Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus spread

Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus spread

Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus disease in crowded jails. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters the inmates were allowed out of prison after testing negative for Covid-19 and posting bail. “Security prisoners” sentenced to more than five years will not be […]

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak Has Died Aged 91

Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak Has Died Aged 91

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91. Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt’s […]

Togo Opposition Alleges ‘Fake’ Polling Stations

Togo Opposition Alleges ‘Fake’ Polling Stations

A Togo opposition leader has accused authorities of setting up fake polling stations in Saturday’s presidential election to skew the result in favour of the incumbent. Agbéyomé Kodjo made the accusation against President Faure Gnassingbé who has been in power since 2005 when he took over from his father. The president’s office is quoted by […]

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 […]