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Kenneth Kaunda

Kenneth Kaunda Being Treated For Pneumonia

Reuters ZAMBIA’S former president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, is being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka, his office said on Tuesday. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991. He is among the continent’s few surviving liberation heroes. “He has had a

Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast Hopes To End 10 Years Of Rancour With Gbagbo’s Return

Reuters IVORY COAST is preparing for the return of former President Laurent Gbagbo on Thursday, a move that his supporters and the government hope will help ease tensions that have hung over the country since his arrest a decade ago. Supporters have been buying party memorabilia such as scarves, pouches and garments bearing Gbagbo’s image

President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s President Appoints 82 Ministers

Anadolu News Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni released a long-awaited list of new Cabinet ministers and ministers of state late Tuesday. Museveni surprised Ugandans by appointing women to the major key posts of vice president and prime minister. The list has come after the country has gone more than three weeks without a cabinet after Museveni

Zweli Mkhize

South Africa Minister Placed On Forced Leave Over Graft Claims

Africa News South Africa’s health minister was placed on special leave Tuesday over a corruption scandal involving an irregular government contract where $11 million was paid to a company connected to two people who used to work for him. Zweli Mkhize has been spearheading the COVID-19 response in South Africa, which has the most cases

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau Is dead, Says Rival Group

BBC IN AUDIO obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. Shekau was reported dead last month and has been reported killed before. Neither Boko Haram nor the Nigerian government have confirmed his death. What did the recording

Nigeria's President Buhari

Twitter Removes Nigerian President’s ‘Abusive’ Civil War Post

Reuters   TWITTER removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings. The social media firm said Buhari’s tweet, referring to the 1967-70 civil war in the southeastern Biafra region that killed 1 million people, violated its “abusive behaviour” policy leading to a

Chaos in African parliament after ‘I’ll kill you’ threat

AP There was mayhem at a meeting of the African Union’s parliament Monday as lawmakers scuffled over a ballot box and a man appeared to aim a head-high kick at a female colleague amid shouts that there were people armed with guns in the room. Numerous scuffles broke out on the floor of the meeting

It was not immediately clear if the hostages were released in exchange for a ransom payment.

Kidnappers free 14 Nigerian students

Timeslive Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior member of the teaching staff said on Saturday. Armed groups have repeatedly attacked schools and universities in northwest Nigeria in the last few months, abducting more than 700 students for

DR Congo Residents Flee As Volcano Erupts On Mt Nyiragongo

BBC THOUSANDS of people fled their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the night after a large volcano erupted. As the sky turned red and rivers of lava streamed from Mount Nyiragongo, there were concerns that its past deadly tragedies would be repeated. A mass evacuation was launched in the city of Goma,

Africa has been hit hard by Covid 19

China says providing vaccines to almost 40 African states

AP China said Thursday it is providing COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 40 African countries, describing its actions as purely altruistic in an apparent intensification of what has been described as “vaccine diplomacy.” The vaccines were donated or sold at “favorable prices,” Foreign Ministry official Wu Peng told reporters. Wu compared China’s outreach to the actions

Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s ex-president says he is ready for graft trial

AP Former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready for his trial on charges of corruption, racketeering, and money laundering. Zuma appeared at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday where the trial was adjourned to May 26 when he will announce his plea. He is accused of receiving bribes from French arms manufacturer

15 Killed In Gold Mine Collapse In Guinea

BBC AT LEAST 15 people have been killed by a landslide at a clandestine gold mine in Guinea’s north-eastern Siguiri region. Overhanging rocks collapsed on Saturday morning, crushing some victims and burying others inside the mine. A government spokesman has said the “exact circumstances and causes of the tragedy” will be investigated. A local Red

Ace Magashule

Ace Magashule Kicked Out Of Heated ANC NEC Meeting

TimesLIVE SUSPENDED ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was booted out of the party’s virtual national executive committee [NEC] meeting which started Saturday morning. Magashule, who is appealing against his suspension, attended the special meeting which is expected to consider his suspension, appeal and set up an appeals panel among other things. From the outset, some members

Uganda Passes Bill Criminalising Gays, Sex Work

AllAfrica.com PARLIAMENT has passed the Sexual Offences Bill, which violates international human rights law by criminalising consensual sexual acts between adults, and yet falls short in its definition of consent. While offering provisions designed to prevent and punish sexual violence, it also further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and sex workers. The bill,