Last PM under Gaddafi freed in Libya for ‘health reasons’

20 July 2019, 4:50 PM
Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya's last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli's justice ministry said on Saturday.
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Deadly land clashes brewing in central Nigeria 4 June 2017, 6:48 AM

Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria face arrest for declaring they would disregard laws enacted to curb fatal clashes between the cattle breeders and villagers.

Lesotho votes in third election in five years 3 June 2017, 3:11 PM

Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho cast ballots Saturday in an election expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability.

Network to push for empowerment of African women 3 June 2017, 10:14 AM

An African Women Leaders Network has been launched in New York to harness the wealth of African women’s experiences in inspiring the next generation of leadership.

Basotho queue to cast their vote 3 June 2017, 7:08 AM

More than 1.2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in nearly 3 000 voting stations in Lesotho.

It’s all systems go for Lesotho elections 2 June 2017, 8:18 PM

South Africa's High Commissioner to Lesotho Sello Moloto says there haven't been any earth shattering complaints during campaigning.

Lesotho elections: concerns over the role of army 2 June 2017, 3:21 PM

Concerns about the role of the army in Lesotho's elections on Saturday continue to linger.

Lesotho readies for elections 2 June 2017, 12:58 PM

The Lesotho capital Maseru is quiet on the public holiday preceding polling day on Saturday.

Over 40 migrants reported dead in Sahara after truck breakdown 2 June 2017, 7:24 AM

More than 40 West African migrants died in the Sahara desert this week after their truck broke down in arid northern Niger, the Red Cross told Reuters on Wednesday.

Tito Mboweni speaks about problems in ANC, remodeling of AU 1 June 2017, 8:46 PM

ANC NEC Member and former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni says the party's National Executive Committee and the top six must do much better.

Lesotho ready to elect new government 1 June 2017, 7:38 PM

As the countdown begins towards the closure of election campaigns in Lesotho, Basotho nationals are gearing up to elect a government.

Botswana Lerala Diamond Mine shuts down 1 June 2017, 4:54 PM

Australia's Kimberley Diamond Ltd (KDL) has shut its Lerala Diamond Mine in Botswana citing weak market conditions, leaving 130 workers unemployed, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

Nigeria’s Senate passes bill to crackdown on money laundering 1 June 2017, 6:14 AM

Nigerian lawmakers passed a bill aimed at cracking down on money laundering by urging foreign countries where currency crooks are hiding to cooperate in prosecuting them.

Not enough funds to fight persisting hunger in Somalia: WFP 31 May 2017, 9:50 PM

The World Food Programme is urging for more funding to fight the deepening hunger and nutrition crisis in Somalia where more than half the 12 million population.

Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speaker questioned over arms cache 31 May 2017, 8:18 PM

Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said on Wednesday

Dozens of migrants rescued from burning rubber dinghy off Spain 31 May 2017, 8:08 AM

Dozens of migrants were rescued at the weekend after jumping from a rubber dinghy that had burst into flames as they tried to get to Spain across the Mediterranean Sea.

Highest court determines anti-Mugabe pastor’s fate 31 May 2017, 6:09 AM

The case of the Zimbabwean pastor accused of prophesying the imminent death of President Robert Mugabe will now be heard before the Constitutional Court.

Nigerian refugees strain Boko Haram-hit northeast 31 May 2017, 6:08 AM

Thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram have returned home from Cameroon in recent weeks, piling pressure on aid agencies.

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not 30 May 2017, 9:14 PM

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country.

Zimbabwe police roadblocks will be dealt with: Tourism Minister 30 May 2017, 5:47 AM

Zimbabwe’s Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi on Monday said that he wanted the numerous police roadblocks, that tourists to the country said were “a nuisance”, to be addressed.

Kenya political parties begin campaigning ahead of general elections 29 May 2017, 4:06 PM

Campaigning has officially kicked off in Kenya ahead of 2017 general elections scheduled for August.

Biafra’s military veterans: no regrets, 50 years on 29 May 2017, 7:23 AM

Gabriel Ukuwagi was only 14 when he joined the Biafran army in 1967 to fight against Nigeria in a combat that was a foregone conclusion.

Lesotho’s new political ‘kids on the block’ hold final rallies 28 May 2017, 7:53 PM

Lesotho’s new political kids on the block held their final rallies in Maseru ahead of the June 3 poll.  

Commonwealth observers in Lesotho for elections 28 May 2017, 12:28 PM

Commonwealth observers have arrived in Lesotho ahead of the June 3 elections and they will be on the ground until the 8th of June.

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Calls made for Africa to take its place in the world 27 May 2017, 9:33 PM

As the African continent wraps up Africa Month, calls have been made to Africans across the continent to position Africa as the alternative voice at the time where the Western powers are divided.

Godi urges Africans to embrace their heritage 27 May 2017, 5:14 PM

Leader of the African People's Convention, Themba Godi, says it is important that Africans embrace their heritage and history.

Frozen indelible ink delays voting in Lesotho 27 May 2017, 4:09 PM

Frozen indelible ink has delayed the opening of some voting stations in Lesotho due to the cold weather.

Egypt launches air raids in Libya after Christians killed 27 May 2017, 6:32 AM

Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.

[WATCH]Prof Mamdani delivers Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture 26 May 2017, 7:06 PM

Professor Mahmood Mamdani delivers the 8th annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture.

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt 26 May 2017, 7:05 PM

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24.

Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found 26 May 2017, 4:45 PM

Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered.