Guinea-Bissau Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

18 January 2020, 11:07 AM
The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.
Zambian High Commissioner dismisses Kaunda’s death claims 20 July 2017, 6:02 PM

Zambian High Commissioner, Emmanuel Mwamaba, has dismissed social media rumours that founding President Kenneth Kaunda has died.

Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised 20 July 2017, 10:20 AM

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalized.

Zim elections body needs US$274m for 2018 polls 19 July 2017, 8:18 AM

Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Rita Makarau, Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai

Rwanda’s essential oils offer big profits from little land 19 July 2017, 5:36 AM

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6 million hectares (6.4 million acres).

Kenya celebrates International Mandela Day 18 July 2017, 7:46 PM

In Kenya, the South African High Commission, the United Nations and the USIU – Africa spent their afternoon at a local primary school cleaning.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions 18 July 2017, 6:02 AM

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks.

King Letsie III’s 54th birthday a cultural extravaganza 17 July 2017, 9:28 PM

Lesotho King Letsie III has celebrated his 54th birthday in Mafeteng.

Kenyans want leaders to emulate Mandela 17 July 2017, 7:12 PM

Kenyans from all walks of life want their leaders to emulate former South African President Nelson Mandela's style of leadership.  

King Letsie III celebrates 54th birthday 17 July 2017, 12:03 PM

Lesotho King Letsie III and Queen Masenate have arrived at the Leshoboro stadium in Mafeteng for celebrations to mark the Kings 54th birthday.

Over 80 feared dead as overcrowded boat sinks in DRC 17 July 2017, 6:14 AM

At least 81 people are feared dead after an overcrowded boat sank in the Kasai River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking 16 July 2017, 7:02 PM

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday.

Eight killed in stampede in Senegal 16 July 2017, 9:06 AM

At least eight people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital Dakar during a match between two local teams, the Sports Minister said.

Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities Abidjan, Korhogo 15 July 2017, 6:08 PM

Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korhogo in the early hours of Saturday, but were repulsed, a senior military official said.

Zimbabwe’s first lady injures ankle in “freak” car accident 15 July 2017, 4:05 PM

The accident occurred as the First Family was about to leave the airport for the residence

Rains fail again in East Africa, hunger on the rise: UN 15 July 2017, 8:02 AM

Rains have failed for a third consecutive season in East Africa, wilting crops, killing livestock and entrenching a long drought that has pushed millions into hunger.

Two German tourists stabbed to death on Egyptian beach 14 July 2017, 8:32 PM

An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four other foreigners at a popular seaside vacation spot on Friday, officials and witnesses said.

Egypt police shot dead near capital 14 July 2017, 12:32 PM

Assailants killed five Egyptian policemen in a shooting south of Cairo on Friday, in the latest of a series of attacks targeting the country's security forces, the interior ministry said.

UN pays tribute to Masire 14 July 2017, 5:43 AM

The UN General Assembly has paid tribute to Botswana’s late President Sir Ketumile Masire as one of Africa’s most influential presidents.

Egypt churches suspend activities for security reasons 13 July 2017, 10:15 PM

Egypt's Coptic and Evangelical Churches have suspended some of their activities for security reasons after a spate of jihadist attacks, church officials said on Thursday.

Kenyans back reduction of state officers’ salaries 13 July 2017, 2:44 PM

Kenyans have backed the decision by the country’s salary and remuneration commission to reduce salaries for state officers including the president.

Toll hits 19 from Nigeria suicide attacks: police 13 July 2017, 11:18 AM

Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after four female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, police said.

Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW 13 July 2017, 6:28 AM

The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow.

UN identifies 38 mass graves in Congo’s Kasai region 12 July 2017, 7:24 PM

The United Nations has identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region.

Buhari still recovering in London 12 July 2017, 7:10 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating fast from illness and will return home shortly, his Deputy Yemi Osinbajo said on Wednesday.

Malawi hails Madonna at opening of new hospital 12 July 2017, 6:48 AM

Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James.

Ocean pollution fast becoming a threat to fishing industry 11 July 2017, 8:52 PM

Ocean pollution is crippling communities and economic growth of countries who rely heavly on fishing for an income.

Numsa protest outside Zambian embassy over ‘Lungu dictatorship’ 11 July 2017, 6:01 PM

Numsa on Tuesday marched to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, demanding urgent steps to foster democracy in Lusaka and respect for human rights and press freedom.

South Sudan’s women deminers brave danger 11 July 2017, 8:45 AM

Margret has decided that South Sudan is not a place to raise children, but she is changing this for future generations.

Grenade attack kills eight in Burundi village, police say 10 July 2017, 4:54 PM

A grenade attack killed eight people and wounded 50 others in a village in Burundi's northern Kayanza province late on Sunday, police said.

Heavy clashes break out east of Libya’s capital 9 July 2017, 8:46 PM

Heavy clashes erupted on Sunday between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local reports.