Commuters stranded in Nairobi as Kenyatta stops non-essential movement

7 April 2020, 8:41 PM
Commuters were on Tuesday stranded in various parts of Nairobi, Kenya as President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive stopping non-essential movement in and out the city, as well as three other COVID-19 affected areas in the country took effect.
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Cameroon frees dozens of English-speaking activists; others still held 1 September 2017, 6:50 PM

Dozens of activists from Cameroon’s English-speaking community were freed from jail on Friday as the mainly French-speaking nation’s president moved to ease months of tension in its minority regions. President Paul Biya on Wednesday ordered a military court to drop its prosecution of the detainees, who were arrested following protests launched late last year by […]

Cameroon frees dozens of English-speaking activists; others still held 1 September 2017, 6:50 PM

Dozens of activists from Cameroon's English-speaking community have been released from prison.

Kenyetta ready for new poll 1 September 2017, 6:03 PM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will respect the country’s Supreme Court decision to nullify this year’s presidential elections. The court on Friday declared Kenyatta’s win null and void due to “irregularities and illegalities” committed by the electoral commission and ordered fresh elections in two months’ time. Opposition leader Raila Odinga termed the ruling a […]

Kenyetta ready for new poll 1 September 2017, 6:03 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will respect the country's Supreme Court decision to nullify this year's presidential elections.

Kenya’s presidential elections nullified 1 September 2017, 11:45 AM

Kenya’s Supreme Court has announced that the electoral board committed irregularities and illegalities during last month’s presidential vote harming the integrity of the election that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a second five-year term. Kenya’s Supreme Court has ordered a re-run of the presidential poll in 60 days. Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has hailed the […]

Kenya’s presidential elections nullified 1 September 2017, 11:45 AM

Kenya's Supreme Court has announced that the electoral board committed irregularities and illegalities during last month's presidential vote harming the integrity of the election.

Former Lesotho deputy prime minister confirms fleeing to SA 1 September 2017, 11:36 AM

Former Lesotho deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing confirms that he has fled to South Africa where he’s reported to be seeking political asylum. On Thursday during an interview with the SABC’s Morning Live, Metsing confirmed that he has fled the country after receiving death threats. Tensions have been building in Lesotho since the recent arrest […]

Former Lesotho deputy prime minister confirms fleeing to SA 1 September 2017, 11:36 AM

Former Lesotho deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing confirms that he has fled to South Africa where he's reported to be seeking political asylum.

Kenya on edge as Supreme Court prepares election ruling 1 September 2017, 8:15 AM

Kenya‘s Supreme Court will rule Friday on whether last month’s presidential election, which the opposition claims was riddled with irregularities, will be annulled or upheld. Days of sporadic protests erupted after President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, was declared the winner of the August 8 vote with 54%, leading to the deaths of at least 21 people. […]

Kenya on edge as Supreme Court prepares election ruling 1 September 2017, 8:15 AM

Kenya's Supreme Court will rule Friday on whether last month's presidential election, which the opposition claims was riddled with irregularities, will be annulled or upheld.

Kenya’s election court case: what you need to know 1 September 2017, 6:55 AM

Kenya’s Supreme Court this week completed two days of hearings during which the opposition alleged fraud it claims handed victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 poll. On Friday the court’s seven judges will rule on whether the election should be annulled and rerun, as the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) demanded, or […]

Kenya’s election court case: what you need to know 1 September 2017, 6:55 AM

On Friday Kenya's the court's seven judges will rule on whether the election should be annulled and rerun, as the opposition National Super Alliance demanded.

South Sudan’s sacked army chief ‘confined’ to Juba home, minister says 31 August 2017, 9:18 PM

South Sudan’s former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country’s defence minister said on Thursday. Paul Malong was sacked in May by President Salva Kiir amid resignations by senior generals alleging military abuses and tribal bias as the country’s ethnically charged civil war ground on. “He was not arrested, […]

South Sudan’s sacked army chief ‘confined’ to Juba home, minister says 31 August 2017, 9:18 PM

South Sudan's former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country's defence minister said on Thursday.

Mozambique opposition leader promises to sign peace deal by November 31 August 2017, 7:50 PM

Mozambican opposition Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, said he would sign a peace deal with the government by early November, in a bid to end almost three years of sporadic violence. Renamo and the ruling Frelimo party fought on opposing sides of a civil war from 1976 to 1992 in which a million people died before […]

Mozambique opposition leader promises to sign peace deal by November 31 August 2017, 7:50 PM

Mozambican opposition Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, said he would sign a peace deal with the government by early November, in a bid to end almost three years of sporadic violence.

SA has an obligation to assist the people of Zambia:Hichilema 31 August 2017, 4:52 PM

South Africa has an obligation to assist the people of Zambia in their hour of need. That’s the view of the country’s official opposition party, the United Party for National Development. Party leader Hakainde Hichilema is currently in South Africa as a guest of Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane. Two official African opposition parties, […]

SA has an obligation to assist the people of Zambia:Hichilema 31 August 2017, 4:52 PM

South Africa has an obligation to assist the people of Zambia in their hour of need.

Death threats caused Metsing to flee 31 August 2017, 10:53 AM

Former Lesotho deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsingi, has confirmed that he has fled to South Africa where he’s report to be seeking political asylum. Tensions have been building in Lesotho since the recent arrest of the former Defence minister, Tseliso Mokhosi, over the killing of a policeman in 2016. Speaking on Morning Live, Metsing says […]

Death threats caused Metsing to flee 31 August 2017, 10:53 AM

Former Lesotho deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsingi, has confirmed that he has fled to South Africa where he's reported to be seeking political asylum.

Source confirms Metsing has fled Lesotho 31 August 2017, 8:08 AM

Sources close to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Lesotho say former deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing has fled the country. Tensions have been building up in Lesotho since the recent arrest of the former defence minister, Tseliso Mokhosi, over the killing of a policeman in 2016. His body was found earlier this month. […]

Source confirms Metsing has fled Lesotho 31 August 2017, 8:08 AM

Sources close to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Lesotho say former deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing has fled the country.

BRICS to promote trade, co-operation in finance among countries 30 August 2017, 7:25 PM

The time has come for Africa to take leadership of its own development and get its act together. Laws, plans and visions for development which often exist on paper need to be turned into deeds. This was one of the issues raised at the meeting of academics and practitioners during the BRICS -Africa seminar held […]

BRICS to promote trade, co-operation in finance among countries 30 August 2017, 7:25 PM

The time has come for Africa to take leadership of its own development and get its act together.  

Critic of Rwandan president investigated for forgery 30 August 2017, 6:32 PM

Rwandan police said on Wednesday they were investigating Diane Shima Rwigara – a critic of President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections this month – for tax evasion and forgery. Officers searched Rwigara’s family home in the capital Kigali, police spokesperson Theos Badege said, dismissing reports spreading online that she had been arrested. […]

Critic of Rwandan president investigated for forgery 30 August 2017, 6:32 PM

Rwandan police said on Wednesday they were investigating Diane Shima Rwigara - a critic of President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections this month - for tax evasion and forgery.

Gaddafi was a dictator: Mugabe 30 August 2017, 6:15 AM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as a dictator. Mugabe, however, says this did not give the West the right to kill him in the manner that they did because he stood for the interest of his country and wanted to see a united Africa. Ironically Mugabe himself is […]

Gaddafi was a dictator: Mugabe 30 August 2017, 6:15 AM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as a dictator.

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 500 off Tripoli – official 29 August 2017, 4:35 PM

Libya's coastguard rescued nearly 500 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said, underlining the challenge of trying to slow an exodus from Africa and the Middle East.

Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 500 off Tripoli – official 29 August 2017, 4:35 PM

Libya’s coastguard rescued nearly 500 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said, underlining the challenge of trying to slow an exodus from Africa and the Middle East. The migrants included people from sub-Saharan countries, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. “Coastguards rescued early morning today 140 illegal migrants west of Tripoli […]