WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity

22 November 2019, 6:39 PM
About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
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Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest 23 September 2017, 4:01 PM

A Nigerian journalist was detained for reporting that relief materials were allegedly being diverted from a camp for flood victims, his employers and police said Saturday. More than 100 000 people were forced to flee their homes in early September following floods in central Benue state, prompting authorities to set up makeshift camps to distribute […]

Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates 22 September 2017, 4:28 PM

Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring DRC entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday.

Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates 22 September 2017, 4:28 PM

Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6 000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday. Thousands of people have been killed and more than one million forced to flee their homes in the DRC’s eastern Kasai region since […]

Re-election is a judicial coup: Kenyatta 22 September 2017, 6:57 AM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court ruling that annulled his victory as a judicial coup that stole democracy from the people. This after a detailed Supreme Court ruling indicated that the Electoral Commission had committed illegalities and irregularities by running an election that was not transparent and verifiable. Kenyatta faces a rerun […]

Re-election is a judicial coup: Kenyatta 22 September 2017, 6:57 AM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court ruling that annulled his victory as a judicial coup that stole democracy from the people.

Kenyan court finds no evidence of vote rigging 21 September 2017, 10:50 AM

Kenya’s Supreme Court says it did not find evidence of vote rigging and that no official of the electoral commission was criminally culpable for the illegalities and irregularities that led to the nullification of the polls. The court also said it did not find any offence committed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Opposition leader Raila Odinga […]

Kenyan court finds no evidence of vote rigging 21 September 2017, 10:50 AM

Kenya's Supreme Court says it did not find evidence of vote rigging that led to the nullification of the polls.

Trump deeply disturbed by Congo, South Sudan violence 21 September 2017, 6:06 AM

United States President Donald Trump says he is deeply disturbed by the on-going violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He was speaking at a luncheon hosted for African leaders on the side-lines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Trump called on petroleum company Sasol to continue […]

Trump deeply disturbed by Congo, South Sudan violence 21 September 2017, 6:06 AM

United States President Donald Trump says he is deeply disturbed by the on-going violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lesotho govt criticised for shutting down a private station 20 September 2017, 8:30 PM

The government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private station that is seen to be anti-government. However, the government has defended its decision citing the current security volatility as the sole purpose of its drastic action on Moafrika FM Radio. Pictures of the Chief Editor of Moafrika FM, Candy Ramainoane […]

Lesotho govt criticised for shutting down a private station 20 September 2017, 8:30 PM

The government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private station that is seen to be anti-government.

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it nullified elections 20 September 2017, 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court in Kenya is giving a detailed ruling on why it nullified the 8 August presidential elections, which it declared neither transparent nor verifiable. The court has so far said Kenya’s Electoral and Boundaries Commission failed to verify the results of the election before announcing them. The commission was also unable to explain […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it nullified elections 20 September 2017, 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court in Kenya is giving a detailed ruling on why it nullified the 8 August presidential elections, which it declared neither transparent nor verifiable.

Lesotho govt accused of media censorship 20 September 2017, 12:55 PM

The Government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private radio station that is seen to be anti-government. But the government has defended its decision citing the current security volatility as the sole purpose of its drastic action on Moafrika FM. Pictures of the chief editor of Moafrika FM, Candy Ramainoane, […]

Lesotho govt accused of media censorship 20 September 2017, 12:55 PM

The Government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private radio station that is seen to be anti-government.

African leaders address UN on several issues 20 September 2017, 9:21 AM

Several African leaders addressed the United Nations Secretary General Assembly on wide range of issues, including the empowerment of women, the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, United Nations reform and the tensions on the Korean Peninsular. Africa’s first women President gave her final address to the General Assembly before she […]

African leaders address UN on several issues 20 September 2017, 9:21 AM

Several African leaders addressed the UN Secretary General Assembly on wide range of issues, including the empowerment of women, and the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Kenyatta’s supporters protest negation of elections 19 September 2017, 6:06 PM

Hundreds of supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyattas’ have held demonstrations outside the Supreme Court in Nairobi to protests the ruling which annulled the August election. They have accused the court of stealing their electoral victory. The protests come amid three petitions filed with the Judicial Service Commission seeking the removal of the Chief Justice. […]

Kenyatta’s supporters protest negation of elections 19 September 2017, 6:06 PM

Hundreds of supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta have held demonstrations outside the Supreme Court in Nairobi to protests the ruling which annulled the August election.

Conflict around fresh presidential elections in Kenya 18 September 2017, 8:20 PM

Kenya‘s electoral officials are battling to resolve sticky issues around fresh presidential elections slated for 17 October. This is amid reports that the date may now be changed. French biometrics firm, Safran Morpho, which provided the technology used in the August polls is also asking the electoral commission to push the polls ahead by a […]

Conflict around fresh presidential elections in Kenya 18 September 2017, 8:20 PM

Kenya's electoral officials are battling to resolve sticky issues around fresh presidential elections slated for 17 October.

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry 18 September 2017, 7:16 PM

A sudden decision forcing all Congolese nationals to travel on biometric passports from next month has provoked a backlash from lawmakers already vexed by revelations about the documents’ high cost. Even though Democratic Republic of Congo sits near the bottom of the U.N. Human Development Index, the passports it introduced in 2015 are among the […]

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry 18 September 2017, 7:16 PM

A sudden decision forcing all Congolese nationals to travel on biometric passports from next month has provoked a backlash from lawmakers already vexed by revelations about the documents' high cost.

Ugandan women fear serial killer on the loose 18 September 2017, 4:53 PM

Ugandan women are living in fear for their lives as a suspected serial killer continues to mutilate and kill mostly young females in the Wakiso District in the centre of the East African country. Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday says at least 20 women had been found dumped in two areas of Wakiso District […]

Ugandan women fear serial killer on the loose 18 September 2017, 4:53 PM

Ugandan women are living in fear for their lives as a suspected serial killer continues to mutilate and kill mostly young females in the Wakiso District.

Week of clashes in Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50 000 18 September 2017, 8:31 AM

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50 000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in. Spokespersons from the two regions told regional news outlets that at least 50 people were killed. Each side blames the […]

Week of clashes in Ethiopia kill 50, displace 50 000 18 September 2017, 8:31 AM

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday.

DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees 17 September 2017, 8:37 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende also claimed that many of those killed during the clashes were members of an “armed group”, without providing details. The UN’s MONUSCO peacekeeping mission […]

DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees 17 September 2017, 8:37 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that it had opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years in Qatar spy case 17 September 2017, 4:39 PM

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following […]