Thursday, August 16, 2018
President Akufo-Addo of Ghana fires electoral commission head, 2 deputies

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana swears in new electoral commission chair

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has sworn into office a new chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC). The president said on Wednesday night that the chair,...
Grenade caused blast at rally on June 23 – President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa calls for calm amid Harare clashes

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe called for calm on Wednesday as opposition supporters clashed with police in central Harare ahead of the announcement of...
25.5 million unsafe abortions performed annually, mostly in poor regions – WHO

WHO declares DRC Ebola-free

The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Speaking from the country’s...
Libyan coastguard rescues 104 migrants East of Tripoli

Libyan coastguard rescues 104 migrants East of Tripoli

The Libyan Coastguard says it recovered 104 people from a rubber boat off the country’s coast, in the latest such rescue as migrants attempt...
Women, children paying ‘stark cost’ of conflict in Africa’s Sahel – Mohammed

Women, children paying ‘stark cost’ of conflict in Africa’s Sahel – Mohammed

Women and children are paying what they called the “stark cost” of conflict in countries across Africa’s Sahel region, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed...
49 AU members have signed free trade pact – Kagame

49 AU members have signed free trade pact – Kagame

Forty-nine out of the 55 members of the African Union have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame. Kagame,...
Court summons Zuma’s son over fatal car crash

Court summons Zuma’s son over fatal car crash

A Court on Tuesday summoned former South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, to appear on July 12 to answer homicide charges over a...
Buhari holds talks with French leader, Macron today

Buhari holds talks with French leader, Macron today

President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned to Abuja last night from AU Summit in Mauritania, is billed to hold bilateral talks with President Emmanuel Macron...
Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe after seeking health care abroad

Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe after seeking health care abroad

Former President Robert Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe on Tuesday on a private chartered flight from Singapore, where he had been seeking medical treatment. Accompanied by...
Grenade caused blast at rally on June 23 – President Mnangagwa

Grenade caused blast at rally on June 23 – President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe said a grenade caused the explosion that killed two people at a campaign rally he was addressing on June...