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Train derails in Congo, dozens dead
Train derails in Congo, dozens dead Katongola - Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people.Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Wednesday...
Ebola-sterftes nou meer as 140
Ebola-sterftes nou meer as 140 Kaapstad - Die Wêreldgesondheidsorganisasie (WGO) het bevestig dat die Ebola-uitbreking in Wes-Afrika reeds meer as 140 lewens geëis het.Die Ebola-virus...
234 girls missing from Nigeria school, officials 'ignoring' parents' list
234 girls missing from Nigeria school, officials 'ignoring' parents' list Borno - Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the number reported by education...
Stepmom in court after infecting mentally ill 16-year-old son with STI
Stepmom in court after infecting mentally ill 16-year-old son with STI Harare - A Zimbabwe woman has been arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault for infecting her stepson with an STI. According to myzimbabwe.co.zw,...
Victims of 1994 Rwandan genocide remembered
Victims of 1994 Rwandan genocide remembered Kigali - Rwanda holds solemn commemorations on Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800 000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed...
African continent a development opportunity: Dlamini-Zuma
African continent a development opportunity: Dlamini-Zuma Belgium - The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says the African continent is a development opportunity. She was speaking at the 5th...
Space tech provides Africa’s first Islamic insurance for herders
Space tech provides Africa’s first Islamic insurance for herders Kenya - The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya's arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and...
Zimbabwe to miss EU-Africa summit
Zimbabwe to miss EU-Africa summit Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will boycott the mammoth European Union-Africa summit after his wife Grace Mugabe was denied a visa to enter Europe, a foreign...
Congolese (251) perish in Lake Albert boat disaster
Congolese (251) perish in Lake Albert boat disaster Kampala - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa...
Uganda recovers 107 bodies from Lake Albert
Uganda recovers 107 bodies from Lake Albert Kampala - Uganda said Tuesday it has recovered 107 bodies, including 57 children, after a boat capsized at the weekend on Lake Albert, on the border with the Democratic...
Text messages aim to save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages aim to save lives in flood-prone Africa Africa - Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone...
Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death
Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and...
African Export-Import Bank loans Zim $100m
African Export-Import Bank loans Zim $100m African Export-Import Bank will loan Zimbabwe's banking sector $100 million to ease a credit crunch that has deepened the country's economic woes.  According to the...
Two car bomb suspects arrested in Kenya
Two car bomb suspects arrested in Kenya Mombasa - Police in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa say they have arrested two people who were driving a car with two improvised bombs hidden inside it. The suspects,...
SA silent on expulsions
SA silent on expulsions Johannesburg - With the diplomatic ball firmly back in South Africa's court following the expulsion of six of its diplomats from Rwanda, the department of...
Kenya president en ministers minder betaal
Kenya president en ministers minder betaal Nairobi - Kenya se President Uhuru Kenyatta het aangekondig dat hy en sy kabinet tot 'n loonverlaging ingestem het in 'n poging om die regering se loonrekening te...
Rwanda expels six SA diplomats
Rwanda expels six SA diplomats Pretoria - South Africa and Rwanda issued tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions yesterday, as a row escalated over the attempted assassination of an exiled Rwandan general in...
Mugabe backs Uganda’s anti-gay law
Mugabe backs Uganda’s anti-gay law Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda’s draconian anti-gay laws and hinted at a crackdown on gays in his own country...
US to bring electricity to 50 million Africans
US to bring electricity to 50 million Africans Washington - US lawmakers broke through a logjam on Thursday on a plan to bring electricity to 50 million Africans, in what Washington hopes will be its next major...
Hollywood star Ben Affleck urges US investment in DR Congo
Hollywood star Ben Affleck urges US investment in DR Congo Los Angeles - Hollywood star Ben Affleck called Wednesday for targeted investment in the private sector in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where he sees a window of...
Calls for Malawi president to resign
Calls for Malawi president to resign Malawi - Malawi President Joyce Banda faced calls to resign Tuesday, after an audit revealed at least $30 million dollars of state funds had been stolen by corrupt...
Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals
Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals Kampala - A Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals the day after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay law...
Mugabe in Singapore for eye operation ahead of 90th birthday
Mugabe in Singapore for eye operation ahead of 90th birthday Singapore - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for an eye operation ahead of his 90th birthday on Friday.  Government spokesperson, George Charamba,...
Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked
Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacked Geneva - An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Rome has been forced to land in Geneva after being hijacked, Swiss police say. One hijacker has been...
Algerian military plane crashes killing more than 100
Algerian military plane crashes killing more than 100 Algeria - An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in the north-east of the country, killing more than 100 people.  Algerian media say the plane crashed in...
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