Mozambican refugees hail Kaunda for championing rights of marginalised

18 June 2021, 5:30 PM
Refugees at a camp located outside Giyani in Limpopo have expressed sadness following the announcement of the death of former Zambian President Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
Kenneth Kaunda hailed as one of Africa’s finest sons 19 June 2021, 5:11 AM

The African Union (AU) says former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda was one of the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity.

Uganda imposes new anti-coronavirus measures to stem raging pandemic 18 June 2021, 9:42 PM

Uganda's president Yowreri Museveni on Friday introduced sweeping new anti-coronavirus measures including a ban on all vehicular movement except for essential workers to help curb a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the nation.

Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism 18 June 2021, 4:46 PM

A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in one of the first ever convictions over the West African country's civil war.

Kaunda’s passing a great loss to Africa and the world at large: Lungu 18 June 2021, 3:30 PM

Zambian President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has visited the home of the late Zambian founding father and former President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, to pay tribute.

Policeman killed, more than 80 students abducted in attack on Nigerian school 18 June 2021, 8:23 AM

Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 students and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police, residents and a teacher said.

Mbeki describes Kaunda as one of the architects of SA’s democracy 18 June 2021, 7:00 AM

Former President Thabo Mbeki has described Zambia's late former President, Kenneth Kaunda, as one of the architects of South Africa's democracy.

COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, less than 0.8% of people fully vaccinated: Officials 18 June 2021, 6:00 AM

 COVID-19 cases rose by over 20% week-on-week in nearly two dozen African countries and progress on vaccinating the population is proceeding slowly, with just 0.79% of people on the continent fully vaccinated, senior health officials said on Thursday.

Former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo returns home after decade of exile 18 June 2021, 3:49 AM

Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, ousted during a civil war in 2011 and acquitted of war crimes in The Hague, flew home on Thursday from a decade in exile as thousands took to the streets to welcome him.

Kaunda’s legacy lies in his dedication to humanism: Son 17 June 2021, 9:59 PM

South Africa's governing ANC describes the elderly statesman's passing as a sad moment for the people of South Africa and the entire African continent.

Zambia declares 21 days of mourning for Kaunda 17 June 2021, 7:00 PM

The elderly statesman succumbed to pneumonia while in a hospital in Lusaka. He is being described as an exemplary leader.

Ex-Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda passes away aged 97 17 June 2021, 4:34 PM

Kaunda led Zambia into independence from Britain and was also instrumental in assisting other Southern African countries gain independence from minority rule.

Police fire teargas as crowds mass to welcome back Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo 17 June 2021, 3:30 PM

Police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of Ivory Coast's ousted president Laurent Gbagbo as crowds massed to welcome him home on Thursday from 10 years of exile.

Equatorial Guinea buys 500 000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines 17 June 2021, 6:29 AM

Equatorial Guinea has purchased 500 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China’s Sinopharm, its health ministry said on Wednesday, “At the Beijing airport, the 500 000 doses to continue the vaccination campaign are ready to be shipped,” the health ministry said on Twitter, adding a video of crates labelled “Sinopharm” being loaded from a semi-truck. The […]

Facebook removes fake Ethiopia account network ahead of election 17 June 2021, 2:00 AM

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users ahead of next week’s elections, which it linked to individuals associated with the country’s Information Network Security Agency.

Arab League urges UNSC to discuss Ethiopia dam 16 June 2021, 9:56 PM

Arab states have called on the UN Security Council to discuss a dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile.

Lesotho marks Day of African Child 16 June 2021, 9:04 PM

June the 16th in Lesotho has been marked and celebrated as a day of an African Child. This year marks 30 years since the adoption of African Charter and recommitment to accelerating efforts for and with children.

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda’s health has improved: Spokesperson 16 June 2021, 1:47 PM

Former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda's health has improved remarkedly since he was admitted to a hospital in Lusaka earlier this week.

Congo Senate declines to lift former PM’s immunity over failed agro project 16 June 2021, 10:25 AM

 Congo's Senate on Tuesday rejected a request by prosecutors to lift former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon's immunity so they could indict him for his role in a failed agriculture project in which investigators say $200 million disappeared.

Ethiopia UN envoy says Eritrea troops to leave Tigray ‘soon’ 16 June 2021, 2:06 AM

Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region are expected to "definitely leave soon,"Ethiopia's UN envoy said after a top UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday that Eritrea's soldiers were using starvation as a weapon of war.

WHO concerned over Africa’s imminent COVID-19 third wave 15 June 2021, 8:17 AM

The World Health Organisation says it is concerned over Africa's imminent third wave of COVID-19 infections.

Dance helps Congo’s rape survivors cope with trauma 15 June 2021, 2:30 AM

It was the silence of the traumatised young women she saw before her that convinced dance teacher Amina Lusambo she must do something to help.

Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures 15 June 2021, 1:07 AM

Egypt's highest civilian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters, judicial sources said.

Zambia’s former President Kaunda admitted to hospital 14 June 2021, 1:05 PM

Zambia's former President Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital in Lusaka. A statement from his office says Kaunda has asked for prayers for his recovery.

UN official accuses Eritrean forces of deliberately starving Tigray 14 June 2021, 2:11 AM

The northern highlands of Ethiopia became a global byword for famine in the mid-1980s, when drought and conflict combined to create a disaster that killed as many as one million people.

Pope prays for people in war-torn Tigray, appeals for end to child labour 13 June 2021, 1:44 PM

Pope Francis on Sunday offered his prayers for the people of Ethiopia's Tigray region, hit by hunger and famine, and appealed for an end to the child labour in the world.

People take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria.
Low turnout as Algerians vote in parliamentary election 13 June 2021, 1:05 AM

Algeria held parliamentary elections on Saturday that the ruling establishment hopes will turn a page on political unrest amid a crackdown on dissent, but even by mid afternoon few people had voted.

Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ by coronavirus 12 June 2021, 9:36 PM

Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa are “overwhelmed” by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease.

Nigerian police fire tear gas to break up protests over rising insecurity 12 June 2021, 3:33 PM

Police fired tear gas and detained several demonstrators in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja on Saturday during protests over the country's worsening security situation, Reuters witnesses said.

Kingdom of Lesotho shocked, disappointed by expulsion of diplomats 12 June 2021, 12:41 PM

The Kingdom of Lesotho has expressed shock and disappointment over the expulsion of some of its diplomats from South Africa.

SA investigating more diplomats for flouting diplomatic privileges 12 June 2021, 11:05 AM

The Department of International Relations says it is investigating more diplomats in South Africa for flouting their diplomatic privileges.