Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

13 July 2020, 8:44 PM
The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, according to a military spokesman and an ambulance service.
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Eastern Congo rebels aim to march on Kinshasa – spokesman 30 September 2017, 3:28 PM

A rebel spokesman in eastern Congo said on Friday that his movement intended to march across the country to the capital Kinshasa to depose President Joseph Kabila.

Zimbabwe gazettes a new law criminalising unlicensed currency trading 29 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwean authorities have gazetted a new law criminalising unlicensed currency trading in an attempt to stem out a thriving parallel market for foreign banknotes in the country. The new law means those dealing illegally in foreign currency face up to 10 years in jail. Over the past two weeks, Zimbabwe‘s bond notes have devalued by […]

Zimbabwe gazettes a new law criminalising unlicensed currency trading 29 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwean authorities have gazetted a new law criminalising unlicensed currency trading in an attempt to stem out a thriving parallel market for foreign banknotes in the country.

Militants attack Somali military base, killing at least 15 29 September 2017, 12:00 PM

Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Somalia‘s capital, Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali officials said on Friday. The militants used guns and car bombs to take control of the base and a nearby town, Barire, 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, in an […]

Militants attack Somali military base, killing at least 15 29 September 2017, 12:00 PM

Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali officials said on Friday.

‘Internet compromises role of public broadcasters’ 28 September 2017, 10:15 PM

The role of public broadcasters is at a risk of being compromised by the internet, mobile phones and social media networks.

‘Internet compromises role of public broadcasters’ 28 September 2017, 10:15 PM

The role of public broadcasters is at a risk of being compromised by the internet, mobile phones and social media networks. Southern African Development Community (SADC) broadcasters gathering in Namibia for the Southern African Broadcasting Association’s Africa and Digitalisation Conference heard that some social media platforms have more users compared to public broadcaster audiences. Public […]

Al Bashir extends helping hand to South Sudan 28 September 2017, 9:35 PM

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has extended a helping hand to South Sudan.

Al Bashir extends helping hand to South Sudan 28 September 2017, 9:35 PM

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has extended a helping hand to South Sudan saying his government will pull out all the stops to ensure that there is a lasting peace and stability in their neighbouring state. Al Bashir gave the keynote address at the opening of the Intelligence and Security Services Conference underway in the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe likens rivals to Judas for seeking his retirement 28 September 2017, 5:37 PM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused unnamed officials of his own party of trying to push him into retiring and likened them to the biblical betrayer Judas. The 93-year-old Mugabe, one of the world’s oldest leaders, has been in power since Zimbabwe, and then called Rhodesia, gained independence from Britain in 1980. He intends […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe likens rivals to Judas for seeking his retirement 28 September 2017, 5:37 PM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused unnamed officials of his own party of trying to push him into retiring and likened them to the biblical betrayer Judas.

Lawmakers fight in Uganda parliament for second day 28 September 2017, 6:15 AM

Fighting broke out in Uganda’s parliament for a second day between lawmakers pushing for a change in laws to remove age limits for presidential candidates and those opposing it, a Reuters witness said. The Reuters journalist who was present in parliament said he saw microphone stands being used as weapons, and at least two female […]

Lawmakers fight in Uganda parliament for second day 28 September 2017, 6:15 AM

Fighting broke out in Uganda's parliament for a second day between lawmakers pushing for a change in laws to remove age limits for presidential candidates and those opposing it.

Conference warns SADC broadcasters of losing integrity 27 September 2017, 7:05 PM

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) public broadcasters have been warned against damaging their brands and reputations by broadcasting fake news and state propaganda. The globally-acclaimed Public Media Alliance told Southern African Broadcasting Association members in Windhoek that damaged media brands are almost impossible to resuscitate. Public broadcasters are pondering strategies to stay financially afloat […]

Conference warns SADC broadcasters of losing integrity 27 September 2017, 7:05 PM

SADC public broadcasters have been warned against damaging their brands and reputations by broadcasting fake news and state propaganda.

Kenya’s IEC meets political parties ahead of Oct 26 elections 27 September 2017, 6:24 PM

Kenya’s Electoral Commission has met representatives from President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s Jubilee Party and from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga‘s Opposition NASA coalition to iron out outstanding issues ahead of the fresh presidential election in October. The meeting comes just a day after NASA held street protests in major cities across the country, demanding the removal […]

Kenya’s IEC meets political parties ahead of Oct 26 elections 27 September 2017, 6:24 PM

Kenya's Electoral Commission has met representatives from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party and from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's Opposition NASA coalition.

Zimbabwe court frees activist pastor arrested for subversion 27 September 2017, 7:01 AM

A Zimbabwean court has freed activist pastor Evan Mawarire, a critic of President Robert Mugabe, following his weekend arrest on new charges of attempting to subvert the government. It was the second time he has been detained for a similar offence. Mawarire went on trial on Monday on separate subversion charges stemming from protests last […]

Zimbabwe court frees activist pastor arrested for subversion 27 September 2017, 7:01 AM

A Zimbabwean court has freed activist pastor Evan Mawarire, a critic of President Robert Mugabe, following his weekend arrest on new charges of attempting to subvert the government.

Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft 26 September 2017, 10:18 PM

Angola’s first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday. João Lourenço told thousands of supporters in Luanda he would also tackle gaping inequality in Africa’s second largest oil producer – though analysts have already raised doubts about his […]

Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft 26 September 2017, 10:18 PM

Angola's first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday.

Congo must release human rights activists, says rights group 26 September 2017, 3:46 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists detained for participating in peaceful activities. Human Rights Watch (HRW), together with 45 Congolese and other human rights organisations, called for their release on Monday. According to HRW, four of the activists were arrested in mid-July […]

Congo must release human rights activists, says rights group 26 September 2017, 3:46 PM

The DRC has been urged to unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists detained for participating in peaceful activities.

Kenya’s opposition demands removal of electoral commission 26 September 2017, 6:13 AM

Kenya’s opposition coalition, National Super Alliance (NASA), will start demonstrations early Tuesday to demand the removal of electoral commission officials. This is among the conditions set by the opposition for participating in fresh presidential elections on October 26. The Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the August 8 elections following what it termed “illegalities and irregularities” […]

Kenya’s opposition demands removal of electoral commission 26 September 2017, 6:13 AM

Kenya's opposition coalition, National Super Alliance, will start demonstrations early Tuesday to demand the removal of electoral commission officials.

Public broadcasters fail to tell the African story: Dlodlo 25 September 2017, 7:17 PM

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says African public broadcasters have dismally failed to tell the story of the continent to the world. Dlodlo says people around the world, including the African diaspora are unaware of African cultures, languages and traditions due to the failure of public broadcasters to educate and inform them. She was giving a […]

Public broadcasters fail to tell the African story: Dlodlo 25 September 2017, 7:17 PM

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says African public broadcasters have dismally failed to tell the story of the continent to the world.

Zuma to attend João Manuel Lourenço inauguration 25 September 2017, 12:51 PM

President Jacob Zuma will attend the inauguration of Angolan president-elect, João Manuel Lourenço in Luanda on Tuesday. The Presidency points out that Angola and South Africa have strong commercial and historical ties. Lourenco will take over from President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who’s led Angola since 1979, after their People’s Movement for the Liberation of […]

Zuma to attend João Manuel Lourenço inauguration 25 September 2017, 12:51 PM

President Jacob Zuma will attend the inauguration of Angolan president-elect, João Manuel Lourenço in Luanda on Tuesday.

Zim activist arrested for lamenting country’s economic woes 25 September 2017, 7:56 AM

Zimbabwe anti-government activist pastor Evan Mawarire has been arrested again, this time during a church service after he posted a video bemoaning the country’s worsening economic troubles. Mawarire has been arrested several times for his dissenting views, including during the #This Flag campaign in Zimbawe last year. He is facing charges of inciting violence after […]