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.
Ethiopia to free opposition leader, hundreds of others 15 January 2018, 6:06 PM

Ethiopia's government announced Monday it would release hundreds of criminal suspects awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina.

Liberia’s ruling party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win 15 January 2018, 7:40 AM

Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah.

Protests erupt in Tunisia after two days of calm 15 January 2018, 6:33 AM

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures. After nearly a week of at times violent protests, police used tear gas against dozens of young protesters in the Ettadamen district of Tunis […]

Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to stop blaming western sanctions for failures 14 January 2018, 8:37 PM

New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has asked his country's citizens to focus their energies on creatively leveraging available human and natural resources to steer growth and development, rather than on blaming the western sanctions for its failures.

Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf 14 January 2018, 4:21 PM

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat. Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the party’s allegations that she […]

Angola’s Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies 14 January 2018, 6:54 AM

The first major scalp claimed by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco in his war on corruption and nepotism was that of his predecessor's daughter, who was sacked as head of the state oil company.

Morocco repatriates its last migrants from Libya 13 January 2018, 6:03 PM

Morocco on Saturday said it has started the third and final operation to repatriate its nationals stranded in Libya, a stepping stone to illegal migration to Europe.

Kenyan President hails ANC milestone 13 January 2018, 7:38 AM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says that his and other parties on the continent have a lot to learn from the 106- year-old African National Congress.

Gambia ‘suspends political events’ over clashes 12 January 2018, 7:58 PM

The Gambia has suspended permission for rallies and other public political events after clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.

Kenyatta arrives in East London ahead of ANC celebrations 12 January 2018, 2:38 PM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in East London ahead of the ANC's 106 birthday celebrations to be held at the Absa stadium on Saturday.

Swazi editor flees to SA after critical story on King Mswati 12 January 2018, 2:24 PM

Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to South Africa after he received death threats, following a story he wrote about Swaziland’s absolute monarch King Mswati III’s alleged shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, the Source media outlet reported.

Nigerian president criticised for failing to halt ethnic violence 12 January 2018, 9:12 AM

Ahead of presidential elections in February 2019, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused by critics of failing to get tough with ethnic Fulani herdsmen as ethnocentric violence in Nigeria ratchets up.

Hundreds arrested in week of Tunisia unrest as clashes continue 12 January 2018, 6:46 AM

Sporadic unrest continued to shake parts of Tunisia Thursday, as authorities said more than 600 people had been arrested in a week of protest as anger at austerity measures boils over on the streets.

Gabon president defends constitutional change after parliament gives okay 11 January 2018, 9:23 PM

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday defended a plan to change the constitution after the fiercely-contested draft cleared a key hurdle. Parliament on Wednesday approved a raft of changes that the opposition has slammed as a power grab, and the draft now goes to the constitutional court for its approval. Under the changes, the president […]

SA, Kenya aim to boost cooperation, inter-trade relations 11 January 2018, 9:15 PM

South Africa and Kenya want to boost cooperation and inter-trade relations between the two countries.

Zuma, Kenyatta hold bilateral talks 11 January 2018, 5:30 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta will address this year's ANC NEC meeting, which is ongoing in East London during his visit to South Africa later this week.

Grace Mugabe ‘boo boy’ Charumbira gets liberation hero status 11 January 2018, 2:44 PM

A Zanu PF activist who led a group of people who booed former First Lady Grace Mugabe during the ruling party’s youth rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo last year has been granted liberation hero status following his death in a car accident this week. Magura Charumbira, who was 34 and Zanu PF Bulawayo […]

200 people arrested in Tunisia clashes, army deployed 11 January 2018, 12:05 PM

More than 200 people have been arrested, and dozens of police hurt, during clashes between security forces and protesters in Tunisia as anger over price hikes spilt over into unrest,

Tunisia arrests 237 in clashes with protests as Jewish school gets attacked 10 January 2018, 9:11 PM

Tunisian police arrested 237 people, including two Islamists, for attacking police stations and government buildings and for vandalism in anti-government protests, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, as a Jewish school was attacked. Demonstrations broke out in the North African country on Sunday spreading since then to more than 20 towns as people protest against […]

Kenyatta to address ANC’s 106th anniversary 10 January 2018, 8:21 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta will address the African National Congress’ (ANC) 106th anniversary meeting in East London during his visit to South Africa later this week.

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast’s second city 10 January 2018, 6:02 PM

Soldiers in Ivory Coast’s second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday. The soldiers, who were involved in a series of mutinies last year that tarnished the image […]

Survivors, coastguard say dozens of migrants missing off Libya 10 January 2018, 7:48 AM

Survivors from a boat that foundered off Libya’s coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were feared dead, while the coastguard said the number of missing might be as high as 100.

Power outage hits Kenyan capital Nairobi, parts of Uganda 9 January 2018, 9:56 PM

A major power blackout hit Kenya’s capital Nairobi and its central, western and coastal regions on Tuesday, while several parts of neighbouring Uganda also had an electricity outage. “A technical hitch emanating from our transmission system has led to loss of electricity to parts of the country this evening,” Kenya Power said in a statement. […]

Mnangagwa warns against awarding degrees to unqualified candidates 9 January 2018, 5:44 PM

As debate continues to rage on the authenticity of former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe's PhD, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned against the awarding of degrees to unqualified candidates.

Zuma to host Kenyatta 9 January 2018, 3:26 PM

President Jacob Zuma will host his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Durban on Thursday. This is Kenyatta's first working visit to South Africa since his inauguration on 28 November last year.

Communal violence kills 83 in Nigeria since Dec. 31 8 January 2018, 5:04 PM

At least 83 people have been killed in communal violence in Nigeria since Dec. 31, government and police officials said, much of it involving clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers. The killings endanger efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to bring security and stability to Nigeria – a central pledge of his campaign for […]

Cross over night murder: Alleged suspects killed in gun battle with Army 8 January 2018, 7:15 AM

The Nigerian Army says it has killed Don Waney and two others alleged to have masterminded the murder of 23 worshippers at Omoku town, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Government Area of Rivers.

Egypt’s Shafiq will not stand for president in 2018 7 January 2018, 6:59 PM

Former Egyptian Premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

At least 25 dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya: rescue charities 7 January 2018, 8:30 AM

At least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 migrants, ran into trouble, two rescue organisations said Saturday.

Zimbabwean court grants former ministers bail 6 January 2018, 6:33 PM

A Zimbabwean court has granted bail to two ex-ministers who served in former President Robert Mugabe's government. Walter Mzembi and Samuel Undenge were arrested on Friday.