Former Sudan president sentenced to two years in detention

14 December 2019, 5:00 PM
A Sudanese court has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years in detention, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest.
Sudan discussing cash transfers to poor as part of food subsidies plan: Prime minister 5 November 2019, 8:55 AM

Sudan is discussing several scenarios such as cash transfers for poor people to accompany planned subsidies for food and other basic goods, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Monday.

African women wage war against challenges 4 November 2019, 5:53 PM

African women have waged war against various challenges they face on the continent.

Egypt forces say they killed 83 militants in Sinai 4 November 2019, 2:32 PM

Egyptian security forces have killed 83 suspected militants in operations in central and North Sinai over the past month, the military said on Monday.

Ethiopia PM Abiy says death toll from protests rises to 86 4 November 2019, 12:04 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country’s progress.

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African Women in Dialogue on ways to move the continent forward 3 November 2019, 7:38 PM

One thousand women from across the continent are converging on South Africa from Monday for African Women in Dialogue, talking about women empowerment, and peace and security.

Pope prays for the victims in Ethiopia 3 November 2019, 4:21 PM

Pope Francis offered his prayers on Sunday for the victims of violence in Ethiopia. The violence, which is along ethnic and religious lines, remains a big challenge.

People walk past a campaign poster for presidential election in Algiers, Algeria.
Five candidates to contest Algeria’s presidential election 3 November 2019, 7:22 AM

Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote.

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Attack on army post in Mali claims over 50 lives 2 November 2019, 6:27 PM

About 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali on Friday the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country's military in recent memory.

Attackers kill three in heavily guarded district of Bujumbura 2 November 2019, 3:50 PM

Gunmen wearing police and army uniforms killed three people and injured three others at a bar in a heavily guarded neighborhood of Burundi’s biggest city Bujumbura late on Friday, police and residents said.

Climate change effects see 80 elephants perish in Zimbabwe 2 November 2019, 2:16 PM

Authorities in Zimbabwe say at least 80 elephants have died in the country over the past two months. Hundreds more have died in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia.

Botswana’s Masisi to focus on job creation, corruption 1 November 2019, 8:41 PM

Botswana's newly inaugurated President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government's fifth administration will focus on job creation and fighting corruption.

At least 78 people killed in Ethiopian protests last week: Prime minister’s office 1 November 2019, 5:23 PM

At least 78 people were killed during protests in Ethiopia last week over the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister’s spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Thousands rally to support Guinea’s president, call for referendum 1 November 2019, 4:40 PM

A warm welcome home from Russia for Guinea's President Alpha Conde. Tens of thousands of his supporters thronged the capital Conakry on Thursday.

More than 30 000 people left homeless in flooding in Central African Republic 1 November 2019, 3:12 PM

The International Red Cross said on Thursday that more than 35,000 people had lost their homes in Central African Republic (CAR) floods with at least 5 people were killed as a direct result.

Several African heads of state attend Masisi inauguration 1 November 2019, 11:15 AM

Several Heads of State from different African countries have attended the inauguration of Botswana's fifth president Mokgwetsi Masisi a short while ago.

Botswana’s Masisi to be inaugurated as president on Friday 1 November 2019, 6:00 AM

Mokgweetsi Masisi will Friday morning be inaugurated as Botswana's fifth President. He follows in the footsteps of Sir Seretse Khama and Sir Ketumile Masire.

Motsepe-Radebe wants investigations done in both Botswana and SA 31 October 2019, 8:25 PM

Businesswoman, Bridgette Radebe, wants investigations conducted in Botswana and South Africa after she was accused by Gaborone of being involved in a plan to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Zimbabwe government workers plan pay protest as economy slumps 31 October 2019, 6:11 PM

Government workers in Zimbabwe on Thursday announced plans for a “massive” protest march next week to press for higher wages, as the finance minister said the economy would in 2019 fall into recession for the first time since 2008.

Nigeria lifts suspension of two aid groups in northeast: Minister 31 October 2019, 2:28 PM

Nigeria has temporarily lifted a suspension of the operations of two aid groups, Mercy Corps and Action Against Hunger, in the country’s northeast, the minister of humanitarian affairs said.

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni.
WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns 31 October 2019, 10:27 AM

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has infected over 3,000 people and killed more than 2,000 since August last year. It is the second-worst outbreak after one in West Africa between 2013 and 2016.

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election win 31 October 2019, 10:18 AM

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.

Twelve Niger soldiers killed in probable Boko Haram attack 31 October 2019, 5:38 AM

Twelve soldiers in southeastern Niger were killed and eight wounded in an overnight attack by gunmen likely belonging to Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.

South Sudan’s Machar urges delay to unity government as peace efforts stall 30 October 2019, 10:29 PM

South Sudan’s main opposition accused the government on Wednesday of failing to push through a peace deal and called for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration, casting a shadow over efforts to end years of fighting.

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Uganda coffee farmers fear bitter taste after proposed bill 30 October 2019, 6:24 PM

Uganda's government has tabled a bill in parliament that seeks to regulate coffee in the country, in a bid to improve production in the sector.

Tanzania's President John Magufuli addresses a news conference during his official visit to Nairobi.
Gold rush? Not for us say Tanzania’s small-scale miners 30 October 2019, 11:20 AM

Entry to the 28 exchanges scattered around the East African nation is restricted to those who can afford the licenses needed to sell the precious metals at around $44.

At least 42 people killed in Cameroon landslide 30 October 2019, 6:01 AM

Rescue teams spent the day scouring the rubble of destroyed houses in the town of Bafoussam in the western highlands.

Tunisia dismisses foreign, defence ministers 29 October 2019, 6:02 PM

Tunisia President Kais Saied made his first major decision as head of state on Tuesday, approving the replacement of the foreign and defence ministers as the new parliament prepares for coalition talks.

Egypt’s first smartphone maker to export to Germany next month 29 October 2019, 12:16 PM

Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it will begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe and Africa, its chairman told Reuters.

Restrictions on arms imports to Somalia need to be updated: UN envoy 28 October 2019, 8:26 PM

Somalia remains vulnerable to climatic shocks and escalating conflict, while inconsistent funding continues to challenge the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Libya stops salaries of thousands of teachers without documents 28 October 2019, 7:42 PM

Libya’s internationally recognised government has stopped the salaries of over 150 000 teachers and other education ministry staff who do not have proper documents.