Tourists to Sao Tome and Principe, a scattering of islands off the coast of western equatorial Africa that once served the slave and sugar trades of Portuguese colonial rulers, are rare.
Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that many deaths were likely preventable.
The Ethiopian Government, on Wednesday, ordered the release of all its political prisoners and the closure of its notorious Maekelawi prison camp.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as “barbarism”.
Sudanese refugees who fled fighting in Darfur are going back home from neighbouring Central Africa Republic (CAR) where they have lived for the last 10 years.
Gunmen killed at least 14 churchgoers returning from a midnight service on Monday in Nigeria's Rivers State, a police source told AFP, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region.
Two women of the 700 persons rescued from Boko Haram insurgents have delivered at a military holding facility in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Division, Col. Timothy Antigha, disclosed in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Antigha said that over 700 persons abducted by Boko Haram insurgents had […]
Some Zimbabwean nationals who have crossed into South Africa through the Beit Bridge border post near Musina in Limpopo say they hope that the New Year will bring positive changes to their country.
Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said. “The death toll is now 36,” said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome, explaining the initial toll of 30 had risen, “after six passengers succumbed to […]
Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.
Congolese security forces shot dead two men on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, Human Rights Watch said. Catholic activists had called for protests after Sunday mass, one year after Kabila committed to holding an election to choose his successor by the end of 2017 – an election […]
Crisis-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo was bracing for fresh unrest on Sunday after the country's influential Catholic church vowed to defy a protest ban and hold a "peaceful march" to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leave office.
Thousands of supporters of newly elected President George Weah waited all day outside his Monrovia's Party headquarters on Friday to get a glimpse of their chosen leader.
A planned demonstration against Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila organised by Catholics has been banned a day before it was to take place in the capital, Kinshasa’s governor said Saturday. “The city does not have sufficient numbers of police officers to supervise this march,” Governor Andre Kimbuta said. “Therefore, I do not recognise […]
Lesotho Special Permit applicants who have not yet collected their permits will not be allowed back in South Africa from the 1st January, 2018. Those who have slips and are awaiting the actual permits are requested to collect them at the Lesotho High Commission. Lesotho nationals working, studying or running businesses in The Republic of South […]
Thousands of supporters of newly elected President George Weah waited all day outside his Monrovia's Party headquarters on Friday (December 29) to get a glimpse of their chosen leader.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has said he will support 2018 elections in the war-torn country, but also implied he would seize power if the polls did not occur.
Monrovians flooded the streets to celebrate the victory of former soccer star George Weah on Thursday.
Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia’s presidential election run-off with 61.5 percent of the vote, based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday. The announcement by commission chairman Jerome Korkoyah means Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia’s president next month, […]
Zimbabwe's ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday.
Liberia on Thursday was set to learn the results of a landmark presidential poll pitting former football star George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power after decades and two devastating civil wars. Whoever wins will succeed the continent’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who […]
Zimbabwe's former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country's two vice presidents.
The first official results in Liberia's landmark presidential election are expected later on Thursday. The run-off vote on Tuesday was contested by football hero George Weah and current Vice President Joseph Boakai.
Former soccer star George Weah's camp said on Wednesday he was set to win Liberia's presidential election run-off against Vice President Joseph Boakai in the country's first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades.
The United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday.
Vote counting was under way in Liberia on Wednesday following a peaceful run-off election for a new president, pitting former international footballer George Weah against Vice-President Joseph Boakai.
Liberia went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that voters hope will mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades, despite it being tarnished by allegations of fraud. Former world footballer of the year George Weah is squaring up against vice president Joseph Boakai, with both men promising […]
Gunmen have killed 10 people in attacks on two Christian-dominated villages in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a hotbed of ethnic and religious strife, officials said Tuesday. On Christmas Eve, six people were killed when gunmen suspected to be ethnic Fulani Muslims stormed Ungwan Mailafiya, they said. The killings followed an attack in nearby […]
In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform.
Liberians go to the polls Tuesday to select either former international footballer George Weah or Vice President Joseph Boakai as their new president, in a vote that analysts say is too close to call.