West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

16 September 2021, 8:43 AM
West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders to return the country to constitutional rule, Ghana's Foreign Minister said.
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.

Komla Dumor Award seeks Africa’s next journalism star 15 February 2017, 7:35 PM

The BBC has begun the search for Africa's next journalism star launching the 2017 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in Blantyre, Malawi.

Private doctors in Kenya embark on a 48-hour strike 15 February 2017, 3:02 PM

Doctors and medical practitioners in several private healthcare facilities in Kenya began a 48-hour strike on Wednesday.

At least 11 killed in clashes in the DRC 15 February 2017, 8:21 AM

At least 11 people were killed in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between the army and a militia loyal to a traditional chief killed in fighting with police last year.

Nigeria declares pollution in southern city an emergency 15 February 2017, 6:32 AM

Nigeria declared an air pollution emergency in a major southern city on Tuesday and closed an asphalt plant there after residents complained about the fumes.

Concerns raised for media freedom in Lesotho 14 February 2017, 9:31 PM

The Lesotho Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) says it is mobilising international support to curtail what it sees as government intimidation of the media.

Exiled Lesotho opposition leaders back home 14 February 2017, 8:38 PM

Lesotho opposition leaders who were exiled in South Africa for more than a year and a half have finally arrived home.

Somali court sentences seven al-Shabaab militants to death 14 February 2017, 11:58 AM

A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death.

Ethnic clashes in central Mali kill at least 13 13 February 2017, 8:29 PM

At least 13 people were killed in central Mali at the weekend in inter-ethnic clashes between Fulanis and Bambaras, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Zimbabwe hosts World Radio Day 13 February 2017, 6:46 PM

Zimbabwe on Monday played host of the Southern African Development Community’s regional World Radio Day commemorations under the theme “Radio is You"

Kenyan court sentenced union official over doctors strike 13 February 2017, 3:23 PM

Kenya’s employment and labour relations court has jailed members of the country’s doctors union for a month for failure to call off the ongoing medics strike.

Six journos arrested for spreading “false information” in Ivory Coast 13 February 2017, 6:03 AM

Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers.