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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Africa’s youth unemployment a ‘ticking bomb: Obasanjo 19 May 2017, 9:00 AM

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned of the growing number of unemployed youth in African countries, saying it is a ticking bomb about to explode.

Newly appointed cabinet in DRC took office 18 May 2017, 7:38 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo's newly appointed cabinet under Prime minister Bruno Tshibala took oath of office on Tuesday, but was met with jeers from opposition members.

Christian Council of Lesotho wants PM to sign election pledge 18 May 2017, 4:19 PM

The Christian Council of Lesotho is disappointed that the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have not signed a pledge to accept the results of the June 3rd poll.

Alone in Maiduguri: the orphans of Boko Haram 18 May 2017, 7:37 AM

There are thousands of children orphaned by Boko Haram Islamists now living in the capital of Borno state, in northeast Nigeria.

SADEC, North Africa call for rotational PAP presidency 17 May 2017, 8:47 PM

The highly contested presidency continues to be a source on concern by members at the Pan African Parliament.

Christian sect members attack Congo prison, free leader – govt 17 May 2017, 7:12 PM

Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader on Wednesday attacked the prison in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo where he was being held, freeing him and about 50 other inmates.

Nigeria’s $450 million white elephant 17 May 2017, 8:46 AM

Tinapa should be a showcase of Nigerian dynamism, a commercial hub for West Africa raking in millions of dollars, but 10 years later the resort in southeast Nigeria is a ghost town.

Zimbabwe vows to support Lesotho in upcoming elections 16 May 2017, 9:40 PM

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe and the SADC region will help Lesotho during the upcoming elections.

PAP grants Palestine observer status 16 May 2017, 9:37 PM

In what was described as a step in the right direction for the recognition of Palestine's self-determination, the Pan African Parliament (PAP) has granted the territory an observer status.

Presidential term extensions a democracy issue in Africa 16 May 2017, 5:05 PM

The African Union Commission says the extension of presidential term limits is a growing threat to democratic rule on the continent.  

Latest White Paper outlines plans for immigration policy 16 May 2017, 8:32 AM

Home Affairs has outlined its plans of overhauling its immigration policy in its latest White Paper on International Migration.

Expert cautions Nigeria against partnering with European airlines 16 May 2017, 7:06 AM

Tourism expert Ikechi Uko has cautioned Nigeria’s federal government against partnering with European airlines in running its proposed national carrier.

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s two main cities 15 May 2017, 11:15 AM

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities - Abidjan and Bouake - witnesses said.

EU says Africans must demand more accountability from leaders 14 May 2017, 9:41 PM

The EU parliament has appealed for strengthening of Africa's legislative organs like the PAP.

480 African migrants rescued by Italian coastguard 14 May 2017, 12:12 PM

Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean as the attempted crossing from North Africa, with seven bodies also recovered.

Ebola outbreak in remote part of DRC 13 May 2017, 8:30 PM

The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11 300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mutinous soldiers cut off Ivory Coast’s second city 13 May 2017, 3:02 PM

Disgruntled soldiers cut off access to Ivory Coast's second largest city, Bouake, and gun fire rattled in other towns on Saturday as protests over a pay dispute extended into a second day.

At least one dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo 13 May 2017, 9:06 AM

At least one person has died from the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenyan surgeons restore dignity back to female mutilation victims 12 May 2017, 3:41 PM

The operation is, according to the doctors, expected to reduce pain and complications during childbirth, help the women feel sexual pleasure and even restore their identity.

African countries need unity to prosper: Zuma 12 May 2017, 6:06 AM

Africa can achieve its developmental goals and objectives if the countries on the continent work together, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

EU ready to work with African countries 11 May 2017, 9:27 PM

The European Union says it’s ready to cooperate with African countries in stemming the illicit financial flows from the continent.

SA, Tanzania reinforce cooperation 11 May 2017, 3:25 PM

President Jacob Zuma and his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli have vowed to reinforce cooperation between their countries to benefit their citizens.

EU committed to aiding Africa deal with migration 11 May 2017, 6:12 AM

The European Union says it's committed to helping African states deal with the root causes of migration.

SA, Tanzania to elevate political, economic relations 10 May 2017, 5:07 PM

South Africa and Tanzania are set to elevate their political and economic relations to a higher level .

Ramaphosa assures of stability in Lesotho ahead of elections 10 May 2017, 7:45 AM

SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident security issues will be properly handled during the upcoming snap elections in Lesotho.

Trial of Burkina Faso’s ex-leader, ministers begins after delays 9 May 2017, 9:05 PM

A trial of Burkina Faso's former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet began on Monday after delays, with the court dismissing calls from the defence to cancel the proceedings.

First AU Foundation auction held in Zimbabwe 9 May 2017, 8:09 PM

The first batch of cattle donated by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the AU Foundation has been auctioned in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

DR Congo police surround opposition HQ in ‘tomb row’ 9 May 2017, 4:13 PM

100 riot police surrounded the main opposition party HQ in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa on Tuesday, party spokesman claimed authorities wanted to stop them building a tomb for their late leader.

Mugabe off to Singapore for medical check-up 9 May 2017, 7:45 AM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has travelled to Singapore for what his government calls "a routine medical check-up".  

More than political will needed to boost intra-Africa trade 8 May 2017, 9:41 PM

Intra-Africa trade has continuously been touted as one of the ways in which the continent can build itself from within and fight poverty.