Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba named as Congo prime minister

20 May 2019, 8:04 PM
Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, acareer politician and ally of former President Joseph Kabila, was appointed as Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister on Monday, the government said in a statement.
Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba shaking hands with Felix Tshisekedi
UN agencies worried about situation in Mozambique post-cyclone 30 April 2019, 2:22 PM

Spokespersons from various United Nations agencies express their concerns about the current situation in northern Mozambique, which has been hit hard by Cyclone Kenneth.

A fighter on a building
Libyan air strikes kill four, wound 37 30 April 2019, 10:08 AM

At least 278 people have been killed and more than 1,300 wounded in the clashes, according to a toll released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.

Sudanese demonstrators hold their national flag and chant slogans as they attend a mass anti-government protest outside Defence Ministry in Khartoum
Sudan protest group calls for strike amid transition stand-off 30 April 2019, 5:52 AM

The SPA, which spearheaded months of protests that led to the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir on April 11, is part of an opposition coalition that has held three meetings since Saturday with the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

Joseph Malanji
SADC Observation Mission to meet with Police Minister 29 April 2019, 9:22 PM

The SADC Election Observation mission to South Africa will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Police to gain clarity on the issue of security for the upcoming elections.

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Rain grounds Mozambique aid flights as cyclone death toll hits 38 29 April 2019, 5:05 PM

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death toll there jumped to 38.

38 killed as floods worsen in Mozambique after second cyclone 29 April 2019, 4:23 PM

Heavy rain battered northern Mozambique on Monday as residents and relief workers confronted the widespread devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth...

Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Burkina church attack 29 April 2019, 1:41 PM

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the formerly peaceful west African nation.

UN gives $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage 29 April 2019, 9:45 AM

The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region.

Heavy flooding in rural northern Mozambique 29 April 2019, 7:20 AM

Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth.

A member of the Libyan internationally recognised government forces fires during a fight with Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya.
Libyan forces push back against Haftar in house-to-house battles 29 April 2019, 5:49 AM

The battle for the capital has all but wrecked UN-backed efforts for a peace deal between the rival factions and threatened to further disrupt Libya’s oil industry.

Sudan protesters hail breakthrough in talks with army rulers 29 April 2019, 5:31 AM

Sudanese protesters on Sunday welcomed a breakthrough in talks with army rulers who agreed to form a joint civilian-military council, paving the way for the civilian administration demanded by demonstrators.

Yoweri Museveni and Emmerson Mnangagwa
Museveni calls for African leaders to unite 28 April 2019, 8:18 PM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says former British colonies such as Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa are still battling with the impact of colonialism on the issue of land.

Pope Francis
Pope appeals for evacuation of refugees in Libya camps 28 April 2019, 3:20 PM

Pope Francis called on Sunday for the evacuation of refugees held in detention camps in Libya as fighting there escalates.

Serious flooding in Mozambique due to Cyclone Kenneth 28 April 2019, 11:01 AM

Officials in Mozambique say serious flooding has begun in the north of the country following Cyclone Kenneth which hit the region on Thursday killing five people.

China’s vast investment in Africa hits a snag in Congo 28 April 2019, 8:24 AM

China's investment strategy of throwing money at developing countries appears to have hit a snag in the Republic of Congo as the central African nation is seeking an IMF bailout.

Rescuers struggle to reach Mozambique cyclone victims 28 April 2019, 7:30 AM

Thousands of people in remote areas of storm-lashed Mozambique were homeless Saturday and bracing for imminent flooding, food and water shortages as Cyclone Kenneth flattened entire villages, leaving rescuers struggling to reach them.

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US air strike kills three ISIS fighters in Somali region 27 April 2019, 8:17 PM

A US air strike killed three fighters from the Islamic State in the Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday, a US military official said, two weeks after the group's deputy leader was killed in a strike.

Abassi Madani
Exiled Islamist leader to be buried in Algeria 27 April 2019, 2:40 PM

Abassi Madani, founder of Algeria's banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), will be buried in the capital Algiers on Saturday days after his death in Qatar where he lived in exile, a security source said.

Migrants in Tripoli
‘They hit us with live ammunition’ – migrants in Libya share tales of abuse 27 April 2019, 11:50 AM

Migrants spoke out on Friday about the fierce attack on Qasr Ben Gashir detention centre, saying they were hit with live ammunition, leading to many deaths and injuries.

South Africans living in Kenya cast their votes 27 April 2019, 10:02 AM

South Africans living in Kenya have started voting at polling stations in the capital Nairobi for this year's national elections.

Lindiwe Sisulu
Sisulu thanks donors for assisting KZN flood victims 27 April 2019, 9:32 AM

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has thanked local and international donors who have contributed aid to the victims of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique 27 April 2019, 6:50 AM

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday.

Two dead after Moroccan air force helicopter crash 26 April 2019, 7:50 PM

A Moroccan air force helicopter crashed Friday in the disputed Western Sahara, killing two crew members, state news agency MAP reported.

Migrants in Libya shot as fighting rages between rivals: MSF 26 April 2019, 7:47 PM

Migrants and refugees have been shot and wounded in a detention centre south of Tripoli as Libyan fighters battle for control of the capital, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

Sudanese protesters perform weekly prayers amid sit-in 26 April 2019, 3:22 PM

Thousands of Sudanese protesters performed the weekly Muslim prayers outside army headquarters on Friday, a day after vast crowd of demonstrators flooded Khartoum to demand the military rulers cede power.

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique 26 April 2019, 12:30 PM

A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead.

Sadiq al-Mahdi
Sudan risks counter coup without deal on transition – opposition leader 26 April 2019, 6:11 AM

Sudan could face a counter coup if military rulers and the opposition do not reach agreement on a handover of power to civilians, leading opposition figure and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Thursday.

DR Congo arrests 11 over murder of doctor fighting Ebola 25 April 2019, 8:38 PM

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said they arrested 11 suspects Thursday in the murder last week of a doctor with the World Health Organization (WHO) who was fighting an Ebola outbreak in the country.

Libya asks UN to investigate Tripoli attacks 25 April 2019, 6:19 PM

Libya has asked the UN Security Council to dispatch a fact-finding mission to investigate attacks on civilians in Tripoli, according to a letter released Thursday.

Mozambique braces for Cyclone Kenneth 25 April 2019, 3:18 PM

A powerful cyclone was set to make landfall in northern Mozambique Thursday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, leaving hundreds dead and causing devastation.