Mali president names diplomat Moctar Ouane as interim prime minister

27 September 2020, 8:08 PM
Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.
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Nigeria ruling party nominates Buhari for re-election in 2019 1 October 2018, 6:11 AM

Nigeria’s ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate to stand for re-election in February 2019.

Patrick Lumumba
Zambia not concerned about “Lumumba’s opinions” 30 September 2018, 9:32 PM

Zambia's refusal to grant Professor Patrick Lumumba entry, has raised suspicions the country is clamping down on anti-China sentiment

Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini
Flags are flying at half-mast in eSwatini for former Prime Minister 30 September 2018, 7:45 PM

Flags are flying at half-mast in eSwatini on Sunday, this following the death of Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini.

The man kidnapped in Burkina Faso was working for a mine.
Former Al-Qaeda prisoner urges family of kidnapped man to keep hope 30 September 2018, 5:56 PM

A former Al-Quaeda prisoner has urged the family of a South African man, who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso in West Africa, not to lose hope.

President Paul Biya
Cameroon president hits campaign trail ahead of vote 30 September 2018, 4:09 PM

"It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.

Prof Patrick Lumumba
Zambia refuses Professor Lumumba entry 30 September 2018, 1:51 PM

Zambia has denied Kenyan Professor Patrick Lumumba entry into the country for security reasons.

Joseph Kabila
Congo’s opposition leaders warn of vote-rigging risk in presidential poll 30 September 2018, 7:08 AM

Congo's opposition leaders warned thousands of supporters at a rally in the capital Kinshasa on Saturday of what they say are moves by the government to steal the presidential election in December, when Joseph Kabila is due to step down after 17 years.

Boko Haram black and white flag
Chad troops kill 17 jihadists after 6 die in Lake Chad attacks 29 September 2018, 6:19 PM

Six people, including two soldiers, died in an overnight Boko Haram attacks near Lake Chad, security and army sources said on Saturday, saying Chadian troops had killed 17 assailants in a counter-offensive.

President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigerian women’s minister becomes second cabinet member to resign 29 September 2018, 12:56 PM

Nigeria's women's affairs minister submitted her resignation in a letter to the president on Saturday, becoming the second cabinet member to step down this month and adding that she would leave the ruling party.

11 dead in Central Nigeria clashes 29 September 2018, 7:35 AM

A gunfight broke out near the central Nigeria city of Jos killing 11 people and sparking outbreaks of violence across the city, an army spokesperson said Friday.

Egypt Finance Minister Mohamed Maait
Egypt receives final $500 mln tranche of African Development Bank loan 28 September 2018, 6:25 PM

Egypt has received the third and last $500 million tranche of a $1.5 billion African Development Bank loan which will support the government’s development programmes, the investment ministry said on Friday.

Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s opposition reject key governorship vote result 28 September 2018, 3:02 PM

Nigeria's main opposition party has rejected the result of a runoff for a governorship in the country's swing southwest after the ruling party narrowly won in a boost to President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election hopes.

UN envoy wants transparency over C. Africa arms imports 28 September 2018, 9:05 AM

A top UN envoy called Thursday for transparency on arms flowing into the Central African Republic from Russia, China or the United States, urging diplomatic "coherence" as Moscow seeks a larger role in the war-torn sub-Saharan country.

Women set to climb Kilimanjaro for Albinism 28 September 2018, 8:46 AM

The novice climbers - aged between 26 to 35 years old summit in Tanzania was to celebrate people with albinism.

Cameroon rail operator to appeal disaster conviction 27 September 2018, 7:43 PM

Cameroon rail company Camrail said Thursday it will appeal its conviction along with 10 of its executives of manslaughter for a 2016 rail disaster that killed 79 people and injured around 600.

Nigeria’s main unions walk out over minimum wage dispute 27 September 2018, 2:10 PM

Nigeria's two main labour unions on Thursday began a national strike after talks about improved pay and conditions broke down with the government.

US leans on Zimbabwe over media, security laws 27 September 2018, 7:30 AM

The United States is pressing Zimbabwe to change laws restricting media freedom and anti-government protests.

Kenyans excited to watch unbanned “Rafiki” 26 September 2018, 8:15 PM

Film lovers in Kenya are flocking to the theaters to watch "Rafiki" a local film that was banned in the country by the Kenya Film and Classification Board citing its homosexual theme.

Study estimates 190 000 people killed in South Sudan’s civil war 26 September 2018, 7:40 PM

An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan’s civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health facilities and lack of food are included the death toll is at least 383,000, an independent study said.

World Bank approves first loans to Somalia in 30 years 26 September 2018, 5:35 PM

The World Bank has approved $80 million in loans to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.

At UN, Kabila vows ‘peaceful, credible’ DR Congo vote 26 September 2018, 2:11 PM

Congolese President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that elections planned for December will go ahead, promising to take steps to ensure the vote is peaceful and credible.

Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara
Lesotho SADC reforms under threat 26 September 2018, 9:23 AM

Lesotho opposition parties have pulled out of the SADC recommended reform process demanding that the government set aside the suspension of the Chief Justice.

It is not the first time that foreign workers have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.
Indian, S. African among three kidnapped in Burkina Faso 26 September 2018, 7:28 AM

An Indian and a South African were among three mine workers kidnapped in a northern part of Burkina Faso which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists, sources told AFP.

Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kabila vows ‘peaceful, credible’ DRC elections 26 September 2018, 6:04 AM

Outgoing DRC President Joseph Kabila has agreed last month not to defy term limits by running for re-election, opening the door to the Central African nation’s first democratic transfer of power.

Cranes amongst buildings
Son of ex-Angolan president detained in graft probe: ANGOP news agency 25 September 2018, 4:34 PM

The son of Angola’s ex-president has been detained in connection with an investigation into corruption and other crimes, the official ANGOP news agency said on Tuesday.

A medical worker standing wearing a protective suit
WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo 25 September 2018, 12:42 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

As Tripoli violence rises, France wants sanctions on militias 25 September 2018, 6:25 AM

At least 115 people have been killed and 383 injured in fighting that has pitted Kaniyat against the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi, two of the capital’s largest armed groups.

Nigeria vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship 24 September 2018, 8:31 PM

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.

Lesotho wool growers at loggerheads with government 24 September 2018, 7:50 PM

The Lesotho Wool and Mohair Growers have petitioned the government to not meddle in its business.

Sharon Obado
Kenyan governor denies murdering pregnant lover 24 September 2018, 3:21 PM

A Kenyan county governor was charged in court on Monday with murdering a university student whom he had got pregnant.