Mali president names diplomat Moctar Ouane as interim prime minister

27 September 2020, 8:08 PM
Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.
Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya 24 February 2017, 3:53 PM

The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container.

Tight security ahead of Lesotho’s parliament re-opening 24 February 2017, 8:15 AM

Security is very tight at the Lesotho National Assembly as the country sees it’s most anticipated reopening of Parliament.

Nigerian protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja 23 February 2017, 6:01 PM

Nigerian protesters attacked and vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday.

UN urgently seeks $4 bln aid to avert famine for 20 mln in Africa 23 February 2017, 2:01 PM

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations says.

Kenyan prisoners to vote in August elections 22 February 2017, 8:43 PM

The Electoral Commission in Kenya is registering prisoners to vote in time for this year’s General elections due in August.

Kiir grants aid agencies access to his country 22 February 2017, 7:39 PM

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir promised aid agencies safe access to hungerstricken civilians a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.

Africa air cargo continues to struggle, says experts 22 February 2017, 2:41 PM

The 4th edition of Air Cargo Africa trade and expo kicked off this week in Ekurhuleni.

Lesotho National Assembly reconvenes on Friday 21 February 2017, 9:21 PM

Fireworks are expected when the Lesotho national assembly reconvenes on Friday.

Life gets tougher for Nigerians and may stay that way 21 February 2017, 8:02 PM

Life is getting tougher for Nigerians. Inflation hit its highest level since 2005 in January, running at an unexpectedly high 18.7 percent.

As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations 21 February 2017, 2:38 PM

As he celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials.

Millions of African refugees face hunger 21 February 2017, 9:05 AM

Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warns.

UN brands famine in South Sudan “man-made” 21 February 2017, 5:40 AM

The United Nations and its agencies have branded the famine declared in certain parts of South Sudan, man-made.

Political instability continues to cripple South Sudan 20 February 2017, 5:06 PM

The Lutheran World Federation says there is complete lack of International attention on the unfolding humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39 20 February 2017, 9:28 AM

Al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group that is fighting the UN-backed Somali government, did not immediately claim responsibility.

Mugabe to turn 93 years old 19 February 2017, 8:00 PM

Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, is turning 93 next Tuesday and he is still going strong.

Mozambique PM to visit victims of cyclone Dineo 19 February 2017, 1:43 PM

Mozambique's Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, will visit thousands of residents at Inhambane and Gaza provinces following the tropical cyclone Dineo.

Joint East African destination portal launched 19 February 2017, 12:19 PM

Three East African countries can now jointly market their tourism products on line with the launch of the first joint East African destination portal.

Gambia’s Barrow pledges economic reform 19 February 2017, 7:14 AM

Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms.

Several thousand protest in Burundi against fourth Arusha rendezvous 18 February 2017, 3:33 PM

Six civil society organisations believed to be close to the Burundi government regime organised protests in the capital Bujumbura and the second town Gitega on Saturday.

Gambia backtracks on decision to withdraw from ICC 18 February 2017, 6:39 AM

The United Nations has confirmed its receipt of a Gambian decision to rescind its withdrawal from the Rome Statute that governs membership of the international Criminal Court.

‘My husband is irreplaceable’: Grace Mugabe 17 February 2017, 4:00 PM

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe says President Robert Mugabe, her husband, is irreplaceable and will continue to rule from the grave.

Aid agency seeks to minimise drought effects in Somalia 17 February 2017, 2:40 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) says there is still a "window of opportunity' to avert a possible famine in Somalia.

Multiple suicide bombings target Nigerian refugees 17 February 2017, 2:12 PM

Seven suspected Boko Haram militants blew themselves on the outskirts of a northeast Nigerian city on Friday.

Rebels kill 32 people in Central African Republic town-HRW 17 February 2017, 8:53 AM

Rebels in Central African Republic killed at least 32 civilians after clashes with a rival armed group; Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

French frontrunner Macron under fire over Algeria comments 17 February 2017, 7:11 AM

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron faced a storm of criticism from his right-wing opponents over his comments condemning France's colonial past in Algeria.

11 killed as army’s clashes with central Congo militia persist 16 February 2017, 4:59 PM

At least 11 people were killed in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.

Botswana to privatise national airline 16 February 2017, 4:32 PM

Botswana put its national airline up for tender on Monday, as part of its latest drive to privatise loss-making state companies.

MTN partnership provides scholarships to Kenyan girls 16 February 2017, 12:25 PM

MTN has joined hands with the South African High Commission in Kenya to provide scholarships to bright but needy girls in the East African nation.

Political solutions important in fight against terrorism: UN head 16 February 2017, 12:02 PM

The UN Secretary-General has praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi for his commitment in fighting terrorism.

Zimbabwe banks still facing serious shortages of cash 16 February 2017, 9:32 AM

Zimbabwean banks only have enough cash in offshore accounts to finance about two weeks' worth of the country's imports, according to a statement from the central bank on Wednesday.