South Sudan’s Rivals Sign Final Peace Deal

South Sudan’s conflicting parties on Sunday signed a final deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on power-sharing and security arrangements. The deal, reached through talks brokered by the Sudanese government with a mandate by the […]

Not Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk Of Dementia- Report

Not drinking in middle age can increase the risk of dementia as much as drinking too much, according to a report. The study tracked the drinking habits of 9,000 London civil servants between the ages […]

Soldiers Patrol Harare After Zimbabwe Election Violence

Observers from the Commonwealth on Thursday condemned the Zimbabwean army’s deadly use of force to break up protests in Harare by opposition supporters claiming a presidential election had been rigged by the ruling party. Former colonial […]

Fans Mourn Death Of 3 WWE Stars On Same Day

Wrestling fans are mourning three of the sport’s former stars who all died on the same day. Brian Lawler, Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff died on Sunday at the ages of 46, 57 and 70 […]

Bemba To Run For DR Congo Presidency In December

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has said he intends to stand for the presidency in elections due this December. Mr Bemba told the BBC that as long as the […]

Zimbabwe Elections: Chamisa Claims ‘Resounding’ Win

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said Tuesday he was “winning resoundingly” as votes were counted in the first election since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted from power. Chamisa, who has raised allegations of voter […]

Zimbabwe Elections: Mnangagwa, Opponent Both Confident Of Win

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main opponent, Nelson Chamisa, both said on Tuesday they were confident of victory in an election the previous day which observers deemed too early to call. Mnangagwa said he […]

China To Invest $14.7 Billion In South Africa

China would invest $14.7 billion in South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday after talks between the two countries, news that sent the rand one percent firmer. Speaking at the same event, Chinese President […]

Iran To Respond In Kind If U.S. Blocks Oil Exports

Iran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, while the Islamic Republic’s armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an “unimaginable and […]

DR Congo Declares Ebola Outbreak Over

Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday declared an end to an Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33 people, after 42 days with no new cases. The outbreak, first detected in northwest Congo […]

India PM Modi Comes With Bags Of Cash For Uganda

India will extend over USD 400 million (1.4 trillion Shillings) in lines of credit to Uganda during the ongoing African Tour by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s visit kicked off in Rwanda on July 23 before […]

Fury At Trevor Noah’s Aboriginal Joke

Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had “vowed never to make a joke like that again”. Noah, now host […]

Online Petition On To Get Nobel Prize For Raila Odinga

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga have launched an online petition to have him nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The petition, which has 1,888 signatures so far, says Mr Odinga “saved Kenya from turning […]

DRC’s Kabila Says Polls On Track

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said in a speech on Thursday that a presidential election in December would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits […]

Google To Deploy Balloon Internet In Kenya

Alphabet Inc’s Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations, marking its first commercial deal […]

Comedian Trevor Noah Defends ‘Africa won World Cup’ Joke

US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a […]

Kadaga Wants Immediate Review Of Social Media, Mobile Money Tax

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged government to move expeditiously and present amendments to the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act that introduces taxes on mobile money transactions and social media. “This bill […]

The $100m Heroin Spell On Mozambique’s Economy

Mozambique boasts giant coal, ruby and gas deposits but one of the southeast African nation’s biggest exports may be something a lot more sinister: heroin. As much as $800m worth of the narcotic is shipped […]

Two Suspects Held In Zimbabwe Plot To Kill President

Zimbabwean police have arrested two suspects over a grenade blast that killed two people and injured 47 others at a campaign rally for President Emmerson Mnangagwa last month, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. Mnangagwa, who […]

Chinese Tycoon Dies After Falling Off A Wall In France

The co-founder and chairman of the giant Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has died after a fall off a wall in southern France. His company has confirmed that Wang Jian, 57, “accidentally fell” in Provence, while […]