Home Africa

Africa

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

New Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday in front of a packed Harare National Stadium. New Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced that elections would be held next year as scheduled, and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability for the southern African country. Mnangagwa made the pledge […]

At least 235 killed in deadly mosque attack in Egypt’s northern Sinai

At least 235 killed in deadly mosque attack in Egypt’s northern Sinai

A Friday attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai killed at least 235 people and injured more than 125 others, local media report. The blast occurred in in the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 25 miles from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish, shortly after Friday prayers. After the blast, […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

Zimbabweans also celebrate bribe-free roads after Mugabe’s fall

As Robert Mugabe’s regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule. Endless police roadblocks were a notorious feature of every journey in Zimbabwe, with drivers reluctantly paying frequent bribes to evade long questioning over minor […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

3 Ugandan journalists face treason charge over Museveni ‘Rwanda coup’ story

Three Ugandan journalists are facing treason charges over the publication of a story alleging that President Yoweri Museveni was planning to overthrow the government of Rwanda. The journalists who work for the Red Pepper newspaper were charged along with five directors of the Pepper Publications Group. They are also charged with disturbing the peace of […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

Libyan government investigating migrant ‘slave market’ reports

The Libyan government is investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. “There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

Photos: Zimbabweans cheer as President Mnangagwa arrived the stadium for inauguration

Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxlia have arrived at the National Sports Stadium and are now seated. A big cheer is going up as the military commander who put Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe under house arrest, General Constantino Chiwenga, arrives at the inauguration of the country’s new leader.The once-feared military has seen an outpouring of support […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

Uganda: President Museveni attacks Members of Parliament, calls them “Parasites”

As the debate on presidential age limits in Uganda rages, president, Yoweri Museveni has lashed-out against some ruling party MPs opposed to the amendment of the Article 102 (b) of the constitution calling them “parasites”. The 73-year-old president who would be an immediate beneficiary of the constitutional change, removing the 75-year age cap for presidential […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

First photo of Robert Mugabe and his wife after his resignation

Here’s the first photo of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace after his resignation. Zimbabwean media reports that the photograph was taken shortly after he signed his resignation letter on Tuesday. The picture shows Mugabe and his wife with some of his close aides including the country’s former reserve bank governor Gideon Gono.

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms

Robert Mugabe granted immunity from prosecution as part of resignation deal

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, since he took power in 1980. […]

Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa promises 2018 elections, economic reforms