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Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory C

The International Criminal Court in The Hague said on Tuesday that it had acquitted the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, and one of his aides of

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Posted On: 16 Jan 2019

Zimbabwe police fire teargas t

Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping center near central Harare on Wednesday, as businesses remained shut on the fi

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Posted On: 16 Jan 2019

Southern African bloc calls fo

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) suggested on Sunday that Democratic Republic of Congo recount votes from a contested Dec. 30 presidential elec

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Posted On: 13 Jan 2019

DRC opposition party says lead

UDPS calls for transition talks between Félix Tshisekedi and president Joseph Kabila.   The largest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of

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Posted On: 09 Jan 2019

DR Congo's presidential electi

The presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled on Sunday has been cancelled and will now be held a week later on December 30. &n

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Posted On: 21 Dec 2018

Grace Mugabe declared wanted i

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Grace Mugabe, wife of the former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, in South Africa.   It was revealed on

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Posted On: 19 Dec 2018

AfDB’s 115m Euros for Rwand

The Board of African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitat

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Posted On: 18 Dec 2018

ECOWAS Female lawmakers elect

The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) has elected Filomena Martins of Cabo Verde as president replacing Sen. Stella Oduah of Nigeria.  

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Posted On: 05 Dec 2018

Ghana goes after Churches for

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has served notice about plans by his outfit to start prosecuting pastors who r

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Posted On: 03 Dec 2018

Chad president to make first I

Chadian President Idriss Deby will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, the first such visit by a leader of the Muslim central

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Posted On: 25 Nov 2018

Death toll from Uganda boat cr

At least 29 people died when a cruise boat capsized in poor weather on Saturday in Lake Victoria, Uganda, the deputy police spokesman said on Sunday.   P

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Posted On: 25 Nov 2018

France to return looted artef

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin Republic “without delay”.   The  move 

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Posted On: 24 Nov 2018

Tanzania president fires two m

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said the government could buy up the country’s cashew nut stock after he fired two ministers and dissolved the in

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Posted On: 11 Nov 2018

Current Ebola outbreak is wors

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the heal

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Death toll from Somalia hotel

The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22, police said o

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Malawi's Mutharika dumps vice

Malawian President Peter Mutharika sacked Vice President Saulos Chilima on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle, the government said, ahead of a presidential electi

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Posted On: 08 Nov 2018

UN angry over kidnap of stude

The United Nations is angry over the kidnap of students and staff of a secondary school in Bmenda, North-West of Cameroon and warned that there could be no just

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Posted On: 07 Nov 2018

85 year old Paul Biya begins a

Cameroon president-elect Paul Biya, 85, is scheduled to take the oath of office on Tuesday, an official statement released by the National Assembly said on Mond

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Posted On: 06 Nov 2018

Hundreds in hiding as Tanzani

Dar es Salaam official creates taskforce aimed at finding and punishing LGBT community.   Hundreds of LGBT activists in Tanzania have gone into hiding af

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Posted On: 06 Nov 2018

China’s New Interest in Afri

China is gradually becoming the most attractive source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa. According to a Washington Post publication dated January 7,

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Posted On: 05 Nov 2018

Chinese loans don't bother me,

China isn't Kenya's only lender, said Uhuru Kenyatta   President Uhuru Kenyatta is questioning why Kenya's debt critics only focus on debt owed to Chin

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Ugandan Catholic archbishop wa

Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has fronted a controversial proposal that seeks to have the central government deduct 10% from people’s monthly s

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Africa governance gains hamper

Security fears and a lack of jobs in African nations have hampered gains in governance across the diverse continent over the last decade, a study said

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Posted On: 30 Oct 2018

Botched Chinese railway projec

The planning behind many of China’s major infrastructure projects abroad has been "downright inadequate”, leading to huge financial losses

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Posted On: 29 Oct 2018

African Governments are not cr

A new report says African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic gr

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Posted On: 29 Oct 2018

Ethiopia’s first female pres

The newly appointed Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde on Thursday stressed unity among Ethiopians and the need to sustain the ongoing reform in the co

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Posted On: 25 Oct 2018