Category: Africa

Friend used pregnant mom as human shield, family hears in court

Cape Town – A pregnant woman, who was gunned down in a gang shooting, was used as a human shield, cop sources have revealed. Cops say the young woman, who was shot eight times just a month before she was due to give birth to her baby girl, was used as a shield. Sadiqah was […]

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Army and civilians clinch power-sharing deal in Sudan

A power-sharing agreement has been signed in Sudan between the ruling military council and the main opposition coalition. Sudan has been hit by months of protests which have seen dozens of demonstrators killed. The signing, at a ceremony in the capital Khartoum, sets up a joint military and civilian council to rule for a little […]

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Stranded migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italy

Migrants on a humanitarian ship off the Italian coast had to be chased down after they jumped into the sea in a desperate attempt to reach land. Four of them put on life jackets and jumped into the water as two crew members swam after them and brought them back to the boat. It comes […]

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Pan African parliament calls for better governance to achieve SDGs

Stronger efforts are needed to encourage good governance, accountable leadership, and effective institutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). “To set Africa firmly on the path to implementing the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063, the goals of the two agendas must be fully integrated by countries into their policies and plans, national budgets approaches […]

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We would rather Robert Mugabe than Mnangagwa- Zimbabwe opposition protestors

Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of surpassing Robert Mugabe’s regime in brutality. Police cornered one group of protesters and beat them with batons, an AFP reporter saw. One woman was seen being carried into a Red […]

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What is ailing Gabon’s president, Ali Bongo?

President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been in power since 2009, at 60 has been shrouded in mystery since he was hospitalized in 2018 calling for much speculations about his ability to perform his duties. On 28 November, the Gabonese Presidency stated that Mr. Bongo had had “a malaise” due to “severe fatigue”, and denounced […]

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South Sudan: In village with no bridge, residents die trying to cross water

Up to nine people were killed on August 10 when a pickup truck stuffed with passengers overturned while trying to cross a flooded road near the South Sudanese capital, Juba. The way local residents describe it, they have no other choice. The bridge that once carried them over the stream collapsed in 2012. A concrete […]

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Burundi welcomes opposition exiles for next year’s election

The Burundian government is now calling on opposition members in exile to return home and take part in the 2020 general elections. This offer is one of the moves by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration and the ruling party to seek political stability ahead of the elections, amid accusations of exclusion, and come after the June […]

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Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola – NGO

Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a “massive mobilisation of funds.” The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between January and early […]

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