Tunisia Minister Resigns Over 11 Baby Deaths Of

Tunisia Minister Resigns Over 11 Baby Deaths Of

Whilst in Zambia some Ministers can sarcastically mock and politicize the death of students, Miners with impunity without resigning, in a normal society like Tunisia, Tunisian Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital, Tunis. Tunisia’s health ministry said evidence suggested they had all […]

DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila Agree to Form Coalition Govt

DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila Agree to Form Coalition Govt

DR Congo’s recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila on Wednesday said they had decided to form a coalition government following talks. Despite Tshisekedi’s election — the first peaceful transition of power since the Democratic Republic of Congo gained independence from Belgium in 1960 — the 55-year-old has found himself effectively having […]

DR Congo Political Prisoners to Be Freed

DR Congo Political Prisoners to Be Freed

The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10 days. In a speech he said he would ask the justice minister to release all those held in jail for their political views. Mr Tshisekedi assumed office in January, taking over from […]

Rwanda Launches First Satelite, Set To Provide Free Internet In Schools

Rwanda Launches First Satelite, Set To Provide Free Internet In Schools

Rwanda in partnership with Japan & other partners, launched its first satelite that will provide free internet to schools in remote areas. Billionare Richard Branson of Virgin Group, top managers of Soft Bank of Japan, Airbus leaders, and other several dignitaries, including French ministers were in presence to witness the launch of OneWeb’s initial satellites. […]

Botswana Govt Denies Offering $600m Lon to Zimbabwe

Botswana Govt Denies Offering $600m Lon to Zimbabwe

Botswana’s government has denied reports that it will provide a $600m credit facility to debt-ridden Zimbabwe, dealing a new blow to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to jump-start its ailing economy. Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade marked by high inflation, which peaked above 50% in January, and acute shortages of foreign […]

Nigeria Poll Abandoned In Last Minute Drama

Nigeria Poll Abandoned In Last Minute Drama

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week, in a dramatic night-time move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. “Proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible,” commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu said, citing logistical issues. […]

Egypt Debates Bills that Could See Sisi Serve as President Until 2034

Egypt Debates Bills that Could See Sisi Serve as President Until 2034

(CNN) — Egypt’s parliament began debate Wednesday on constitutional amendments that would extend presidential terms from four to six years and could see current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi remain in office until 2034. The proposals would also grant Sisi more power over the judiciary and the military more control over the state. Egypt’s army played […]

Ailing Algerian Leader Seeks Fifth Term

Ailing Algerian Leader Seeks Fifth Term

Algeria’s 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April’s elections, he announced in a message published by state media. Mr Bouteflika has been in office for 20 years but has rarely been seen in public since he had a stroke in 2013. He insisted his “unwavering desire” to serve Algeria allowed him […]

South African Police Arrest Prophet Bushiri, Wife

South African Police Arrest Prophet Bushiri, Wife

JOHANNESBURG – Controversial church leader Shepherd Bushiri has been arrested. A statement from the church says he and his wife Mary were arrested by the Hawks on fraud and money laundering charges. “As you will remember, from last year, we have struggled with reports that our father was guilty. He has been detained and is […]

Zimbabwe Moguls to Advise President

Zimbabwe Moguls to Advise President

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa has established an advisory council to help him formulate economic policies, reports the state-run Herald newspaper. A few notable people in the 26-member group are the newspaper mogul Trevor Ncube, fuel importer Kudakwashe Tagwirei and hotelier Shingi Munyeza. Chief secretary to the president, Misheck Sibanda, told the Herald that the council would […]