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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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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...

Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with Kenya

Somalia says it has resumed diplomatic ties with neighbouring Kenya after severing relations late last year, over accusations of...

Rwanda woman denies genocide charges says she was pregnant

A woman who was deported by the US to Rwanda has pleaded not guilty over the 1994 genocide charges...
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