Africa

Somalia: Security forces kill al-Shabab militants inside hotel

Somali special forces say they have ended a siege at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu that was stormed by…

10 months ago

Gabon on the verge of legalizing homos*xuality

Gabon's senate has strongly voted in favour of decriminalising homos*xuality, a week after the lower house in the national assembly…

12 months ago

Evariste Ndayishimiye becomes Burundi President after Nkurunziza died from covid-19 related ailment

Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been sworn in two months earlier than planned. No foreign heads of state…

1 year ago

UN cautions African countries on use of excessive force during lockdown

The United Nations Human Rights Office has warned countries against using excessive force during the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency urged…

1 year ago

Ghana authorities search for Nigerian who escaped after testing positive for coronavirus

A 46-year-old Nigerian, Simon Okafor Chukwudi, who tested positive for Coronavirus in the Upper West Region of Ghana has bolted.…

1 year ago

Lockdown: South Africans riot, loot shops amid food shortages

Unrest broke out in parts of South Africa amid chronic food shortages sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Looters raided shops,…

1 year ago

Lesotho’s PM, Thomas Thabane, puts army on streets to quell protests over wife’s murder

Lesotho's prime minister, who is accused of murdering his estranged wife, has deployed the army on the streets to "restore…

1 year ago

South Africa: Food company closed in Durban as employee contracts coronavirus

Fry Group Foods - a producer of plant-based food - has temporarily closed its Durban factory after an employee tested…

1 year ago

Hennessy manufacturers refute claims that it cures coronavirus

The manufacturers of Hennessy cognac have warned Kenyans against believing that consuming alcohol will protect them against the coronavirus. This…

1 year ago

Kenya: Member of Parliament, Magistrate, Policemen arrested inside bar during lockdown

Dozens of people were arrested in Kenya over Easter after they were found drinking in bars and flouting strict measures…

1 year ago