Hundreds missing, 44 confirmed dead in Tanzania ferry sinking
Tanzania has been hit by several major ferry disasters over the years.
South Africa’s cabinet approves new mining charter
More details about the charter would be announced on Friday.
Rwanda discovers mass graves with bodies of 5,400 genocide victims
More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in only 100 days in 1994.
Uganda tightens security ahead of Bobi Wine’s return
Robert Kyagulanyi, a 36-year-old pop star, is widely seen as posing a significant challenge to Museveni, who has ruled since 1986.
Zambian President fires Minister over misuse of poor people’s fund
UK, Sweden and Finland suspended funding to the social cash transfer.
Zimbabwean President approves $64 million budget to fight cholera
Mr Mnangagwa recently declared the outbreak of the disease state of disaster.
UK, Finland halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse
The withdrawal of the funding will hurt the poor in the southern African country.
Ethiopian police arrest 269 over deadly attack on civilians
Twenty three persons were confirmed dead while 886 others displaced.
Kenyan official finds 12 dead babies after hospital ‘sting’
A doctor and two other staffers have since been suspended.
Uganda accuses EU parliament of meddling in its internal affairs
EU parliament to pass a resolution asking the courts of Uganda to drop charges against opposition politicians.
South Africa issues cholera alert after outbreak in Zimbabwe
16 people have died in the past week from a suspected cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe
IMF pledges support to Kenya as $990mn standby deal expires
Kenya had secured a six-month extension in March on the $989.8 million.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader postpones mock inauguration after cholera outbreak
Nearly 4,000 people have been infected with cholera.
U.S., UN sanction Libya’s militia leader over $1.4bn oil revenue loss
The sanction was in accordance with the UN listing.
U.S. sanctions to remain until Zimbabwe demonstrates reforms — Official
The official said U.S pressure on Zimbabwe remains in place.
President Kenyatta defies parliament, rejects bill delaying unpopular fuel tax
The president would reportedly address the country on the matter on Friday.
Loan: China not ‘Father Christmas’ to Africa — Envoy
The envoy said China loans only accounts for 8.5 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign debt profile.
South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign peace deal
The new agreement, mediated by Sudan, reinstates Reik Machar, a former vice-president, to his former role.
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.