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Over 100 Chibok Girls Still Missing 7 Years After School Abduction

Africa News Parents and relatives gather for prayers at the Chibok school where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists seven years ago. Several more mass kidnappings of schoolchildren have occurred in northern Nigeria since Chibok, resulting in hundreds of schools being shut in a region where the literacy rate and school enrolment

Jacob Zuma

Zuma told to suggest penalty over contempt case

BBC Former South African president Jacob Zuma has up to Wednesday to suggest the penalty the country’s highest court should impose if he were to be found guilty of contempt. The penalty relates to his ignoring of summons to appear before the commission of inquiry chaired by Justice Ray Zondo to answer corruption allegations –

Gunmen Free More Than 1 800 Prisoners In Nigerian Jail Attack

Reuters More than 1,800 prisoners are on the run in southeast Nigeria after escaping when heavily armed gunmen attacked their prison using explosives and rocket-propelled grenades, the authorities said. Nigerian police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack in the city of Owerri, but a

The SADC meeting comes after Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked Palma.

SADC leaders to meet in Maputo over Mozambique terror threats

TIMESLIVE The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold a two-day extraordinary Troika Summit in Maputo from Thursday to Friday to deliberate on measures to address terrorism in the host country Mozambique. According to a notification sent to member states by the bloc’s secretariat, there will be a meeting of defence and security clusters from

Tanzania new president lifts media ban

Media ban reversed by Tanzania’s new president

BBC Tanzania’s new president has announced that bans slapped on a number of media outlets by her predecessor who died last month are now to be lifted. “I understand that there are media organisations that have been closed – let them open and ensure they follow the law,” President Samia instructed national authorities. She said media rules,

Rwanda President Paul Kagame

France Failed To Stop Rwandan Genocide – Report

AllAfrica.com THE French government failed to help stop the 1994 Rwandan genocide and holds responsibility for an inability to see preparations for the killing, according to a report published on Friday by a historical commission set up by President Emmanuel Macron. Paris was not complicit in the killings, according to the commission, led by historian

Denis Sassou Nguesso

Sassou Nguesso Wins Congo Elections By 88%

AllAfrica.com THE longtime president of the Republic of Congo is set for another five-year term after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the death of his main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas. Despite an ongoing economic crisis in the Republic of Congo, the country’s veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Funeral Rites Begin For Late Tanzanian Leader John Magufuli

Africa News Mourners line the streets and gather at a church in Dar es Salaam to remember Tanzania’s late president John Magufuli, before he is transported to the Uhuru National Stadium where he will lie in state. Magufuli died at the age of 61 on Wednesday. He will be buried in his ancestral home next

This couple fled their village after their oldest son was beheaded by jihadists (RUI MUTEMBA/SAVE THE CHILDREN)

Mozambique Insurgency: Militants Beheading Children, Aid Agency Reports

BBC Aid agency Save the Children says Islamist militants are beheading children as young as 11 in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado. One mother told the agency she had had to watch as her 12-year-old son was killed in this way close to where she was hiding with her other children. More than 2,500

A soldier sits on one of the trucks used to bring back the girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, following their release in Zamfara, Nigeria

Armed Men Attack Another Nigerian School, As 39 Students Still Missing

Reuters ARMED men attempted to kidnap more students in Nigeria’s Kaduna state overnight on Sunday, a state government official said, as 39 others from an earlier attack remain missing. Attacks by armed gangs, usually referred to as bandits, have intensified across northwest Nigeria in recent years. Four school kidnappings since December have provoked nationwide outrage.

WATCH: Running From Terror In North-East Mozambique

BBC AN Islamist insurgency in north-east Mozambique has driven more than half a million people from their homes in the past year. Aid agencies are calling it an urgent and forgotten humanitarian crisis. In a world exclusive, a BBC team reached the besieged town of Palma at the heart of the conflict – the first

African Leader Taken Ill, Admitted To Kenyan Hospital

AllAfrica.com The leader of an African country who has not appeared in public for nearly two weeks is admitted to Nairobi Hospital for Covid-19 treatment, even as his government remains mum on his whereabouts. The leader, who regularly addresses church congregants and public rallies when inspecting or launching government projects, was last seen in public

Rwanda President Paul Kagame

Rwanda Still Leads World With Woman MPs

AllAfrica Geneva — Rwanda still leads the world with the number of women in a lower chamber of parliament, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Sixty-one percent of members of the country’s legislature are women. But while several African counties have in the past been ranked among the top 10 countries for women’s representation, this year

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni

US Calls For Audit Of Uganda Elections

AllAfrica.com THE United States government has called for “independent, credible, impartial and thorough” investigations into alleged irregularities in Uganda’s presidential elections. Washington also wants members of state security services probed for alleged abuses against Opposition candidates and civil society. Mr Ned Price, the US Department of State spokesman, said on Tuesday that Uganda’s January 14

Mmusi Maimane

Mmusi Maimane Rubbishes At Possible ANC, DA Coalition

TimesLIVE ONE SA movement leader Mmusi Maimane says the DA opening the door to a coalition with the ANC is “an admission of defeat” and “recognition that they can’t grow”. Maimane lashed out at his former party on Twitter after a Sunday Times report in which leader John Steenhuisen said he has opened the door

Nigeria: Bandits Attack Zamfara School, Kidnap ‘Many’ Female Students

AllAfrica.com ARMED bandits have attacked a girls’ secondary school in Zamfara State, kidnapping many female students, the BBC is reporting. The attack reportedly occurred at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State Friday morning. A teacher in the school confirmed the attack to BBC Hausa with the

Kenya’s Tuskys – Once Billion-Shilling Empire Now Has Only U.S.$374,000

AllAfrica.com CASH-STRAPPED Tuskys Supermarkets has Sh41.6 million in its only bank account with funds, as it fights off at least 26 cases filed by creditors seeking billions in dues dating as far back as 2016. But the bank account is frozen, following four separate cases at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Milimani, Nairobi. Besides, the