Former Congo president’s ally loses chairmanship of state mining company

4 December 2021, 9:50 AM
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday announced a high-level shake-up at state mining company Gecamines, replacing board chairman Albert Yuma, a close ally of Tshisekedi's predecessor.
Felix Tshisekedi
Eleven dead, hundreds escape in Congo jail attack 12 June 2017, 5:52 AM

Eleven people were killed and 930 prisoners escaped on Sunday when unidentified assailants stormed a jail in DRC north eastern town of Beni, the provincial governor said.

Soldier sentenced to death for killing Boko Haram suspect 11 June 2017, 8:28 PM

A Nigerian soldier has been sentenced to death for the murder of a Boko Haram suspect.

Gaddafi’s son said to be freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear 11 June 2017, 5:59 PM

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has left the town of Zintan where he had been held since 2011 after being freed by an armed group.

Boko Haram claims major attack on key northeast Nigerian city 11 June 2017, 7:16 AM

Militant insurgency Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attack on Nigeria's north eastern city of Maiduguri on Wednesday night that killed at least 14 people.

Lesotho’s former deputy PM calls for ‘national unity’ 10 June 2017, 7:11 PM

Lesotho's Mothetjoa Metsing has called for a national unity government, saying a broader coalition deal would ensure stability after last week's election failed to produce an outright winner.

Mugabe fires top prosecutor for ‘misconduct’: report 10 June 2017, 4:59 PM

President Robert Mugabe has fired Zimbabwe's top prosecutor.

Struggle icon Ya Toivo dies 10 June 2017, 8:42 AM

Struggle icon and former Robben Island prisoner, Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, has died at the age of 93.

ICC member states urged to comply with court decisions 9 June 2017, 2:22 PM

The Prosecutor for the ICC has reiterated her call for States to arrest and surrender Omar Al Bashir of alleged genocide.

Uganda attack leave three dead, 21 injured 9 June 2017, 11:23 AM

An attack by unknown armed men on residents of a disputed area in Adjumani, northern Uganda, has left three people dead and 21 injured.

Panama court dismisses Western Sahara phosphate claim – Morocco’s OCP 9 June 2017, 6:52 AM

A Panama court dismissed a case by the Western Sahara Polisario independence movement to block a Moroccan shipment of phosphate in Panama saying there was no evidence the cargo belonged to the group.

Al-Shabaab kills 38 in Somalia’s Puntland – military 8 June 2017, 9:30 PM

Al-Shabaab militants killed 38 people, mostly soldiers, in an attack on a military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, an army officer said.

Zimbabwe bus crash claims 43 lives 8 June 2017, 4:38 PM

About 43 people died and 24 others were injured when the driver of a Zimbabwe-registered bus lost control.

Africa in need of economic liberation: Ngungi Wa Thiong’o 8 June 2017, 5:50 AM

Acclaimed novelist and scholar Ngungi Wa Thiong'o says Africans have a moral obligation to lift the continent out of the current challenges that continue to constrain its economic progress.

At least 8 dead in Kenya following nurses strike 7 June 2017, 3:51 PM

At least eight people have died in Kenya following a strike by nurses in the country's public hospitals over delays in the implementation of an agreement

Nigeria’s President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife says 7 June 2017, 7:30 AM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, two presidency sources said.

Lesotho ex-PM to form coalition govt after poll win 6 June 2017, 8:13 PM

Lesotho's former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is poised to form a coalition government after his party won snap elections at the weekend according to official results released Tuesday.

Nigeria to probe soldiers’ alleged misconduct at refugee camp 6 June 2017, 5:13 PM

Nigeria's army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an insurgency, says a military spokesman.

Egypt US embassy bans personnel from religious sites outside Cairo 6 June 2017, 7:43 AM

Personnel assigned to the US Mission in Egypt are prohibited from visiting religious sites outside greater Cairo until further notice.

Lesotho elections reasonably free and fair: Observers 5 June 2017, 9:42 PM

Election observers say the Lesotho elections were reasonably free and fair.

Lesotho Election Observers raise concerns 5 June 2017, 2:10 PM

Election Observers in Lesotho have raised concern over the overlapping roles between the army and the police.

Lesotho poll results trickle in 5 June 2017, 8:44 AM

Lesotho former Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention is leading with 27 constituencies and 33 out 80  are now official.

Vote counting in Lesotho underway 4 June 2017, 12:11 PM

Vote counting is currently taking place in Lesotho following the country’s general elections that took place on Saturday.

Deadly land clashes brewing in central Nigeria 4 June 2017, 6:48 AM

Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria face arrest for declaring they would disregard laws enacted to curb fatal clashes between the cattle breeders and villagers.

Lesotho votes in third election in five years 3 June 2017, 3:11 PM

Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho cast ballots Saturday in an election expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability.

Network to push for empowerment of African women 3 June 2017, 10:14 AM

An African Women Leaders Network has been launched in New York to harness the wealth of African women’s experiences in inspiring the next generation of leadership.

Basotho queue to cast their vote 3 June 2017, 7:08 AM

More than 1.2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in nearly 3 000 voting stations in Lesotho.

It’s all systems go for Lesotho elections 2 June 2017, 8:18 PM

South Africa's High Commissioner to Lesotho Sello Moloto says there haven't been any earth shattering complaints during campaigning.

Lesotho elections: concerns over the role of army 2 June 2017, 3:21 PM

Concerns about the role of the army in Lesotho's elections on Saturday continue to linger.

Lesotho readies for elections 2 June 2017, 12:58 PM

The Lesotho capital Maseru is quiet on the public holiday preceding polling day on Saturday.

Over 40 migrants reported dead in Sahara after truck breakdown 2 June 2017, 7:24 AM

More than 40 West African migrants died in the Sahara desert this week after their truck broke down in arid northern Niger, the Red Cross told Reuters on Wednesday.