Lesotho government embarrassed by nationals involved in illegal mining activities in SA

21 June 2021, 8:15 PM
The Consul General of Lesotho says they are embarrassed about their countrymen's involvement in illegal mining activities in South Africa. 
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Congo faces third wave of coronavirus, says health minister 3 June 2021, 11:55 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, with its epicentre in the capital, Kinshasa, one of Africa's most-populous cities, Health Minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani said on Thursday.

Twitter removes Nigerian president’s post 3 June 2021, 8:51 PM

Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings.

Nigeria confirms 136 children abducted from school 3 June 2021, 2:55 PM

136 students were abducted from an Islamic school in Nigeria on Sunday, local authorities confirmed Wednesday.

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Security in Ethiopia’s Tigray region remains highly complex: UN officials 3 June 2021, 8:45 AM

United Nations humanitarian officials say that the overall security situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia remains highly complex.

ICC prosecutor asks Sudan to hand over Bashir ally accused of Darfur genocide 2 June 2021, 8:32 PM

The International Criminal Court has asked Sudan to hand over one of the key people accused of war crimes and genocide in Darfur and an ally of ousted President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the visiting chief ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Congolese escaping volcano receive aid in Rwanda 2 June 2021, 4:03 PM

Many families displaced by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fled into neighbouring Rwanda to find safety.

Majodina ashamed of chaos at PAP 2 June 2021, 11:16 AM

Member of both the South African and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Pemmy Majodina says they are ashamed of the chaos during the sitting of the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand over the past two days.

Recession and violence among COVID side effects in Africa, report finds 2 June 2021, 3:27 AM

Much of Africa may have been spared the death toll that COVID-19 brought to other regions, but it now faces recession, growing violence and higher unemployment because of the pandemic, a report said on Wednesday.

African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions 2 June 2021, 2:04 AM

The African Union has suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

At least 23 African migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia, NGO says 2 June 2021, 1:18 AM

At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday.

Malema says AU must intervene in issues raised by Pan African Parliament 1 June 2021, 5:02 PM

Economics Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the African Union needs to intervene in recent issues raised by the Pan African Parliament at Midrand in Johannesburg.

Pan African Parliament suspended yet again following more chaos 1 June 2021, 3:30 PM

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, has been suspended yet again as MPs continue to fight over the electoral system.

32 DRC MPs lost to COVID-19 since start of pandemic 1 June 2021, 1:00 PM

The disease has claimed the lives of some prominent MPs and officials from the president's office.

SA PAP delegation condemns ‘brazen attempt’ to undermine the AU’s authority 1 June 2021, 11:52 AM

The Southern Caucus is calling for rotational leadership based on AU rules, while the Eastern and Western Caucuses want to keep the direct voting system.

PAP chaos un-African and taints image of the institution: Contralesa 1 June 2021, 11:06 AM

On Monday, chaos erupted in the chamber in Midrand when members of the PAP argued over rotational leadership instead of direct elections.

Zimbabwe Court ruling on Mugabe’s reburial described as outrageous 1 June 2021, 10:29 AM

Zimbabwe's Constitutional law expert Professor Lovemore Madhuku says an order for the exhumation and reburial of former President Robert Mugabe issued by a traditional Chief in Zvimba district  is "outrageous" and "defies logic".

Pan-African Parliament expected to elect new leadership on Tuesday 1 June 2021, 8:00 AM

Some members of the PAP resorted to violence on Monday as frustrations grew over whether the Presidency should be on a rotational basis or via the current direct ballot box.

Gbagbo plans to return home to Ivory Coast on June 17 1 June 2021, 12:03 AM

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo plans to return home on June 17 following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, his party said on Monday.

Majodina drops decision to open assault case against PAP member 31 May 2021, 7:52 PM

South African Member of Parliament Pemmy Majodina will no longer be opening a case of assault against a fellow Pan-African Parliament member.

Chaos erupts over leadership election at Pan-African Parliament 31 May 2021, 3:30 PM

There are chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Burkina Faso receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines 31 May 2021, 12:41 PM

Burkina Faso, one of several countries in Africa that has yet to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, received its first shipment under the global vaccine-sharing scheme, COVAX, on Sunday, the Health Ministry said.

Pan-African Parliament legal body finds current leadership election system unlawful 31 May 2021, 12:39 PM

The elections of Pan-African Parliament's leadership could be further delayed after the body's legal entity found that the current system was unlawful.

West African bloc ECOWAS suspends Mali’s membership after coup -minister 30 May 2021, 11:12 PM

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday suspended Mali’s membership of the regional bloc in response to last week’s coup, Ghana’s foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, said after a summit in Accra to respond to the crisis.

Mali coup leader to attend emergency West African summit 30 May 2021, 4:42 PM

West African leaders will discuss on Sunday how to respond to a coup in Mali, gathering in the Ghanaian capital Accra for a summit to be attended by Assimi Goita, who was named interim Malian president after leading the takeover last week.

Ethiopians criticise United States at pro-government rally 30 May 2021, 12:15 PM

Ethiopian pro-government demonstrators denounced the United States on Sunday for imposing restrictions on aid over the Tigray conflict, at a massive rally organised by the authorities to show support for their positions.

Macron says France will help Africa make more COVID-19 vaccines locally 30 May 2021, 1:30 AM

President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations.

Kidnappers free 14 Nigerian students in northwest Kaduna state 29 May 2021, 9:50 PM

Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior member of the teaching staff said on Saturday.

‘We chose stability’ – Mali’s interim president after coup 29 May 2021, 6:03 PM

Mali's interim president, Assimi Goita, said he would establish a government of "consensus and inclusivity" on Friday after being confirmed in his post by the constitutional court.

There’s still room for Mozambique to negotiate: Prof Khadiagala 29 May 2021, 11:15 AM

Head of the Department of International Relations at Wits University, Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, says it is not too late for the Mozambican government to initiate dialogue with the militants in the north of the country.

Mali’s top court declares coup leader Goita as interim president 29 May 2021, 2:00 AM

Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president.