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.
Namibian banks respond to repo cut by reducing lending rates 17 August 2017, 8:10 PM

Some banks in Namibia have responded to the repo rate cut announced by the central bank Wednesday.

Sierra Leone’s race to bury mudslide victims 17 August 2017, 6:45 AM

There's little time for mourning as Sierra Leone rushes to bury its dead.

Teachers can play major role in advancing African Renaissance: Mbeki 16 August 2017, 9:37 PM

Teaching is an obligation that falls on the shoulders of teachers - a resolve to take our future into our own hands and determine our own destiny.      

‘Grace Mugabe still in SA’ 16 August 2017, 9:25 PM

In new twist to the Grace Mugabe saga, the Police have now confirmed that Zimbabwe's first lady is still in South Africa.

Odinga to challenge Kenya’s election results at Supreme Court 16 August 2017, 7:55 PM

Kenya's Opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday that he will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of last week's presidential elections.

Possible attempted murder charge for Grace Mugabe 16 August 2017, 3:35 PM

A criminal law attorney says Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe could be charged with attempted murder.

Hundreds of bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide 16 August 2017, 6:49 AM

Rescue teams in Sierra Leone searched for missing people in the town of Regent on Tuesday, a day after floods and mudslides devastated Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the surrounding areas.

Suicide bombers kill 27, wounds 83 in northeast Nigeria 16 August 2017, 6:30 AM

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Grace Mugabe is back in Zimbabwe: Reports 15 August 2017, 9:32 PM

Police say they'll continue to investigate the assault case against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, though she has not handed herself over as expected and her whereabouts are unclear.

Africa should be able to finance its own projects: Nkoana Mashabane 15 August 2017, 7:34 PM

Regional leaders have a responsibility to substantially improve the lives of the people of the region and realize economic development.

Police deny Grace Mugabe handed herself over 15 August 2017, 3:10 PM

There's confusion over whether Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to police in connection with an alleged assault in a Sandton hotel room.

SA takes over SADC chairmanship 15 August 2017, 12:45 PM

South Africa has officially taken over from Swaziland as the new chair of the SADC Council of Ministers

Safety MEC orders probe into alleged Grace Mugabe assault incident 15 August 2017, 9:20 AM

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has condemned the conduct of Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who allegedly assaulted a young woman in Sandton, Johannesburg. 

More than 200 people killed in mudslide and flooding 15 August 2017, 8:10 AM

A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members.

King Mswati the third reflects on leading SADC 14 August 2017, 9:49 PM

President Jacob Zuma is to take over from Swaziland king, Mswati as SADC chairperson at this week’s 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State in Pretoria.

Zimbabwean VP recuperates in SA 14 August 2017, 8:12 PM

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is recovering in a Johannesburg Hospital where he was admitted after falling ill during a Zanu-PF rally at the weekend.

Suspected jihadists kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant 14 August 2017, 6:07 PM

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight.

Robert Mugabe denounces members of his army 14 August 2017, 5:55 PM

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has publicly denounced some members of the country's army who went on the rampage last week.

Kenyatta urges opposition to take its grievances to court 14 August 2017, 3:18 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the opposition to avoid violent protests and take their grievances over the Presidential election results to court.

Kenyans defy Odinga boycott order 14 August 2017, 11:53 AM

Kenyans have ignored the opposition's call for a work boycott and have returned to their workplaces three days after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the Presidential elections.

17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’ 14 August 2017, 8:37 AM

Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in a "terrorist attack" on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government said on Monday.

Kenya’s business laments ongoing election violence 13 August 2017, 9:34 AM

Businesses in Kenya are appealing to political leaders to put their differences aside amid sluggish economic activity due to political tension.

Nigeria’s Buhari “feels ready to go home” 13 August 2017, 6:15 AM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday.

Calls on Kenya to probe police killings of pro-opposition protesters 12 August 2017, 9:20 PM

Amnesty International has urged Kenyan authorities to investigate reports that police on Friday night shot dead demonstrators protesting against the outcome of the presidential election.

Three killed in protests against disputed Kenya vote 12 August 2017, 12:15 PM

Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya in opposition protests which raged overnight into Saturday, after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya tense after disputed vote sparks protests 12 August 2017, 9:20 AM

Kenya was on edge on Saturday after the disputed re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta sparked violent protests from opposition supporters who claim the vote was stolen from them.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term with 54.27%: official 11 August 2017, 9:33 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of Kenya’s disputed election with 54.27 percent of the votes.

SA committed to working with Liberia 11 August 2017, 6:04 PM

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa is committed to instituting programmes and initiatives to elevate the country's economic relations with Liberia.

African Union congratulates the people of Kenya, calls for calm 11 August 2017, 4:59 PM

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday congratulated the people of Kenya for conducting peaceful general elections.

Kenya’s final presidential election results expected on Friday 11 August 2017, 9:22 AM

The final outcome of Kenya's presidential election is expected to be announced later on Friday.