruthless crackdown on protesters – Amnesty International

“The Zimbabwean authorities will never be able to convince anyone that the country is open for business if they continue to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize them.”

Uganda State Minister for Tourism Mr Godfrey Kiwanda with Ugandan models at the launch of ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ at a Kampala hotel on February 5, 2019. PHOTO | GODFREY LUGAAJU | NMG

Ugandan minister lists ‘sexy, curvy women’ as tourist attraction

Tourism is a top foreign exchange earner for Uganda.