Rwanda reports its first death from the new coronavirus

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Rwanda's ministry of health on Sunday reported the East African nation's first death caused by the new coronavirus.
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Zim rally explosion victims in hospitals 23 June 2018, 5:43 PM

First aiders attend to the injured following an explosion that rocked White City Stadium this afternoon where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters.

Emmerson Mnangagwa survives explosion 23 June 2018, 4:09 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident.

Several people killed in blast at rally supporting new Ethiopian leader 23 June 2018, 11:34 AM

 Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday, Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

Members of the Libyan National Army poses for a photo next to Sidra oil port in Ras Lanuf, Libya.
Libya’s NOC confirms LNA control of oil ports, hopes for quick restart 23 June 2018, 7:58 AM

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed on Friday that Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) had regained control of the key oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, and said he hoped operations would resume in the “next couple of days”.

SADC countries called on to set up qualification bodies for teachers 22 June 2018, 5:05 PM

Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have been called on to establish professional qualification bodies for teachers.

Early warning systems in place for Lesotho, says Mapisa-Nqakula 22 June 2018, 12:09 PM

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says Southern African Development Community has an early warning system in place for quick intervention if the situation deteriorates in Lesotho.

Libyan coastguard picks up 443 migrants headed for Italy 22 June 2018, 7:46 AM

Libya’s coastguard picked up 443 African migrants on Thursday from three inflatable boats in trouble near its western coast, a spokesman said.

DRC elections to take place in December 21 June 2018, 5:59 PM

The Congolese government says elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo will take place in December as planned.

Lesotho happy with SA’s mediation 21 June 2018, 4:17 PM

The Kingdom of Lesotho has expressed its appreciation about South Africa's role in that country.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough 21 June 2018, 7:33 AM

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”.

Uganda continues to host large refugee populations 20 June 2018, 6:59 PM

Over the last four years, persistent conflict and unrest in South Sudan has resulted in high levels of displacement.

Attacks drive thousands out of Cabo Delgado villages 20 June 2018, 12:51 PM

Attacks and killing of civilians on the outskirts of Pemba and other towns in the Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, is driving thousands of people out of their villages.

South Sudan leaders expected to meet for peace talks 20 June 2018, 10:32 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the decision by the South Sudanese political leader Riek Machar to resume participation at the peace talks facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Ethiopia’s Ahmed defends his reform decisions 20 June 2018, 8:33 AM

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has appeared before the Ethiopian parliament to defend some of the political and economic decisions that he's made during the past two months since assuming power.

Central Africa says Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is ‘fake’ 20 June 2018, 5:49 AM

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".

End brutal killing spree by armed group in Mozambique: NGO 19 June 2018, 12:28 PM

Amnesty International Southern Africa says the recent attacks and brutal killing of civilians by an extremist group, Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama in the northern province of Mozambique, Cabo Delgado bordering Tanzania, is a well calculated move.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies 19 June 2018, 7:36 AM

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras.

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Fears mount over Zimbabwe’s elections 18 June 2018, 6:43 PM

Fears that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will not be able to run free and fair elections next month are mounting.

Malawi’s ex-president Joyce Banda eyeing next year vote 18 June 2018, 12:54 PM

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, on Monday said she was ready to run in next year's presidential elections if nominated by her party.

Kenya says five police officers killed in explosive device attack 18 June 2018, 9:32 AM

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group, police said.

Zimbabwe’s split opposition helping Mugabe’s successor to victory 18 June 2018, 5:44 AM

Zimbabwe's divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party's chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country's first elections without Robert Mugabe.

Bemba can return to DR Congo ‘if he wants’:Govt 17 June 2018, 4:15 PM

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba "can return" home if he wants to, following his acquittal on appeal of war crimes, Kinshasa said Sunday.

Suicide blasts in northeast Nigeria kill at least 31 17 June 2018, 1:42 PM

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in […]

DRC’s mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike 17 June 2018, 11:52 AM

Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing, but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red Sea 16 June 2018, 9:10 PM

Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world’s most strategic waterways.

Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over 16 June 2018, 9:02 AM

A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.

Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Moseneke to lead SADC facilitation team in Lesotho 15 June 2018, 8:12 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the Former Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Dikgang Moseneke, as the Leader of the Mediation Team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitation in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Uganda commissions new Chinese highway to ease congestion 15 June 2018, 6:23 PM

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and senior Chinese official Wang Yang on Friday commissioned a new toll road linking the capital to the country's only international airport.

Libya militia ‘attacks oil sites’ under strongman’s control 14 June 2018, 9:41 PM

A militia opposed to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday attacked oil sites under his control, inflicting fresh disruption on an industry that forms the chaos-hit country's economic backbone.

Mnagagwa efforts to rebuild Zimbabwe promising 14 June 2018, 8:35 PM

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnagagwa believes his efforts to rebuild his country's economy and turn it into a middle class economy by 2030 are already underway and taking shape.