Kenya police officers among ten killed in bus attack

7 December 2019, 2:52 PM
Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office said on Saturday.
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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months 18 February 2018, 7:16 AM

A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister said on Saturday (February 17), as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa’s second most populous nation. Outbreaks of violence had continued in parts of the country and the government was banning […]

Tsvangirai’s body repatriated to Harare 17 February 2018, 8:19 PM

The late leader of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been repatriated to Harare.

Lesotho Govt refutes claims of harbouring Ajay Gupta 17 February 2018, 8:13 PM

The Lesotho government has rubbished claims that Ajay Gupta is in the country and that the Prime Minister is hosting him at State House.

Ethiopia’s state of emergency to last 6 months 17 February 2018, 6:18 PM

Ethiopia has announced that a state of emergency in the country will last for six months. It comes after the east African nation's Prime Minister resigned.

Five killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC 17 February 2018, 5:25 PM

Five people were killed Saturday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's chronically troubled east, officials said.

Lesotho investigates claims of Ajay Gupta being in the country 17 February 2018, 11:23 AM

The Lesotho government has alerted its National Security Services to investigate allegations that fugitive Ajay Gupta is in that country.

‘Bandits’ kill dozens in northern Nigeria: police, locals 17 February 2018, 9:31 AM

Dozens of people were killed when an armed gang opened fire on locals in northern Nigeria, police and residents said Friday, in the latest violence to hit West Africa's largest economy. 

Lesotho government denies claims of hosting fugitive Ajay Gupta 17 February 2018, 8:13 AM

The Lesotho government has rubbished claims that Ajay Gupta is in the country and that the Prime Minister is hosting him at State House.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency 16 February 2018, 9:26 PM

Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country. The ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met on Friday and decided to impose emergency rule, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. The announcement did not […]

Mitiga airport, Libya’s only fully operating airport in the capital Tripoli.
Tripoli airport to be closed from Midnight to morning 16 February 2018, 7:45 PM

Mitiga airport, Libya’s only fully operating airport in the capital Tripoli, has announced that it will be closing its airspace for six hours, from midnight to 6am, for the next three months, the Libya Herald reported on Friday.

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Tsvangirai to be laid to rest on Monday 16 February 2018, 7:06 PM

Zimbabwe's late MDC-T leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will be laid to rest in his home village of Buhera on Monday.

Mourners visit Tsvangirai’s home 16 February 2018, 2:27 PM

A handful of mourners visited late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's residence on Friday to console his family members and pay tribute.

Boko Haram suspect convicted for Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping 16 February 2018, 10:40 AM

Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for participating in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014, Reuters reported.

UN has evacuated a thousand African refugees from Libya 16 February 2018, 10:35 AM

The UN refugee agency has evacuated more than a 1 000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya since November and is working on long-term and realistic solutions for them in third countries.

No national hero status for Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai 16 February 2018, 8:20 AM

The late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not be accorded national hero status, according to Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Ramaphosa sends condolences to Tsvangirai’s family 16 February 2018, 6:41 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe on the passing of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Chamisa to lead MDC after Tsvangirai’s death 15 February 2018, 8:57 PM

Nelson Chamisa is the interim President of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), following leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death on Wednesday night.

Tsvangirai was committed to bringing change: Mbeki 15 February 2018, 7:46 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says the best way Zimbabweans can honour late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai would be by addressing the country's challenges through the implementation of the 2008 Global Political Agreement.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister resigns 15 February 2018, 5:51 PM

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday that he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairperson of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF).

General Electric looks to invest in Zimbabwe energy sector 15 February 2018, 4:56 PM

US-based multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) has set its sights on investing in Zimbabwe’s energy sector, specifically its Batoka Hydro Power plant project.

Kenyatta lauds Zuma for enhancing SA-Kenya relationship 15 February 2018, 2:19 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has saluted former President Jacob Zuma for enhancing the relationship between Kenya and South Africa.

Tsvangirai died with family by his bedside 15 February 2018, 8:46 AM

The family of Zimbabwean veteran opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai say they were at his bedside over the past week.

Cosatu shocked following Tsvangarai’s death 15 February 2018, 8:28 AM

Trade union Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says they are saddened to hear about the death of Zimbabwean former prime minister and main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Zimbabweans mourn Tsvangirai’s death 15 February 2018, 6:41 AM

Zimbabweans are mourning the death of former prime minister and main opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies 14 February 2018, 9:41 PM

Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said.

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Thousands flee to Uganda from DRC 14 February 2018, 3:46 PM

The United Nations Refugee Agency has reported that over 22 000 people have fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring Uganda as ethnic violence in the north-east of Congo surges.

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UN Security Council hears of voter fraud in DRC 13 February 2018, 5:52 PM

An international human rights watchdog has told the UN Security Council that potential voter fraud during the voter registration process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)could undermine upcoming elections in December.

SANDF probes sexual misconduct by South African peacemakers in DRC 13 February 2018, 10:37 AM

Four allegations of sexual misconduct against women and a 17-year-old boy by South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being investigated by the South African National Defence Forces .

UN concerned about allegations against SANDF 13 February 2018, 6:19 AM

The United Nations has expressed its grave concern over allegations against four SANDF peacekeepers that stand accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in addition to a separate case of physical violence perpetrated against a 17-year old boy in the DRC.

Gaddafi’s son allowed to run for president: Parliament’s Speaker 12 February 2018, 5:55 PM

Saif Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has the right to run for president as he was pardoned after the adoption of the country's amnesty law, speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa told Sputnik on Monday.