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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,

Zoe Kabila

DRC’s Tanganyika Province Officials Impeach Kabila’s Brother

AllAfrica.com KINSHASA: The governor of Tanganyika, a southern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been impeached on Thursday by his provincial deputies. Zoé Kabila, the younger brother of former President Joseph Kabila, has ruled Tanganyika for two years. Absent from his province for several days, the governor neither showed up nor sent a

Queen Mantfombi Dlamini was the sister of Eswatini's King Mswati III - Africa's only absolute monarch

Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini dies a month after becoming regent

BBC The Zulu royal family in South Africa has announced the death of its monarch Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu just a month after she became regent. Queen Mantfombi, 65, became interim leader of the country’s largest ethnic group last month after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini. The queen’s prime minister said her death

President Samia Suluhu

Tanzania’s President Pardons 5,001 Prisoners

Africa News Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu has pardoned 5,001 prisoners from different correctional facilities across the East African country. Of these prisoners, 1,516 have been released after a quarter of their sentences were reduced in lieu of a standard one-third reduction under the provisions of the Prisons Act chapter 58, according to The EastAfrican paper

Felix Tshisekedi

New Scramble For DRC Begins As Tshisekedi Steadies Ship

AllAfrica.com DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi is increasingly being viewed as his own man. He has succeeded in shaking off his predecessor and perceived puppeteer Joseph Kabila and even gone ahead to be elected chair of the African Union. The world in general, and Africa in particular, has garnered confidence in the “new”

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

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