Category: Regional

Africa
S-Africa’s Winnie Mandela to Be Laid to Rest Today

South Africans will say goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday at an official funeral for the woman hailed as the mother of the nation because of her fight against apartheid. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the ceremony, which follows a private service at her home. Mourners followed Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin in procession […]

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Africa
Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

  An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers. An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash – Algeria’s worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of […]

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Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in South Africa’s fight against apartheid‚ died at the age of 81.

Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would be issuing a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ she moved to Johannesburg to study social work. She met lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957 and they were […]

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Kenya’s Miguna Miguna clobbered, deported again

The embattled Kenyan resistant politician Miguna Miguna has today morning been deported to Dubai by Kenyan government. Miguna who heads National Revolutionary Movement (NRM) claims he was clobbered to the ground by a undefined people at Jomo Kinyatta international airport, injected substances to both his soles, arms, hands, both sides of his ribs and basically […]

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Uber banned in Egypt after complaints from taxi drivers

An Egyptian court has banned ride hailing apps Uber and Careem services, according to AFP news agency. The court has accepted a petition asking the government to stop licensing Uber and Careem activities in Egypt, AFP explains. Taxi drivers had complained that the drivers for both services did not need to pay the hefty fees […]

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Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers
Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers

Rwanda has banned mosques in the capital, Kigali, from using loudspeakers during the call to prayer. They say the calls, made five times a day, have been disturbing residents of the Nyarugenge district, home to the capital’s biggest mosques. But an official from a Muslim association criticised it, saying they could instead keep the volume […]

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