Africa

The United Arab Emirates will lift an entry and transit ban on Saturday on travellers who had recently visited South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and eight other African countries. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) said late on Wednesday it was lifting the ban on those who had visited certain African […]

The United Nations have demanded the immediate release of Burkina Faso President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore and other top officials of the country following a military takeover. The UN Human Rights Office said it was crucial to preserve a democratic space in the West African nation and respect the rule of law. Spokeswoman of the […]

President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda will not side with any of the contenders in Kanya’s forthcoming Kenyan presidential elections. ; In an exclusive interview with the ;New Vision, the President has also dispelled claims that he supports one of the presidential contenders in the August elections, William Ruto, the current vice-president of Kenya. “Elections […]

More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta had seized control of Burkina Faso after detaining the democratically elected president following a day of gunbattles in the capital of the West African country. The military coup in a nation that was once a bastion of stability was the […]

A group of mutinous soldiers took control of a military base in Burkina Faso on Sunday amid calls for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to resign. The country’s defense minister, Aime Barthelemy Simpore, told state media that barracks in multiple cities had been affected by the unrest. On Saturday, demonstrators gathered in support of the […]

Dozens of Sudanese judges and prosecutors have condemned the killing of more than 70 protesters since October’s coup and have called for a criminal investigation. Frequent protests have been met with ‘live gunfire and tear gas’ and thousands are once again out on the streets of the capital Khartoum. A statement from 55 judges to […]

Ten prisoners have been found guilty of raping dozens of female inmates during a violent riot at an overcrowded jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thirty-seven women and a teenage girl testified that they were repeatedly raped during a three-day riot at Kasapa Central Prison near Lubumbashi in 2020. Some female detainees became pregnant […]

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday pledged to work to jumpstart the economy and ensure broad-based development gains as he was sworn in for a second five-year term in office. Barrow, 56, came to power in 2017 by unseating his autocratic predecessor Yahya Jammeh at the polls. He comfortably won re-election last month with 53% […]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the removal of at least five MPs from heading parliamentary committees, in what is seen as a continuation of the purge against lawmakers loyal to Deputy President William Ruto. With just over six months to the General Election, the President wants to tighten his grip on the ruling Jubilee Party, […]

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) wants states to abolish the use of the Covid-19 certificate as a means for admitting travellers into their countries until when there will be reasonable accessibility to vaccines globally. AFRAA says the travel industry is reeling from the adverse impact of the re-introduction of travel restrictions and implementation of blanket travel […]


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