There is an outbreak of protests across Angola as the country marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle with official acts and demonstrations on Friday. In the Museum of Military History located in the center of...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sacked six permanent secretaries in the country. In a statement issued by State House on Tuesday, the President sacked the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Ms. Mulalelo Kakulubelwa, and her Local Government counterpart,...
Lawyers for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a challenge in the Supreme Court on Monday against President Yoweri Museveni‘s victory in last month’s election, claiming the poll was rigged. “We want nullification of the election. We do not want...
A 16-year-old Zambian girl, Agness Katenga, has committed suicide after her mother accused her of stealing three new pants. The grade 10 pupil of Lunga Day Secondary School in Mwinilunga district of Northwestern Province, Zambia, reportedly sneaked out of the...
The remains of former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, have been laid to rest. Rawlings was buried with full military honors on Wednesday, January 27 after a state funeral that was attended by Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo and representatives of world...
Three “peace agreements” have been signed by representatives from herder and farmer communities that have become trapped in violence sparked by armed group attacks in central Mali, a Swiss mediator said. The accords bring together the Fulani – also called...
Legislators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have voted to remove Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, collapsing the government and handing President Felix Tshisekedi a chance to appoint loyalists to key ministries. Wednesday’s vote marks the latest episode...
The European Union has demanded an immediate probe of alleged continued harassment of politicians and civil society actors in Uganda after last week’s general election. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the EU expressed concern at the continued suppression of...
US ambassador blocked from seeing opposition leader by heavily armed Ugandan soldiers stationed outside the home of pop star, Bobi Wine, on Monday blocked the United States Ambassador in the country from visiting the opposition presidential candidate. Wine, whose real...
Uganda’s electoral commission has declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the country’s presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival Bobi Wine alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result. Museveni secured 5.85 million votes, or...
Trouble looms in the East African country of Uganda after opposition leader Bobi Wine claimed victory in presidential elections, following preliminary poll results which revealed the early lead of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni with a wide margin. In a statement...
The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has taken a significant early lead as vote counting commences in the country after presidential elections. According to preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Friday morning, Museveni has garnered 1,536,205 votes (65.02%),...
Uganda’s communications regulator has reportedly ordered internet service providers to immediately shut down social media and messaging services ahead of the country's presidential election. The move comes two days before the country's presidential election which will see one of Africa's...
Six French soldiers were injured during an operation against Islamist militants in Mali in West Africa, French media reported on Saturday, citing the Defence Ministry. The attackers struck on Friday morning in the central region around Gourma, apparently driving a...
Ex Malian Prime Minister, Modibo Keïta, is dead. Keita died on Saturday in Morocco where he was receiving medical care. He was 78. The Communication Service in the Prime Minister’s office confirmed the ex-premier’s...
Uganda’s main opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has reported that he and his campaign team members were arrested in the country’s region of Kalangala on Wednesday, December 30. Tweeting about his recent arrest, Bobi Wine...
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced the country would re-impose the COVID-19 lockdown effective from Monday night. Ramaphosa, who disclosed this in a nationwide address on Monday, said the move was to limit further spread of the virus and...
Ghana’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which has been crying foul about the results of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, says it is ready to contest the outcome in court.A member of the party’s legal team, Rockson Dafeamekpor, said on...
‌A fire at a hospital north of Cairo on Saturday killed seven coronavirus patients, security and judicial sources said. The blaze in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Obour district, on the outskirts of Cairo, also injured five...
The president of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has accumulated 36 years in power, will seek a fourth term in elections due next March, the country’s ruling coalition said on Thursday. “Every party in the presidential majority...
Sudan's interim authorities have cancelled more than 3,500 passports issued to foreign residents by the government of ousted president Omar al-Bashir, the interior ministry announced on Thursday. Sudanese media reported that the great majority of those affected were citizens of...
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo narrowly beat his long-time rival John Mahama to win a second term, the electoral commission announced on Wednesday. But Ghana's main opposition party has rejected the results of the presidential and legislative vote, citing alleged irregularities.
Around 40 informal miners have been trapped underground in northeastern Zimbabwe after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, the country’s miners’ federation said Thursday. The disaster occurred late Wednesday in the town of Bindura, around 70 kilometers (43...
Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term after gaining an outright majority in the first round of elections, the country's electoral board announced Thursday. "Mr Kabore… with 57.87 percent of the vote, is provisionally elected...
‌Sudan’s former prime minister and top opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection on Thursday, his party said. The 84-year-old was the country’s last democratically elected prime minister before he was toppled in 1989 by now-ousted president Omar...
The Mozambican government has expelled two police training instructors after they were found guilty of impregnating a total of 15 students at a police training school. Confirming the news, Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs in the Republic of...
Kenyatta noted that on a continent of around 1.3 billion Africans with a median age of around 20 years, there is a very tangible underlying sense of urgency when it comes to expectations of government. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, President...
Former Niger president Mamadou Tandja has died at age 82, the government says. The deceased was elected to lead Niger twice from 1999 to 2010. It could be recalled the former Niger President Mamadou Tandja was overthrown...
At least three people were killed and 34 were injured on Wednesday when violent protests erupted in the capital Kampala following the arrest of opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. The police in Uganda confirmed the report. Bobi...
‌A hundred pupils at a high school in northwestern Zimbabwe have tested positive for coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, raising fears of a new wave of the respiratory infection. “A total of 100 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19 at…...