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.
ANC sends condolences to Tanzanian government 24 September 2018, 7:00 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) has send its condolences to the government of Tanzania following last week's ferry disaster in which more than 200 people were killed.

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship’s managers detained 23 September 2018, 8:55 PM

Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel's managers had been detained for questioni

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Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians 23 September 2018, 3:06 PM

At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest mayhamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area.

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eSwatini awaits parliamentary election results 23 September 2018, 6:47 AM

Chairperson of the Elections and Boundaries Commission in eSwatini, Gija Dlamini, says counting is almost complete at most polling stations following Friday's elections.

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry 22 September 2018, 7:47 PM

Divers in Tanzania are recovering the bodies from a wreckage of the overcrowded ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday. At least 207 people have been killed.

Counting almost complete at eSwatini polling stations 22 September 2018, 6:15 PM

Chairperson of the Elections and Boundaries Commission in Eswatini, Gija Dlamini, says counting is almost complete at most of the polling stations

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Search for Tanzania ferry disaster survivors goes on as toll tops 160 22 September 2018, 11:46 AM

Divers were on Saturday searching for survivors in the sunken wreck of an overcrowded ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, as an official said the death toll from Thursday's disaster had risen to 161.

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Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster 22 September 2018, 7:08 AM

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

eSwatini officials insists on free and fair elections 22 September 2018, 6:58 AM

Despite trade unions and other formations calling the eSwazi electoral system undemocratic, voters came out in their numbers to cast their ballots.

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster, scores feared missing 21 September 2018, 6:46 PM

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's top police official Simon Sirro said on Friday, and scores more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors on the morning after the disaster.

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eSwatini votes but the king holds absolute power 21 September 2018, 2:32 PM

The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, ruled by an absolute monarch, voted Friday in polls that critics call a sham but supporters say are a unique blend of tradition and politics.

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At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria 21 September 2018, 7:33 AM

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.

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Police take away Ugandan opposition leader on his return from US 20 September 2018, 7:15 PM

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country’s main airport on Thursday but a police official denied he was under arrest.

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Liberian President signs land-reform law 20 September 2018, 3:20 PM

Liberian President, George Weah, has signed a long-sought land reform law that gives local communities greater rights over customary land and lets foreigners and charities own property.

Swaziland Solidarity Network urges Ramaphosa to intervene in elections 20 September 2018, 12:41 PM

The Swaziland Solidarity Network has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in Friday's elections in the neighbouring state, saying they won't be free and fair.

To fight poverty, world should invest in Africa’s youth: Bill Gates 20 September 2018, 9:45 AM

The world should help Africa invest in its people as the continent confronts a demographic boom, said billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, whose foundation released its annual report on Tuesday.

Nigeria to suspend national airline project 20 September 2018, 7:15 AM

Nigeria has suspended its plan to relaunch its national airline, a junior aviation minister said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe president reshuffles top ranks of civil service 20 September 2018, 7:10 AM

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday made sweeping changes to the country'stop civil service, retiring a batch of long-serving bureaucrats...

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Inquiry probing Zimbabwe’s post election violence sworn in 19 September 2018, 8:30 PM

A Commission of Inquiry probing Zimbabwe's post-election violence has been sworn into office and is expected to report back to President Mnangagwa in 3 months’ time

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DRC opposition parties optimistic SADC will intervene in country’s affairs 19 September 2018, 3:51 PM

The Ensemble political party led by Moise Katumbi, alliance of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition parties; say they are optimistic SADC member states will help resolve their political frustrations back home.

Concerns raised over commitment to South Sudan peace deal 19 September 2018, 9:10 AM

Senior UN officials have warned that there are legitimate questions and concerns about the commitment of the parties to peace agreement signed by the leaders of South Sudan less than a week ago.

100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria 19 September 2018, 7:05 AM

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.

ANC concerned about developments in DRC 18 September 2018, 4:16 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) says government should engage the Democratic Republic of Congo government and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as it is concerned that the situation in that country might descend into chaos, instability and violence.

ICC sentences DRC politician Bemba for witness tampering 18 September 2018, 6:10 AM

The International Criminal Court on Monday fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.

Omar al-Bashir’s newly-appointed finance minister rejects post 17 September 2018, 6:49 AM

Abdullah Hamduk, named as finance minister in Sudan’s new administration, has formally declined the appointment.

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Suspended Chief Justice accused of inciting violence in Lesotho 17 September 2018, 5:56 AM

Lesotho's Attorney-General has filed court papers accusing suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara of inciting violence and threatening peace and stability in the Mountain Kingdom.

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Sudan names new central bank chief as inflation soars 16 September 2018, 8:00 PM

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday named a former finance official as central bank governor, a day after a new cabinet was sworn in tasked with curbing soaring inflation.

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe 16 September 2018, 6:46 PM

The death toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.

Angola's President Joao Lourenco
Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties 16 September 2018, 4:02 PM

After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

US clears Senegalese ex-foreign minister in bribery scheme 16 September 2018, 9:46 AM

The United States has dismissed a major bribery complaint against former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Gadio, the Justice Department said.