Zimbabwe Rugby Team Sleep On The Street In Tunisia

RUGBY Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union have apologised to Zimbabwe after their players slept on the street following problems with their accommodation before a World Cup qualifier at the weekend. Zimbabwe’s players have also […]

South Sudan Proposes Bill To Extend President’s Term

South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces who condemned the move as illegal. The bill seeks to amend the constitution to […]

Nigeria Now The Poverty Capital Of The World

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to end extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met—no thanks, in large part, to Nigeria. A new report by The World Poverty Clock shows Nigeria has overtaken India […]

Diplomats Express Concerned Over ‘Age limit’ Case Delay

A section of diplomats accredited to Uganda have raised concern about the delayed ruling on consolidated petitions challenging the Constitution Amendment Act No.2 of 2017, which among others lifted age limits for presidential candidates. In […]

South Sudan Set To Issue 500 Pound Note

South Sudan Central Bank recently announced that it will issue a new 500-pound banknote that will reduce the burden of carrying large amounts of paper money as well as improve the country’s ailing economy. “The […]

Catholic Church Suspends Priest For Rapping

A Catholic priest in Kenya has been suspended for one year after rapping in church. Father Paul Ogalo, 45,  of St. Monica Catholic Church in Rapogi, Migori County, south-west of Nairobi, was suspended for alleged misconduct […]

Police Probe Assassination Attempt On Mnangagwa

Police said on Sunday 49 people were hurt in the explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend election rally, with the number expected to rise, but they were still searching for a motive for the […]

Croatia Puts Messi’s Argentina To The Sword

Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi […]

Total Says Oil Production Only Possible in 2021

French oil major Total says it expects to start producing oil in Uganda in 2021 at the earliest, the second firm to suggest it will be unable to meet the 2020 target set by the […]

Report: Refugee Children Out Performing Ugandans

Refugee children are performing better at school compared to their counterparts in the refugee hosting communities, according to findings by Uwezo. The findings, released ahead of the World Refugee Day, are based on studies conducted […]

Kenya Could Take Up Chinese Yuan As A Reserve Currency

Kenya is considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency, its central bank governor said on Tuesday. Patrick Njoroge, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), told journalists in Nairobi […]

Swiss Stifle Brazil In World Cup Shock Result

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s spectacular […]

Brilliant Mexico Stun Germany At World Cup

Mexico 1-0 Germany Mexico pulled off one of the World Cup’s most audacious heists thanks to six months of meticulous planning by a manager the country despised — until now. PSV forward Hirving Lozano grabbed […]

Bemba Can Return Home, If He Wants, Says DRC

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba “can return” home if he wants to, following his acquittal on appeal of war crimes, Kinshasa said Sunday. Foreign minister Leonard She Okitundu did not, however, specify […]

Amnesty International Piles Pressure On Israeli Over Illegal Deportations

Amnesty International has said the Israeli government has backtracked on her earlier commitment not to forcefully deport African-Asylum seekers. The global human rights body revelations are contained in a report titled ‘Forced and Unlawful: Israel’s […]

Zambia Suspends Borrowing Plans Indefinitely

Zambia has decided to delay all planned borrowing indefinitely, its finance minister said on Thursday, slowing down the accumulation of new debt amid worries about the risk of distress. “The debt sustainability analysis has confirmed […]

Ugandan Wins Africa Prize For Developing Bloodless Malaria Test

A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. Gitta and his team […]

‘Kabila Won’t Seek Third Term’

Congo’s current President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the Central African country’s upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said […]

Congo’s Bemba Ordered Released After ICC Acquittal

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, must be released, judges at International Criminal Court ruled on Tuesday. Bemba will be handed over to neighbouring Belgium, […]

Real Madrid Appoint Julen Lopetegui To Replace Zidane

In an official statement on the club’s website, it was confirmed that the current Spain manager will replace Zinedine Zidane as first team coach after the tournament in Russia. Lopetegui, a former Real Madrid keeper who […]