Majoro to prioritise Lesotho’s judiciary, security independence

23 May 2020, 6:57 PM
Lesotho's new Prime Minister, Moeketsi Majoro, says one of his priorities will be ensuring the judiciary and security forces regain their independence.
Moeketsi Majoro
Gunmen kill at least 14 Mali soldiers in attack on army camp 28 January 2018, 6:50 AM

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday said his people would not be frightened by “barbaric attacks” after unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military camp. West Africa’s arid Sahel region is suffering a spike in violence by militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic […]

Joseph Kabila addressed a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.
Kabila denies violence against protesters 27 January 2018, 7:44 AM

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.

Niger jails nine soldiers accused of coup attempt 27 January 2018, 7:21 AM

A Nigerien court jailed nine soldiers for between five and 15 years on Friday for an attempted coup against President Mahamadou Issoufou two years ago, a court document showed. In December 2015, the government said it had foiled a coup and arrested people planning to use aerial firepower to seize control of Niger, a largely […]

WHO donates motorcycles to monitor disease in Nigeria 26 January 2018, 8:20 PM

The World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with other donor agencies, on Monday, donated 853 motorcycles to the Federal Government to strengthen diseases surveillance across the country.

Gukurahundi massacre haunts Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa 26 January 2018, 4:06 PM

More than three decades after Zimbabwe's Gukurahundi massacre ,the killing of Ndebele civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army, its ghosts are coming back to haunt newly-appointed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Plague outbreak in Madagascar revived dread of a killer 26 January 2018, 8:14 AM

Most inhabitants of Madagascar thought the plague was a footnote of medical history until the disease dramatically returned last year, slaying more than 200 people.

UN blue flag no longer offers natural protection– Report 25 January 2018, 9:30 PM

A new report on improving security for United Nations Peacekeepers says the blue flag no longer offers natural protection and that peacekeeping operations need to change their posture and preparedness in the field. The recommendations were submitted this week by a team of experts led by retired Brazilian Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, […]

AU seeks solutions to gain respect from Western counterparts 25 January 2018, 8:42 PM

The African Union executive council has begun its two day meeting at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia.

Civilian vehicle blown up by mine in central Mali, 13 dead 25 January 2018, 7:09 PM

A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding several others, the army spokesman said. The vehicle had crossed the volatile border with neighbouring Burkina Faso, where militants loyal to Islamic State are known to operate, when it ran over the mine, Malian army spokesman […]

Zimbabwe appears ready to re-engage global investors: Forum 25 January 2018, 9:27 AM

A forum on Zimbabwe hosted by the German-African Business Association and international law firm Pinsent Masons this week heard that the government of new president Emmerson Mnangagwa was showing signs of a willingness to re-engage international investors to boost the ailing economy, organisers said on Thursday.

Two buildings in Rustenburg have been set on fire by angry residents.
Not all Nigerians are involved in drugs: Nusa 25 January 2018, 6:52 AM

The National Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa (Nusa), Collins Emeka, has called for local authorities to move swiftly and arrest all suspected cartels running brothels and drug dens in both Rustenburg in the North West, and Krugersdorp in Gauteng.

Progress of fighting malaria in Africa in jeopardy: Gates 24 January 2018, 8:57 PM

Tech titan turned philanthropist, Bill Gates, says that the progress of his Foundations and others in fighting malaria over the last 15 years is in jeopardy.

Pope appeals for peace in DRC 24 January 2018, 4:54 PM

Pope Francis appealed for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday and said the Catholic church wants to contribute to the common good of society

Zimbabwe will hold elections by July: Mnangagwa 24 January 2018, 4:44 PM

Zimbabwe will hold elections by July, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

EU to review policies on Zimbabwe 24 January 2018, 10:33 AM

The European Union says it's ready to review its policies towards Zimbabwe, to take into account the recent developments in the country.

Twin car bombs kill at least 22 in Benghazi 24 January 2018, 7:50 AM

The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night has risen to at least 22, a hospital spokesperson said.

Liberia’s youth betting on a Weah economic miracle 24 January 2018, 6:10 AM

New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

Botswana’s Vice President visits Mangope’s family 23 January 2018, 6:26 PM

Botswana's Vice President, Mokgweetsi Masisi has visited the Mangope family to convey his condolences.

Former Gambian president’s generals arrested 23 January 2018, 2:29 PM

Two generals serving under former Gambian president and dictator Yahya Jammeh have been arrested amid rumours that former military officials, now based abroad, are working to undermine Gambia’s relatively new government. Reuters reported on Tuesday that military authorities in the West African nation arrested two of Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over […]

Weah sworn in as Liberia president, vows to end corruption 22 January 2018, 9:39 PM

George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday. Thousands of exuberant supporters and regional presidents and dignitaries crammed into a stadium in the capital Monrovia to watch as Weah, who rose from the city’s slums […]

Weah sworn in as new Liberian president 22 January 2018, 4:25 PM

In a historic landmark, marking Liberia’s first peaceful democratic transition since 1944, former international footballer George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday.

Zambian opposition challenges government to come clean on country’s debt 22 January 2018, 2:56 PM

Zambia’s opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has challenged President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front party to come clean on Zambia’s debt, the Zambian Observer reported on Monday. “There are serious doubts about the exact figure Zambia owes in debt because the Patriotic Front government has not included some of the projects done […]

George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high 22 January 2018, 6:25 AM

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown 21 January 2018, 5:04 PM

At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Liberia’s Sirleaf: Africa’s first elected female leader 21 January 2018, 7:53 AM

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Zuma welcomes Salva Kiir amid recall speculation 20 January 2018, 9:50 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hosted his South Sudanese counterpart President Salva Kiir at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.

Kidnapped foreigners freed in Nigeria 20 January 2018, 8:10 PM

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday,as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

DR Congo democracy group says detained activists could be ‘tortured’ 20 January 2018, 4:31 PM

A pro-democracy movement has called for the release of five of its activists detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it fears they could be tortured.

DR Congo army ‘at war’ with two militia groups: Minister 20 January 2018, 7:46 AM

The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's troubled east.

Ugandan university honours Madikizela-Mandela 19 January 2018, 8:44 PM

Winnie Madikizela Mandela has received an Honorary Doctorate from Uganda’s highest institution of learning.