23.3 C
Kenya
Monday, June 18, 2018

Ethiopia seeks to legitimise port deals with Somalia

Ethiopia has agreed on a joint investment in Somali ports in what could be seen as Premier Abiy Ahmed's move to legitimise...

Residents flee town after murder of traditional ruler

The town is deserted when I arrive. It is perhaps unsurprising: Ogbozinne Akpugo, in Enugu state, was where a community lynched its...

Riek Machar supports calls to seize assets of South Sudan warlords

South Sudan rebels say they support calls for seizure of assets bought by warlords in Kenya and Uganda in bid to tame...

Trump’s pick for Top Africa post denounces ‘corrupt dinosaurs’

NEW YORK, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the State Department's Africa Bureau told US senators on Thursday that leaders who extend...

23 presidential candidates cleared for Zimbabwe’s July vote

HARARE, A record 23 presidential candidates were cleared on Thursday to run in Zimbabwe's elections due on July 30, including incumbent Emmerson...

‘They whipped and raped her’: victims recall raids by Bemba’s men

BANGUI "They tied up my younger sister, whipped her and raped her," says Ghislain Bertrand Bouanga, recalling the day when former Congolese...

Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque, attacker killed

MALMESBURY, A man stabbed two people to death and wounded two others in an attack at a mosque in South Africa on...

Jean-Pierre Bemba leaves ICC detention centre following acquittal

THE HAGUE, Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has left the detention centre of the International Criminal Court following...

Nigerian police bust ‘bogus blood bank’

LAGOS, Nigerian police on Wednesday said they were investigating a man for running an illegal blood bank after a teenager needed hospital...

Robert Mugabe’s stepson facing eviction over rent arrears

HARARE Former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe's socialite stepson is facing eviction from a property over rental arrears dating back three years, court...

Mozambique jihadists lay siege to once sleepy villages

MACOMIA Until last week, Mozambique's northern district of Macomia was a remote and peaceful place, surrounded by dense tropical forests. Today, that...

Uganda arrests ex-police chief Kale Kayihura

Former Uganda Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and some of his associates have been arrested. Highly placed sources said Gen...

CPJ asks Tanzania to withdraw internet law

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wants the Tanzanian government to withdraw its latest threats to online forums, blogs and streaming websites....

Media watchdog calls on Tanzania to scrap online content law

NAIROBI, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday called on Tanzania to scrap a new law regulating Internet content, saying it targeted critics...

Robert Mugabe off the hook for now in diamonds graft case

HARARE, Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, who twice failed to turn up in parliament to give evidence on corruption in the diamond...

ICC judges order Jean-Pierre Bemba’s interim release

THE HAGUE, International judges Tuesday ordered an interim conditional release of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of...

Madagascar has new govt after court order: president

MADAGASCAR, Madagascar's president announced Monday that a new government had been appointed following a court ruling which called for a "consensus" administration...

Nigeria honours presumed winner of aborted 1993 election

NIGERIA, Since 1993, June 12 has been more than just a date in the calendar for Nigerians. For many, it became a...