Italian with coronavirus in Nigeria was not isolated for almost 48 hours

29 February 2020, 3:00 AM
An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria’s first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days, traveling through Lagos and visiting another state before being isolated.
Afonso Dhlakama laid to rest 10 May 2018, 6:02 PM

Mozambique Renamo leader and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama was laid to rest at his remote birth village Magunde in Sofala Province.

32 dead after Nakuru dam collapsed 10 May 2018, 3:44 PM

At least 32 people are now confirmed dead and hundreds of families displaced after the walls of a dam in Nakuru county, broke its walls following heavy rains.

Legal battle to have Grace Mugabe’s immunity nullified 10 May 2018, 3:09 PM

The Commission for Gender Equality has joined the DA and the civil rights group Afri-Forum in demanding that diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe's former first lady be declared unlawful.

Young women changing the face of African media 10 May 2018, 7:32 AM

A new generation of 30-somethings with brilliant careers, feminist convictions and, above all, confidence, are spearheading an assault on African media, using social networks as a launchpad.

Dhlakama: Mozambique rebel leader turned politician 9 May 2018, 9:09 PM

Afonso Dhlakama lived in a secret location and led armed fighters against the Mozambique government — but on Wednesday he was given an official memorial service and praised by the president. He died of a suspected heart attack last week among his Renamo troops in his Gorongosa bush hideout, marking the end of his decades […]

Benin opposition politician goes to African court 9 May 2018, 8:49 PM

Benin opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon on Wednesday took the country’s government to court, demanding nearly $990 million in damages after a string of arrests and prosecutions. One of the failed presidential candidate’s four lawyers, Julien Bensimhon, told the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, that his client needed its protection. Benin’s […]

ICC seeks UN help in arresting 3 Libyan fugitives 9 May 2018, 8:05 PM

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor requested help from the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to arrest three fugitives in Libya, including military strongman Khalifa Haftar and a son of the late leader Moamer Kadhafi. During a UN Security Council meeting, Fatou Bensouda noted that ICC investigators had traveled to Libya in March for […]

Mandla Mandela calls for rotational leadership in PAP 9 May 2018, 6:21 PM

New member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Chief Mandla Mandela says incumbent PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang and those who have already been president should withdraw from the race and give a chance to those from the North and South.

Medical doctor still imprisoned for insulting president of Zambia 9 May 2018, 12:27 PM

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Kwalela Kafunya, a medical doctor who is entering his second year in prison in Zambia on charges of "insulting the president Edgar Lungu.”

Mugabe to testify on Zim diamond corruption 9 May 2018, 10:00 AM

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to appear before a mines and energy committee in Parliament.

Zimbabwean lawmakers call for abortion reform 9 May 2018, 9:04 AM

Abortions are only allowed in Zimbabwe if a woman’s life is in danger, if there is a risk that the child will be “seriously handicapped” or if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest.

Designer pushes Nigerians to revive, promote local leather industry 9 May 2018, 8:35 AM

The second edition of the Lagos Leather Fair recently opened in Nigeria's commercial capital, attracting various traders, exhibitors and buyers

Zimbabwe parliament delays Mugabe’s questioning on diamond revenue 8 May 2018, 5:07 PM

Former President Robert Mugabe will not appear before Zimbabwe’s parliament as scheduled on Wednesday to answer questions on diamond mining operations, a legislator said. Temba Mliswa, who leads the parliamentary committee on mines, said the clerk of parliament hadn’t written to Mugabe to invite him to appear. “It has been delayed but that resolution still […]

DRC confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected 8 May 2018, 4:54 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the northwestern town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research, Jean Jack Muyembe, said on Tuesday. A source at the ministry of health also said two cases had been confirmed and added […]

A general view of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam.
No breakthrough in Ethiopian dam talks, Egypt says 8 May 2018, 8:21 AM

Technical talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a disputed dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river failed to make a breakthrough, Egypt’s foreign minister said on Monday.

No ‘half-naked’ female students in library: Zambia university 7 May 2018, 9:31 PM

Zambia’s leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library “half-naked”, suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts. A notice stuck in front of the main library at the University of Zambia, the country’s biggest institution of learning with over 35,000 students, urged female students to dress “modestly” when […]

UN expresses concern over surge in violence in South Sudan 7 May 2018, 9:04 PM

The United Nations has voiced concern over a surge in violence in three states in South Sudan ,renewed fighting in parts of the country has escalated.

“Burundi referendum will proceed smoothly” 7 May 2018, 6:31 PM

Burundi's Ambassador to South Africa Isaie Ntirizoshira has assured the international community that the 17 May referendum in his country will proceed smoothly.

South Sudan vice president formally rejoins ruling party 7 May 2018, 4:50 PM

South Sudan's vice president, former rebel Taban Deng Gai, on Monday formally folded his party into the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) of President Salva Kiir.

PAP should be at the forefront to fight corruption across Africa 7 May 2018, 1:54 PM

Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat says the Pan African Parliament should be in the fore-front of fighting corruption across Africa, including the ever increasing illicit flow of money in the continent.

Toddler eaten by leopard in Uganda’s national park 7 May 2018, 11:40 AM

Ugandan authorities were on Monday hunting for a leopard that snatched and ate the three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Referendum in Burundi could extend presidential term 7 May 2018, 11:17 AM

Campaigning is under way in Burundi for a referendum later this month that could extend the presidential term to seven years from the current five. If the vote goes through, incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza, would be free to run for office again in 2020. He has been in power since 2005 and would then rule […]

Four SA MPs promise an effective PAP 7 May 2018, 9:58 AM

All four new members of the Pan African Parliament from South Africa say that at the end of their tenure, the PAP will be more prominent and recognised on the continent. NCOP Chair Thandi Modise, Thoko Didiza and Mandla Mandela, all from the ANC, and EFF Leader Julius Malema will be sworn in as new […]

WATCH: PAP sixth Ordinary Session 7 May 2018, 9:21 AM

The sixth ordinary Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament, PAP, has started  in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.

Mozambique’s Alfonso Dhlakama to be remembered 7 May 2018, 8:53 AM

A memorial service will be held for Mozambique's late opposition leader, Alfonso Dhlakama, in Beira on Wednesday.

45 dead as militia, bandits clash in northern Nigeria 7 May 2018, 8:50 AM

Fighting between armed bandits and militiamen left 45 dead in northern Nigeria, police and a local militia said Sunday, amid escalating rural violence often involving cattle rustling, robbery and kidnappings.

Five MPs to be sworn in as PAP members 7 May 2018, 7:53 AM

Five MPs which include the Economic Freedom Fighters’s leader Julius Malema, NCOP Chairperson Thandi Modise, Thoko Didiza, Mandla Mandela and Santosh Vinita are to be sworn in as members of Pan African Parliament on Monday. 

PAP to elect its President 6 May 2018, 7:13 PM

African Union Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat is in the country to open the sixth Ordinary Session of the Fourth Sitting of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand on Monday.

Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island 6 May 2018, 3:48 PM

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP on Sunday.

Party supporter waves Tunisian flag
Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections 6 May 2018, 7:18 AM

Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.