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The late Laurent Kabila

DRC Pardons Two Over President Laurent Kabila Assassination

BBC TWO men convicted over the assassination of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Laurent Kabila 20 years ago have been pardoned. Although Mr Kabila was shot by his bodyguard, two of his senior officials, Col Eddy Kapend and Georges Leta, were implicated in the killing. President Félix Tshisekedi commuted their death sentences last June.

344 Kidnapped Nigerian Boys Handed To Govt

The Guardian MORE than 300 schoolboys kidnapped in northern Nigeria have been rescued, the Katsina state governor has said. The 344 boys, whose abduction was claimed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, were on their way back to Katsina, Aminu Masari told the state broadcaster on Thursday. “At the moment, 344 of the students

Boko Haram

Boko Haram ‘says it abducted Nigeria students’

BBC Boko Haram has said it was behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in Nigeria’s north-western Katsina State, hinting at the group’s continued expansive and deadly reach in recent weeks, the private Daily Nigerian website has reported. At least hundreds of schoolboys at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state are still

The leaders of Somalia and Kenya have previously held meetings to resolve tensions between the two countries

Somali government cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya

BBC The federal government of Somalia has cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya. It has recalled all its diplomats from Nairobi and given Kenyan diplomats in Mogadishu seven days to leave the country. The announcement was made by the Minister of Information Osman Abukar Dubbe on state media. “The Somali government, based on its national

SA tightens restrictions as Covid-19 cases increase

BBC South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has tightened restrictions in the Eastern Cape province that has recorded increased Covid-19 cases. The president introduced a night curfew in the in the eastern Nelson Mandela Bay area that is the new hotspot. Consumption of alcohol in public areas like beaches was also banned starting Thursday in a

Activists Fume As Eswatini PM Flies To SA For Covid-19 Treatment

IOL Durban – The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini who for the past few weeks has been battling to overcome Covid-19, has been transferred to an undisclosed South African hospital. Ambrose Dlamini had previously been transferred to a Lubombo referral hospital in the east of the kingdom designated to cater for Covid-19 patients.

Somalia Expels Kenyan Ambassador Over ‘Interference’ In Elections

Reuters SOMALIA expelled Kenya’s ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Nairobi after accusing its neighbour of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states. Relations between the countries have been tense over the ownership of potential oil and gas deposits, some of which lie off the coast of Jubbaland.

Uganda Grants Bobi Wine Bail As Protest Death Toll Rises To 37

Reuters KAMPALA: Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus. The violence comes as campaigns kick-off ahead of January elections in the oil-rich East African

Aid agencies are preparing for up to 200,000 people to arrive in Sudan from Ethiopia in the coming months

Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: Ceasefire Calls As Army Claims Progress

BBC AID id agencies are calling for an immediate temporary ceasefire in northern Ethiopia to allow aid to reach civilians affected by fighting. The UN wants humanitarian corridors set up after two weeks of conflict between Ethiopia’s military and forces backing the leadership in the Tigray region. Hundreds of people are reported to have been

Ugandan riot policemen detain a supporter of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, in Luuka district, eastern Uganda on November 18 2020

16 Killed As Uganda’s Bobi Wine Arrest

Reuters SIXTEEN people have been killed in Uganda over two days in operations by security personnel trying to quell protests triggered by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, police said in a statement. Police added 65 people had been injured while 350 people were arrested.

Jacob Zuma

Zuma seeks judge’s recusal from state capture inquiry

BBC South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has applied for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself as the head of a commission investigating corruption during his presidency. The inquiry, known as the Zondo Commission, was established to investigate the “state capture” scandal during  Zuma’s tenure as president. The scandal revolves around allegations that

Late ex-President Jerry John Rawlings

Ghana’s ex-President JJ Rawlings dies

Africa News Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings has died in Accra Thursday morning, local media reports. He is said to have passed on at the nation’s premier hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Jerry Rawlings had been on admission at the hospital for about a week for an undisclosed ailment. There are rumors that

Cyril Ramaphosa

SA leader condemns clashes at anti-racism protest

BBC South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned Monday’s clashes between parents and members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party outside a school in Cape Town during an anti-racism protest. The school was accused of being racist after a video of an all-white matriculation party emerged online. President Ramaphosa, in a statement, said the incident