Cameroon’s President Inaugurated For 7th Term Despite Being In Power Since 1982

Cameroon’s President Inaugurated For 7th Term Despite Being In Power Since 1982

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, Africa’s oldest leader, was today inaugurated for his seventh term in office amid rising separatist troubles. The 85-year-old, who has been in power since 1982, was sworn in as unrest reigned in the country. Biya asked all fighters to drop their guns, threatening further military action. He said he would work […]

Cameroon Kidnap: Army Searches For Pupils

Cameroon Kidnap: Army Searches For Pupils

An army search operation is under way in Cameroon to rescue dozens of people kidnapped from a boarding school. At least 79 students and three others were seized on Monday in Bamenda, the capital of the North-West region, a government official has told the BBC. The government and English-speaking separatists have accused each other of […]

Egypt ‘Kills Coptic Christian Attackers’

Egypt ‘Kills Coptic Christian Attackers’

Nineteen Islamist militants accused of carrying out a deadly attack on Christians in Egypt have been killed by police, the interior ministry says. They died in a shoot-out after police pursued “fugitive terrorist elements” into the desert area west of Minya province, the statement said. Seven Coptic Christians were killed in an attack on two […]

South Africa Airways ‘Should Be Shut Down’

South Africa Airways ‘Should Be Shut Down’

South Africa’s state-owned airline should be shut down, the country’s new finance minister has said. “It’s loss-making, we are unlikely to sort out the situation, so my view would be close it down,” Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in the US. One of Africa’s biggest airlines, South Africa Airways (SAA) has lost money every […]

Gaddafi’s Son to Run for Libyan President’ In 2018 Elections

Gaddafi’s Son to Run for Libyan President’ In 2018 Elections

The son of the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is to run as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections this year, according to local media reports. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was once the heir apparent to his father’s regime but is now wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during his […]

Morocco To Abandon Summer-Time Clock Change

Morocco To Abandon Summer-Time Clock Change

Morocco has decided to keep its clocks on summer time all year round, abandoning winter time which would have come into effect this weekend, Map, the country’s official news agency, reports. So on Sunday the North African nation’s time will remain at GMT+1, meaning it will stay lighter in the evening rather than the morning. […]

President Weah Abolishes University Tuition Fees

President Weah Abolishes University Tuition Fees

Liberian President George Weah has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the West African country’s state universities. Speaking Wednesday on the campus of the University of Liberia in the name of “the Liberian people and my government”, Weah declared “free tuition for all undergraduate students” at all the public universities. Weah said his decision […]

Top South African Hip Hop Star Dies Aged 38

Top South African Hip Hop Star Dies Aged 38

South African rapper Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP, has died. His wife, who doubles as his publicist, has confirmed the news to local media. The award-winning artist, 38, is seen as the man who made South African hip hop popular, singing in indigenous languages, at a time when most local artists were imitating American-style […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya Wins Seventh Term

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya Wins Seventh Term

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Mr Biya, at 85 Africa’s oldest head of state, was re-elected with 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council […]

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped Billionaire ‘Home Safely’

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped Billionaire ‘Home Safely’

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar es Salaam. “I have returned home safely,” he said in a tweet from his company METL Group’s account. The businessman, known locally as Mo, thanked Tanzania’s police “and everyone around the world for […]