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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Sudanese security guards arrested over student deaths

The Sudanese military says seven people have been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of students in the city of El-Obeid on Monday. State media quote the military as saying the men who opened fire were security guards working...

Rwanda, DR-Congo main crossing closed amid Ebola fears

The border between the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Rwandan city of Gisenyi has been closed to stop the spread of Ebola, witnesses said. It comes a day after a second person died of...

Cameroon’s Ambazonia leaders on hunger strike

Detained leaders of Cameroon's Anglophone separatist movement have begun an indefinite hunger strike. They say they are concerned over the whereabouts of around 200 of their comrades after riots in two separate prisons last week. The detainees say they also have...

South Africans desperate amid surging unemployment

South Africans on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of how they are struggling to find employment amid tough economic conditions. They were speaking to Radio 702 in the wake of Statistics SA releasing shocking unemployment figures on Tuesday. The Quarterly Labour Survey indicated...

Tunisia PM to run for president following Essebsi’s death

Tunisia’s liberal prime minister, Youssef Chahed, will run for president in an early election expected on Sept. 15, his Tahaya Tounes party said on Wednesday, making him one of the likely frontrunners to succeed Beji Caid Essebsi, who died...
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Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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