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.
Two South African trains collide, about 100 injured
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
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.”
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 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.
First christian female governor appointed in Egypt
Egypt has the largest Christian community in the Middle East.
Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth
Kenya’s parliament retains interest rate cap against IMF wishes.
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.
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.
One killed in anti-immigrant violence in Soweto – Police
Foreign shops were also looted in the Soweto violence
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.
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.”
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 army arrests soldiers over beating of lawmakers
The Parliament speaker had earlier called for the arrest of the indicted soldiers.
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 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.”
South Africa shelves nuclear power expansion plans until 2030 – Minister
The policy paper also showed that electricity demand on the grid has been declining.
Ethiopia’s 2020 vote will be free, won’t be delayed by reforms – PM
Mr Ahmed has promised to give more room to opponents.