President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Samora Machel

19 October 2021, 4:07 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will continue to remember the contributions made by the people of Mozambique in the fight for freedom.
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Ramaphosa to host SADC Troika on Tuesday 4 October 2021, 6:18 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Troika on Tuesday to discuss the progress of the deployment of forces in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado region.

Kenya’s Electoral Commission begins registering voters ahead of general elections 4 October 2021, 4:23 PM

Kenya's Electoral Commission began registering voters on Monday, ahead of its general elections. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the commission is targeting enlisting at least six million new voters, mainly youth.

Nairobi’s fuel dispensers replace charcoal, kerosene with biofuel 4 October 2021, 4:00 PM

In Kenya's capital Nairobi, restaurant owner Miriam Kamau lifts a steaming ladle of food from a stove burning locally produced ethanol - a fuel made from the byproducts of sugar production.

Senegal records fewest daily COVID-19 cases since outbreak began 4 October 2021, 2:33 PM

 Senegal on Monday logged only two new daily COVID-19 infections, the lowest number since the pandemic reached the country and two months after the rate of new cases hovered at record highs, the health ministry said on Monday. “Two cases were recorded today, the lowest ever recorded,” said health ministry spokesperson Ngone Ngom. “They were […]

Libya’s foreign minister confirms departure of some foreign fighters 4 October 2021, 4:30 AM

Libya's foreign minister said on Sunday that some foreign fighters have left the country as the unity government seeks to marshal international help to withdraw the many who remain.

Thousands rally for Tunisian president urging change to political system 3 October 2021, 5:03 PM

Thousands of supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied rallied in the capital and other cities on Sunday to back his suspension of parliament and promises to change the political system, acts his critics call a coup.

Tunisia arrests lawmaker and TV presenter who called president a traitor 3 October 2021, 12:00 PM

Tunisian police on Sunday arrested a member of parliament and a television presenter who have been prominent critics of President Kais Saied since his seizure of power in July, their lawyer said.

Morocco plans to administer third dose of COVID-19 vaccine 3 October 2021, 5:00 AM

Morocco will soon start giving a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tunisia’s Saied tells France’s Macron a national dialogue will take place soon 3 October 2021, 1:51 AM

Tunisian President Kais Saied told French President Emmanuel Macron that a national dialogue would take place soon, Macron’s office said on Saturday after they spoke by phone.

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces 2 October 2021, 12:30 PM

 A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency.

Nigeria gets $400 mln in World Bank financing for COVID-19 1 October 2021, 11:40 PM

Nigeria got approval on Friday for $400 million (R5 945 252 000,00) in World Bank financing to procure and deploy COVID-19 vaccinations, the bank said in a statement.

Guinea swears in coup leader as interim president 1 October 2021, 8:35 PM

Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya was inaugurated as interim president on Friday to oversee what regional powers hope will be a short transition to constitutional rule after the September 5 overthrow of president Alpha Conde.

Seven UN officials given 72 hours to leave Ethiopia 1 October 2021, 2:51 PM

Ethiopia has expelled seven United Nations (UN) officials, giving them 72 hours to leave the country.

15 African countries hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination goal: WHOAFRO 1 October 2021, 10:51 AM

The World Health Organisation African Region says 15 African countries, nearly a third of the continent’s 54 nations have fully vaccinated 10% of their people against COVID-19.

US condemns Ethiopia’s expulsion of UN officials, warns of sanctions 1 October 2021, 2:35 AM

The United States condemns Ethiopia's expulsion of seven United Nations officials,White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday, warning that Washington will not hesitate to use sanctions against those who obstruct humanitarian efforts in the country.

Human Rights Watch calls for an end to human rights violations in Ethiopia 30 September 2021, 3:17 PM

Human Rights Watch has called on African leaders to put pressure on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government to end ongoing human rights abuses against the Tigray community as well as urge Ethiopian leaders to lift the blockade on Tigray region, to facilitate humanitarian assistance.

Ethiopians in three regions vote in delayed election 30 September 2021, 9:18 AM

Ethiopians in three regions where elections had been delayed head to the polls on Thursday to vote for their representatives and one area will also vote on whether to form its own regional state.

Tunisian leader names first female PM for the country 29 September 2021, 4:45 PM

President Kais Saied named a geologist with little government experience as Tunisia's first woman prime minister on Wednesday amid a crisis following his seizure of sweeping powers and with public finances close to breaking point.

Africa CDC concerned about UK travel restrictions 29 September 2021, 12:00 PM

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has noted with deep concern the planned changes to international travel rules in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, communicated by the Government of the United Kingdom, which will be enforced starting on Monday.

Algeria to start Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine production 29 September 2021, 5:54 AM

Algeria will start production of COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac in partnership with China on Wednesday with the aim of meeting domestic demand and exporting the surplus, the Prime Minister's office said on Tuesday.

WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuse during Ebola crisis, report says 29 September 2021, 3:02 AM

More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) were involved in sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday.

Nigerian air force kills dozens of civilians in northeast – Sources 29 September 2021, 1:19 AM

The Nigerian Air Force fired upon and killed dozens of civilians at a village in the northeast, a victim and a resident said on Tuesday, as the country wages a 12-year war against Islamist insurgencies.

UN aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: ‘Get those trucks moving’ 29 September 2021, 12:51 AM

United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he assumes famine has taken hold in Ethiopia's Tigray where a nearly three-month long "de-facto blockade" has restricted aid deliveries to 10% of what is needed in the war-torn region.

Zimbabwe central bank to freeze bank accounts over illegal forex deals 28 September 2021, 5:41 PM

Zimbabwe's central bank has ordered banks to freeze bank accounts for two years for 30 people it has accused of promoting and facilitating illegal foreign currency trading, it said on Tuesday.

Mali could delay post-coup elections, interim PM says 28 September 2021, 12:51 PM

Mali could push back presidential and legislative elections set for next February to avoid their validity being contested, its post-coup prime minister said.

Armed men kill at least 30 in northern Nigerian villages 28 September 2021, 8:28 AM

Armed men killed at least 34 people in two villages in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna in the early hours of Monday, the state government and two residents said.

Guinea junta bars its members from running in next elections 28 September 2021, 2:16 AM

Guinea's junta said on Monday its members are barred from standing in the next national or local elections, and that it will agree on the length of transition to elections with an 81-member Transitional National Council (TNC).

Ethiopia to work with AU to find peaceful solution to conflict in Tigray 27 September 2021, 2:49 PM

Ethiopia says it will work with the African Union to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in the country's Tigray region - where violence has persisted since November last year.

Ten Nigerian students kidnapped by bandits freed after ransom paid 27 September 2021, 9:08 AM

Ten more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria two months ago have been released after a ransom was paid, the school administrator said.

Sudan military-civilian tensions reach low point in wake of coup attempt 27 September 2021, 2:14 AM

Tensions between Sudan's military and civilian politicians reached a low point on Sunday in the wake of last week's attempted coup with senior officials calling on the public to prepare for protests over the withdrawal of official security details.