Egypt Confirms Coronavirus Case, the First in Africa

Egypt Confirms Coronavirus Case, the First in Africa

Egypt has confirmed its first case of a deadly coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year and has since spread to more than two dozen countries around the world. Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mugahed said in a statement on Friday that the affected person was a “foreigner” who did not […]

Felix Tshisekedi: I Might Dissolve Parliament

Felix Tshisekedi: I Might Dissolve Parliament

The Congolese president, after considering a dissolution of the National Assembly, continues his tussle with former president Joseph Kabila’s FCC, whom he accuses of blocking several of his initiatives. President Félix Tshisekedi on 19 January, while in London attending the UK-Africa summit, publicly threatened to dissolve the National Assembly, which he claimed was thwarting constitutional […]

Malawi Top Court Annuls Presidential Election Results

Malawi Top Court Annuls Presidential Election Results

Malawi’s constitutional court has annulled last year’s disputed presidential election results, citing “widespread” irregularities and ordered a new vote. The vote in May returned the sitting president to power, leading to deadly confrontations and widespread unrest. The five-judge panel heard arguments that the vote was rigged by the president and electoral commission. Both have denied […]

At Least 20 Killed in Stampede at Tanzania Church Service

At Least 20 Killed in Stampede at Tanzania Church Service

At least 20 people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede during a church service at a stadium in northern Tanzania, a government official said on Sunday. Hundreds of people packed a stadium on Saturday evening in Moshi town near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and crushed each other as they […]

Zimbabwe Vice President’s wife freed on bail after being accused of attempting to kill her husband

Zimbabwe Vice President’s wife freed on bail after being accused of attempting to kill her husband

The wife of Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa was on Monday January 6 granted bail by a High Court after being arraigned on charges of fraud, money laundering and attempted murder of her husband.   38-year-old Marry who was granted bail of 50,000 Zimbabwe dollars by the court which also ordered her to surrender her diplomatic passport, was arrested […]

Pastor Fatally Stabs His Wife & Slits His Throat In Church

Pastor Fatally Stabs His Wife & Slits His Throat In Church

A Kenyan pastor stabbed his wife during a church service and then slit his throat in a murder-suicide witnessed by the shocked congregation. On Sunday, Elijah Misiko, an assistant pastor with the Ground for God’s Gospel Church in Mombasa, left his front row seat and approached his wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit […]

Uganda President Museveni Begins March to Trace Ascendancy to Presidency

Uganda President Museveni Begins March to Trace Ascendancy to Presidency

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has begun a six-day march through the jungle, walking 195 km (121 miles). He is retracing the route he and his forces took in 1986, when they seized power from Idi Amin and Milton Obote. Critics have dismissed the march as a stunt ahead of Uganda’s elections next year, when Mr […]

South African Musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda

South African Musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda

Celebrated South African musician and global children’s ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported from Uganda, where she was set to perform at a concert ushering in the new year, police confirmed on Tuesday. Chaka Chaka was set to perform at a concert organised by the king of Buganda kingdom, which has been previously headlined […]

Zimbabwe VP’s Wife Charged with Attempting to Murder Her Husband

Zimbabwe VP’s Wife Charged with Attempting to Murder Her Husband

Marry Chiwenga accused of attempting to kill Constantino Chiwenga, as well as money laundering and fraud. The wife of Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to murder her husband. Marry Mubaiwa appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court on Monday where she was also charged with money laundering and fraud. Mubaiwa, who […]

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