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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Kenyan protesters call for removal of electoral commission officials 6 October 2017, 9:05 PM

Police in Kenya have arrested several people during opposition demonstrations called to push for the removal of electoral commission officials who conducted August's Presidential elections.

Congo poised to see election pushed back to late 2018 -sources 6 October 2017, 6:44 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission is expected to announce in the coming days that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until the end of 2018 at the earliest, people familiar with the process said. If confirmed, the decision could anger Congo’s political opposition, which had struck a deal with […]

Congo poised to see election pushed back to late 2018 -sources 6 October 2017, 6:44 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission is expected to announce in the coming days that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until the end of 2018.

Zimbabwe Embassy pulls out of Grace Mugabe’s assault case 6 October 2017, 3:15 PM

The Zimbabwean Embassy has withdrawn its participation in the matter brought by model and civil rights group Afriforum to review the diplomatic immunity the South African government granted to first lady, Grace Mugabe. The applicants approached the High Court in Pretoria to seek permission to serve Mugabe with papers through the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria. […]

Zimbabwe Embassy pulls out of Grace Mugabe’s assault case 6 October 2017, 3:15 PM

The Zimbabwean Embassy has withdrawn its participation in the matter brought by model Gabriela Engels and civil rights group Afri-Forum to review the diplomatic immunity.

East Congo militia attacks U.N. base, two rebels killed 6 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded, the U.N. mission said. Thirty-four rebels from a Mai-Mai militia have been killed in fighting with Congo’s army in the past week, local army spokesman Jules […]

East Congo militia attacks U.N. base, two rebels killed 6 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded.

ZANU-PF leadership spat escalates 6 October 2017, 10:55 AM

Tensions are escalating in Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF as First Vice President Mphoko said in a statement that Mnangagwa was destabilizing the country and fanning ethnic tensions. This comes after Mnangagwa said for the first time that he was poisoned in September contradicting President Robert Mugabe’s statement that he wasn’t. Mnangagwa says irresponsible statements will not […]

ZANU-PF leadership spat escalates 6 October 2017, 10:55 AM

Tensions are escalating in Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF as First Vice President Mphoko said in a statement that Mnangagwa was destabilizing the country and fanning ethnic tensions.

French, Nigerien forces operating where three U.S. soldiers killed 6 October 2017, 6:43 AM

French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before.

French, Nigerien forces operating where three U.S. soldiers killed 6 October 2017, 6:43 AM

French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before, becoming the first American soldiers to die in West Africa in decades. Three Nigerien soldiers were also killed and two U.S. soldiers wounded in the attack, which took place […]

ZanuPF first Vice President accused of destabilising the country 5 October 2017, 8:24 PM

Zimbabwe's ruling ZanuPF Senior Member has accused its first Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa - of destabilising the country

ZanuPF first Vice President accused of destabilising the country 5 October 2017, 8:24 PM

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZanuPF Senior Member has accused its first Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa – of destabilising the country and fanning ethnic tensions, after he said in public for the first time that he was poisoned last month. ZanuPF supporters are expected to demonstrate at Mnangwagwa’s office after he contradicted President Robert Mugabe who dismissed the […]

Tensions rise in Mozambique after mayor gunned down 5 October 2017, 5:40 PM

Tensions are high in Nampula, Mozambique’s third largest city in the country’s north, after Mayor Mahamudo Amurane was gunned down Wednesday night. Amurane was a member of the Mozambique Democratic Movement, a majority party in most parts of northern Mozambique that broke away from Renamo some years ago. Moz TV journalist Marciano Mubai says angry […]

Tensions rise in Mozambique after mayor gunned down 5 October 2017, 5:40 PM

Tensions are high in Nampula, Mozambique's third largest city in the country's north, after Mayor Mahamudo Amurane was gunned down Wednesday night.

Zimbabwe vice president accused of poisoning ‘lies’ 5 October 2017, 11:30 AM

One of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents on Wednesday accused the other of “using lies” over an allegation of poisoning, fuelling political tensions ahead of next year’s elections. Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko said his counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa had undermined President Robert Mugabe when Mnangagwa claimed to have been poisoned at a rally in August. Mugabe, 93, has maintained […]

Zimbabwe vice president accused of poisoning ‘lies’ 5 October 2017, 11:30 AM

One of Zimbabwe's vice presidents on Wednesday accused the other of "using lies" over an allegation of poisoning, fuelling political tensions ahead of next year's elections.

SA, Zimbabwe push for one-stop Beitbridge border post 4 October 2017, 8:10 AM

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said South Africa and Zimbabwe must implement their 2009 agreement aimed at cutting the massive delays characteristic with the Beitbridge border post by having a one-stop border post at the busy international gateway. “I wish to underscore the strategic significance of a one-stop border post at the Beitbridge border. This […]

SA, Zimbabwe push for one-stop Beitbridge border post 4 October 2017, 8:10 AM

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said South Africa and Zimbabwe must implement their 2009 agreement aimed at cutting the massive delays characteristic with the Beitbridge border post.

University of Nairobi closed as anger rises over police brutality 3 October 2017, 3:40 PM

Administrators closed Kenya’s oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for students’ safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus demonstration last week. Kenyan police frequently face accusations of brutality and extrajudicial killings from civilians and rights groups, but officers are rarely charged and almost never convicted. Despite this, Kenya, an economic and […]

University of Nairobi closed as anger rises over police brutality 3 October 2017, 3:40 PM

Administrators closed Kenya’s oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for students’ safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus demonstration last week.

Watch Zimbabwe, SA Bi-national Commission meeting 3 October 2017, 10:00 AM

President Jacob Zuma is hosting his Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe. Efforts to ease tensions over the continued influx of Zimbabweans to South Africa are under scrutiny amid South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-national Commission meeting in Pretoria. Tuesday 3 October 2017 10:00 Tshepo Ikaneng

Watch Zimbabwe, SA Bi-national Commission meeting 3 October 2017, 10:00 AM

President Jacob Zuma is hosting his Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe.

Egypt arrests dozens in crackdown on gays 3 October 2017, 7:06 AM

Egypt has arrested 22 people in the past three days as part of a crackdown on gays after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert, activists and rights groups said on Monday. At least 33 people have been arrested since September 23, a day after a group of people were seen raising the flag, […]

Egypt arrests dozens in crackdown on gays 3 October 2017, 7:06 AM

Egypt has arrested 22 people in the past three days as part of a crackdown on gays after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert, activists and rights groups said on Monday.

Mugabe in SA for second Bi-National Commission 2 October 2017, 10:21 PM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in South Africa on an official visit. Mugabe is set to meet President Jacob Zuma, as the two countries convene the second Bi-National Commission session Mugabe jetted off to South Africa on Monday and visibly absent was the first lady Grace Mugabe. This could be seen as an attempt to […]

Mugabe in SA for second Bi-National Commission 2 October 2017, 10:21 PM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in South Africa on an official visit.

One dead in Kenyan protest against electoral commission 2 October 2017, 8:45 PM

One person has died in the Western Kenyan town of Siaya during protests called by the opposition to demand the removal of electoral commission officials ahead of fresh elections later this month. Police in several opposition strongholds used tear gas to disperse the protesters. Western diplomats based in Kenya warned hardliners on both sides of […]

One dead in Kenyan protest against electoral commission 2 October 2017, 8:45 PM

One person has died in the western Kenyan town, Siaya during protests called by the opposition to demand the removal of electoral commission officials.

Nigeria president denounces Biafran separatists 2 October 2017, 6:26 AM

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday railed against separatists seeking Nigeria’s “dismemberment” and called for “proper” dialogue after clashes between pro-Biafra activists and security forces in the restive southeast. Speaking as Nigeria marked its 1960 independence from Britain, Buhari also said that corruption remained the African oil giant’s “number one enemy”. The 74-year-old former general later […]