Opposition parties in Botswana lambaste uneven playing field ahead of elections

15 October 2019, 11:27 AM
Opposition parties in Botswana are complaining that the playing field is not level in terms of political party funding in that country. This, as the country is ready to hold its general elections on Wednesday next week.
Windhoek to drill more boreholes, to address water crisis 4 February 2017, 7:49 AM

The Namibia capital Windhoek is still drilling more boreholes, to address the water crisis in the capital.

Angolan President to hand over reigns 3 February 2017, 5:11 PM

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed that he will not run in 2017 presidential elections.

AU launches public health agency for Africa 3 February 2017, 3:45 PM

The AU has launched an Africa-wide public health agency, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

Zimbabwe activist pastor charged with anti-government plot 3 February 2017, 10:44 AM

A Zimbabwean pastor at the centre of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe was charged on Thursday with plotting to overthrow the government and insulting the national flag.

UN court says it can rule on Somalia-Kenya boundary case 3 February 2017, 8:18 AM

The United Nations' highest court ruled on Thursday it has the authority to adjudicate in a maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia over stretches of the Indian Ocean.

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants attack police camp, 1 dead 2 February 2017, 8:59 PM

Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a police camp in the Mandera area on the border with Somalia.

In Congo, Tshisekedi’s death undermines chances of 2017 transition 2 February 2017, 7:14 PM

The death on Wednesday of Congo's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of President Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to force Kabila to quit power.

Gambia swears in new cabinet as EU pledges to release funds 2 February 2017, 4:44 PM

The Gambia has sworn in a new government.

Sudan to demolish 25 churches in Khartoum 2 February 2017, 1:59 PM

A pastor from the Evangelical Church in Sudan has lashed out at the Sudanese government, accusing Khartoum of violating religious freedom and targeting churches.

Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 2 February 2017, 7:16 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84.

UN Chief sees unity, cooperation as key to peaceful Africa 2 February 2017, 5:47 AM

The UN Chief says his visit to the AU Heads of State Summit allowed stakeholders to establish a higher platform of cooperation between the two organisations.

Lesotho Congress for Democracy SG has resigned 1 February 2017, 8:56 PM

The Secretary General of Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing's Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) has resigned and formed a new party, Movement for Economic Change.

Protest pastor arrested on return to Zimbabwe from US 1 February 2017, 8:23 PM

Zimbabwean pastor, accused of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe was arrested at the airport.

Some African leaders reject mass ICC withdrawal 1 February 2017, 12:00 PM

The non-binding decision to withdraw came Tuesday near the end of an African Union summit.

AU’s decision on Morocco difficult: Zuma 1 February 2017, 5:16 AM

President Jacob Zuma has described the African Union's decision on Morocco as difficult but necessary.

ANC bemoans AU decision to readmit Morocco 31 January 2017, 12:00 PM

The ANC has spoken out on the African Union’s decision to readmit Morocco back into the AU.

Drug resistant malaria a threat to Africa: British doctors 31 January 2017, 10:33 AM

Doctors are concerned that there's a new strain of drug resistance malaria.

UN will work hand in hand with the AU: Guterres 31 January 2017, 5:27 AM

New United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has committed to good working relations with the African Union.

AU challenged to put more effort in uniting Africa 30 January 2017, 9:55 PM

The African Union (AU) has been challenged to put more effort in uniting the continent by ending conflicts.

Chad’s Foreign Minister secures top post at African Union 30 January 2017, 5:15 PM

African Union leaders chose Chad's candidate to chair the 54-nation body on Monday.

New AU chair set to be announced 30 January 2017, 9:35 AM

The African Union Chairperson for 2017 will be announced on Monday.

Mogae laments ‘fragile’ South Sudan conflict 30 January 2017, 6:28 AM

The fighting that erupted in July in Juba South Sudan has reversed all the gains that have been made and now the country is back to square one.

AU mediator Mbeki says new constitution draft plans are set for Sudan 29 January 2017, 9:21 PM

Thabo Mbeki says after a marathon of discussions the government of President Omar al-Bashir and the opposition groups have agreed in principle to constitute an interim government.

SA President Jacob Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa 29 January 2017, 9:15 AM

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Ethiopia for the 28th African Union (AU) ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government.

Mbeki expresses optimism in Sudanese peace process 29 January 2017, 6:31 AM

African Union mediator in the Sudanese conflict Thabo Mbeki has expressed optimism about the peace process in the troubled country.

Officials arrive in Addis Ababa ahead of AU Summit 28 January 2017, 12:15 PM

Heads of state and government have started arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the African Union Summit.

Al Shabaab kills dozens of Kenyan troops in base raid 28 January 2017, 6:30 AM

Al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when the Islamist group attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Friday.

AU members to pay 0.2% levy on eligible imports 27 January 2017, 7:18 PM

Member countries to the African Union will be paying a 0.2% levy on eligible imports as a way to finance the organisation.

Starvation looms for 6 mln children in Horn of Africa 27 January 2017, 2:23 PM

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished dry lands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts.

Cameroon’s Camrail responsible for deadly train accident 27 January 2017, 7:06 AM

Cameroon's Camrail bears "total and entire responsibility" for a passenger train accident that killed at least 79 people in 2017.