UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic attack

14 July 2020, 9:50 PM
Militiamen killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Rwanda and injured two others in an ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic, the UN said.
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Lesotho former commander to appear in court 15 October 2017, 9:22 PM

The former Army Commander of Lesotho, Tlali Kamoli has spent the weekend in custody and he will appear in court next week.

Zuma assures of agreement regarding DRC elections 15 October 2017, 8:48 PM

SADC chair and President of South Africa Jacob Zuma says an agreement has been reached regarding the roadmap that will lead to the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, no details were made available including a date the elections will be held. President Zuma met the DRC’s President Joseph Kabila who updated him […]

Zuma assures of agreement regarding DRC elections 15 October 2017, 8:48 PM

SADC chair and President of South Africa Jacob Zuma says an agreement has been reached regarding the roadmap that will lead to the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zuma to discuss peace, security in DRC 15 October 2017, 6:35 AM

Delays in holding elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are expected to feature in talks between President Jacob Zuma and his DRC counterpart, Joseph Kabila, in Kinshasa on Sunday. Zuma is visiting the Congo in his capacity as chairperson of SADC. More generally, the two leaders are set to discuss issues of peace and […]

Zuma to discuss peace, security in DRC 15 October 2017, 6:35 AM

Delays in holding elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are expected to feature in talks between President Jacob Zuma and his DRC counterpart, Joseph Kabila.

Car bombs kill at least 22 in Mogadishu 14 October 2017, 7:04 PM

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said.

Car bombs kill at least 22 in Mogadishu 14 October 2017, 7:04 PM

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. The first explosion – in the city’s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants -destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire. “We know that […]

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret 14 October 2017, 11:02 AM

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday.

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret 14 October 2017, 11:02 AM

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors. The trials are the biggest to date in the eight-year-old militant Islamist insurgency, which has left at least […]

Zuma hails Zambian govt for honouring Tambo 13 October 2017, 8:47 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hailed the Zambian government for the honour it bestowed on late African National Congress (ANC) leader, Oliver Tambo. He was speaking at the official launch of the OR Tambo Heritage Site. It is a house where Tambo spent 22 years while in exile in Zambia. The Zambian government, with the assistance […]

Zuma hails Zambian govt for honouring Tambo 13 October 2017, 8:47 PM

President Jacob Zuma has hailed the Zambian government for the honour it bestowed on late ANC leader, Oliver Tambo.

Zuma to visit Nigeria’s Imo state 13 October 2017, 3:43 PM

President Jacob Zuma will at the weekend visit Nigeria’s oil-rich state of Imo for talks with business and traditional leaders, his office said on Friday. President Zuma will travel to Nigeria from Zambia, where he is completing a state visit, to Owerri city late on Friday for talks on Saturday aimed at strengthening socio-economic relations […]

Zuma to visit Nigeria’s Imo state 13 October 2017, 3:43 PM

President Jacob Zuma will at the weekend visit Nigeria’s oil-rich state of Imo for talks with business and traditional leaders, his office said on Friday.

Lesotho faces another crisis 13 October 2017, 2:49 PM

Lesotho is facing another crisis as the opposition Democratic Congress (DC) files a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Tom Thabane, and demands that Parliament be re-opened. DC Spokesperson Serialong Qoo says Parliament hasn’t sat for months, and the government is silent about the reason for the extended closure. Qoo says […]

Lesotho faces another crisis 13 October 2017, 2:49 PM

Lesotho is facing another crisis as the opposition Democratic Congress (DC) files a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Tom Thabane, and demands that Parliament be re-opened.

Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive Anglophone region 13 October 2017, 2:16 PM

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation’s English-speaking region, the defence minister said Friday. “Apart from the material damage, precise enquiries have been opened by judicial authorities on the toll,” Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo said on state radio. According to […]

Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive Anglophone region 13 October 2017, 2:16 PM

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region, the defence minister said Friday.

Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results 13 October 2017, 6:39 AM

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country’s electoral commission on Thursday, but the results showed the vast majority of votes are yet to be counted. Political parties have expressed concern over polling-day hitches on Tuesday that have caused significant delays to the results, with one party […]

Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results 13 October 2017, 6:39 AM

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday.

Mbete, Dlamini Zuma address PAP 12 October 2017, 9:45 PM

Two women contesting the presidency of the oldest liberation organisation on the continent – the African National Congress have visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP). Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete addressed the Women’s Conference to highlight the role of parliamentarians in promoting international and regional human rights instruments related to women, youth and security while […]

Mbete, Dlamini Zuma address PAP 12 October 2017, 9:45 PM

Two women contesting the presidency of the oldest liberation organisation on the continent, the African National Congress have visited the PAP.

SA and Zambia relations to create peace, stability in the continent 12 October 2017, 8:30 PM

South Africa says it’s looking forward to working with Zambia in an effort to push development and create peace and stability on the continent. President Jacob Zuma, who’s on a two-day state visit to Zambia told his counterpart President Edgar Lungu that the two countries will continue to tap into each other’s experience as they […]

SA and Zambia relations to create peace, stability in the continent 12 October 2017, 8:30 PM

South Africa says it's looking forward to working with Zambia in an effort to push development and create peace and stability on the continent.

Kenya bans demonstrations in parts of the country 12 October 2017, 4:01 PM

Kenya’s Interior Security Ministry has banned demonstrations within the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, Western city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mombasa. The ministry has cited the escalation of lawlessness including looting and damaging private property and businesses. The ban comes a day after thousands of opposition supporters held demonstrations in […]

Kenya bans demonstrations in parts of the country 12 October 2017, 4:01 PM

Kenya's Interior Security Ministry has banned demonstrations within the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, Western city of Kisumu and the coastal city of Mombasa.

One of Liberia’s main parties calls for halt to election results 12 October 2017, 7:35 AM

One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prizewinner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would consider taking legal action if the National Elections […]

One of Liberia’s main parties calls for halt to election results 12 October 2017, 7:35 AM

One of Liberia's leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday's presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote.

PAP management not keeping proper records of expenditure, assets 11 October 2017, 9:15 PM

The Pan African Parliament Committee on Audit and Public Accounts says management is not keeping proper records of expenditure and assets; neither is it complying with African Union regulations in hiring and paying staff. Various members say they are appalled by the lack of accountability in a body that is expected to be exemplary to […]

PAP management not keeping proper records of expenditure, assets 11 October 2017, 9:15 PM

The Pan African Parliament Committee on Audit and Public Accounts says management is not keeping proper records of expenditure and assets.

Scores arrested following shooting in Mozambique 11 October 2017, 8:01 PM

Thousands of people at Mocimboa da Praia, north of Mozambique, are living in fear following an attack that left 17 people dead including three police officers. The attacks are believed to be politically motivated, but Home Affairs Spokesperson, Inacio Dina, has refuted those reports. More than 50 people have been arrested since the attack a […]