25.8 C
Abuja
Friday, January 22, 2021

Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Congo investigating reports Moise Katumbi had Italian citizenship

Democratic Republic of Congo’s attorney general said he has opened an investigation into reports opposition leader Moise Katumbi held Italian nationality as recently as 2017, which may disqualify him from presidential election due in December. Katumbi, seen as the leading...

US to end special status for Liberian immigrants in 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to special legal status for certain immigrants from Liberia, including some who have lived in the United States for decades, citing improved conditions in the West African country. The special status...

IGAD calls for end to S. Sudan rebel Machar’s house arrest

The East African bloc IGAD has said South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar should be released from house arrest in South Africa as soon as possible on condition he renounces violence. Machar, who has been held in South Africa since...

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition names Abiye Ahmed as prime minister

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition voted in Abiye Ahmed as new prime minister on Tuesday following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn last month, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. The state-run channel said the 180-member council of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic...

Kenya blocks Miguna Miguna re-entry, sparking airport drama

Authorities in Kenya want to deport an opposition politician the second time despite court orders that he should be allowed into the country, a human rights official said early Tuesday. Miguna Miguna had been deported to Canada as part of...

Spike in ethnic and sexual violence in DR Congo lawless east

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes. At least 13.1 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, including 7.7 million who are...

Corruption, backlogs killing Cameroon’s Douala port

Cameroon's port of Douala, corruption, bureaucratic red tape, overpriced services and a growing backlog have combined to put a major drag on cargo trade through central Africa's largest harbour. More than 95 percent of Cameroon's maritime traffic transits through Douala,...

Sierra Leone presidential run-off now to hold on March 31

Sierra Leone’s delayed presidential election run-off will now hold on March 31, the National Electoral Commission said in a statement on Monday, after a delay caused by allegations of fraud in the first round. The face-off between opposition leader Julius...

Son of Angola ex-president dos Santos charged with fraud

The son of Angola’s ex-president, José Filomeno dos Santos, has been charged with fraud relating to a $500 million transaction out of an account belonging to the central bank, the prosecutor general’s office said on Monday. In a separate case,...

Ex President Zuma’s graft trial set for April 6th

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was due to appear in court on April 6 to face charges of corruption in a years-old $2.5 billion arms deal, his lawyer said on Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority earlier this month said...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
- Advertisement -