Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

6 December 2019, 10:02 AM
Kenya’s public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an anti-corruption push last year.
Algerian protesters hold last Friday rally before election 6 December 2019, 7:23 PM

Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets on Friday, making a show of strength of their last weekly protest before a presidential election next week that they have rejected as meaningless.

Burundi ruling party militia forcing citizens to fund 2020 vote: rights group 6 December 2019, 3:16 PM

Burundi’s ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund 2020’s election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.

Abiy Ahmed
Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize: Nobel committee 5 December 2019, 9:26 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital.

Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5 000: WHO 5 December 2019, 3:29 PM

A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Duma Boko
Botswana elections were rigged, we have proof: Boko 5 December 2019, 12:20 PM

UDC’s leader Duma Boko says he is adamant that he has proof that the general elections that were held on October 23, 2019 were rigged.

Ramaphosa arrives in Ghana 5 December 2019, 9:58 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Ghana on a working visit.

Up to 57 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coast: UN agency 5 December 2019, 6:56 AM

Up to 57 people have died after a ship from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on Wednesday, the UN migration agency said.

President Ramaphosa arrives in West Africa 4 December 2019, 7:39 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in West Africa.

Greece rescues crew of Liberia-flagged vessel 4 December 2019, 2:04 PM

Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued the crew of a Liberia-flagged cargo vessel adrift in the Aegean Sea, coast guard officials said.

Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO 4 December 2019, 6:47 AM

Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 - mostly children in Africa - because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Sudan’s Prime Minister working to remove country from list of State Sponsors of Terror 3 December 2019, 9:36 PM

Sudan’s Prime Minister has begun a critical visit to the United States this week where he will seek a road map from Washington on ending decades of sanctions against his country.

Namibian state fishing firm suspends CEO in corruption scandal 3 December 2019, 8:42 PM

Namibia's state-owned fishing firm Fishcor has suspended its chief executive following media reports that he and other government officials conspired with Iceland's biggest fishing company to receive kickbacks in exchange for fishing rights.

UN sends troops to halt bout of ethnic violence in South Sudan 3 December 2019, 8:18 PM

The United Nations has sent a contingent of peacekeepers to an area of central South Sudan where about 80 people have been killed in a bout of fighting between two ethnic communities, the the UN and a local official said on Tuesday.

Henry Okah
Convicted Nigerian terrorist Okah awaits appeal results 3 December 2019, 4:36 PM

Convicted Nigerian terrorist, Henry Okah, will know the outcome off his application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence in two weeks’ time.

Lebanese salesman acquitted in case over $2 bln Mozambique loans 3 December 2019, 11:38 AM

A US jury on Monday cleared a lead salesman for a Lebanese shipbuilding company of charges that he helped to defraud US investors in bonds backed by the Mozambican government.

Government in Libya’s capital condemns deadly air strikes 3 December 2019, 8:06 AM

Libya's internationally recognised government on Monday condemned air strikes in the capital Tripoli and the southern desert which it said had caused civilian casualties, most of them women and children.

Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application 2 December 2019, 9:37 PM

 Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb.

DRC efforts to fight Ebola pay off 2 December 2019, 8:31 PM

A continental forum to assist the Democratic Republic of Congo's efforts against Ebola has attracted pledges worth $55 million, above its target. 

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom 2 December 2019, 2:48 PM

Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

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At least 24 killed in Tunisia bus crash 2 December 2019, 12:46 PM

At least 24 Tunisians were killed on Sunday after a bus crashed during an excursion in the northern town of Amdoun, the health ministry said.

At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church 2 December 2019, 7:06 AM

At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.

Cameroon separatists fire on passenger jet in northwest 1 December 2019, 9:25 PM

Separatist rebels fired on a Cameroon Airlines passenger jet as it approached Bamenda airport in the northwest of the country on Sunday morning, their leader told Reuters.

Suspected rebels kill 14 people in eastern Congo 1 December 2019, 5:49 PM

Suspected fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo on Friday, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.

Alassane Ouattara
Ivorian president says he will stand in 2020 election if former leaders run again 1 December 2019, 7:53 AM

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.

Geingob re-elected President of Namibia 30 November 2019, 11:29 PM

Dr Hage Geingob has won the Namibia's presidential election with 56.3% of the vote, according to results announced by the Electoral Commission of Namibia on Saturday. 

Namibia’s president thanks supporters for ‘re-election’ 30 November 2019, 6:51 PM

Namibia's incumbent President Hage Geingob has thanked his supporters for re-electing him, despite the country's Electoral Commission having not yet finalised the results.

Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial lecture: Samia Nkrumah calls for Africa to unite 30 November 2019, 6:01 PM

Chairperson of Ghana's Convention People's Party and daughter of that country's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, says the biggest challenge Africa is facing is its people rising against each other.

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic 30 November 2019, 4:32 PM

International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff.

President Hage Geingob of Namibia poses for a photograph before an interview with Reuters in central London.
Namibian leader Geingob takes big lead in presidential election 30 November 2019, 9:07 AM

President Hage Geingob faced nine challengers including Panduleni Itula, a dentist-turned-politician who is a SWAPO member but running as an independent.

Algerian protesters keep up pressure on authorities as vote nears 29 November 2019, 7:20 PM

Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be canceled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics.