Africa

In a decision that was long time coming, Malian ruling junta pulled the plug on a number of military accords with France. French soldiers and European partners are on track to leave Mali by the end of summer. Mali’s military junta on Monday said it was withdrawing from military accords it signed with France. The […]

Somalia’s al Shabaab group launched a car bomb and gun attack on an African Union mission troop camp in the Shabelle region in the centre of the country, a local elder and the group said on Tuesday. “We were awoken by huge blasts early in the morning. The blasts were at the African Union mission […]

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa had to leave a May Day rally after workers stormed the stage where he was speaking. Chanting “Cyril must go,” they held up signs demanding a wage increase during a ceremony in a stadium near the north-western city of Rustenburg. The protesters, who worked at a local mine, have been […]

In an industrial Nairobi neighbourhood, impoverished slum-dwellers scour piles of garbage to collect damaged and discarded gadgets, part of an initiative to recycle old electronics and transform trash into treasure. Wearing T-shirts and flip flops and earning as little as 500 Kenyan shillings ($4) a day, the unlikely warriors are at the frontlines of a […]

Kenya’s inflation has hit a seven-month high on the back of a jump in prices of essential items like cooking oil, soap, and cooking gas in the last 12 months, further squeezing the largely stagnant earnings of households. The inflation — a measure of annual changes in the cost of living— hit 6.47 percent in […]

As torrential rains take a break over the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa, the damage and death toll comes into focus. More than 300 people are reported dead, and many are missing — some are calling this the country’s deadliest storm on record. Widespread flash and river flooding also led to infrastructure destruction, including numerous […]

The government has committed to pay marketers an estimated Sh14.39 billion in the subsidy scheme that prevented prices from hitting a record Sh173.70 per litre. The marketers will receive a compensation of Sh9.02 billion from a subsidy of Sh40.24 per litre of diesel, Sh5.057 billion from Sh29.08 per litre of petrol, and Sh310.87 million for […]

Rwanda’s Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a 25-year prison sentence against ailing “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina, who was convicted last year on terrorism charges, rejecting a prosecution appeal to increase the penalty to life. The fiercely outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame, who has been in custody for almost 600 days, was convicted […]

United Nations (UN) has confirmed that eight peacekeepers were on board the helicopter that crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) A statement by UN spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric said no one survived the accident. The ill-fated chopper went missing on Tuesday in North Kivu. A search and rescue operation discovered the bodies later transported […]

Ghana Sunday lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, opened its land and sea borders, and relaxed some of the travel measures instituted two years ago to curb the spread of the pandemic. Starting Monday, March 28, 2022, all in-person activities, such as those in churches, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties and events, cinemas and theatres may take […]


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