Outrage as Ugandan MPs approve $30m to buy cars amid COVID crisis

Many Ugandans have been thrown into a state of shock as the country’s Members of Parliament approved nearly $30m to buy new cars, at a time the country’s cases of Coronavirus surges. The over 529 Lawmakers would receive 200 million shillings ($56,500) each for the new vehicles. Human rights activist and the executive director of […]

South Africa’s unrest was “well-planned attack” on our democracy – Ramaphosa

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has described the chaotic situation in the country as a “well-planned attack” on democracy. In a recent address to the nation regarding threats of instability, the President noted that the ongoing incitement of violence constitutes a direct contravention of the Constitution and the rule of law. It will be recalled […]

Malians Jubilate over departure of French forces from the Sahel

Malians have trooped  to social media to express  their excitement over the planned closure of French Barkhane troops from the Sahel region by the close of the year.    The over 2, 000 French Barkhane troops have been operating in the region since 2013. These troops were  spread across Mali, chad, Niger. Burkina Faso and Mauritania […]

Stop denying racism, start dismantling it,’ U.N. rights chief

The United Nation’ s Human right, Chief,Michelle Bachelet has charged nations to  “start dismantling racism” and prosecute law enforcers who kill people of black descent  unlawfully. Her comments come after George Floyd’s murderer, officer Derek Chauvin’s prison sentence stirs up controversies.  She  noted  that continuous usage of racial profiling and excessive force by police officers […]

South Africa court jails ex-leader Zuma for 15 months after inquiry no-show

The embattled former President, Jacob Zuma, has been handed a 15-month prison term by the country’s constitutional court after failing to appear before it. According to the court, Zuma failed to appear it at an inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February. The situation, however, provoked lawyers for the state to seek […]

Rwanda and DR Congo sign agreement to strengthen bilateral ties

President Félix Tshisekedi of Dr Congo  and his neighbouring  Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame have on Saturday signed three separate  agreements to deepen their relationship.  The agreements  seek to strengthen the  two nation’s bilateral relations which has over the years been seen as antagonistic.   During  a joint press conference organized by the two heads of states, […]

Gabon: Bongo urges “Unity” in first speech to Parliament in 5 years

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Friday made his first appearance to the country’s Parliament to solicit Members of Parliament’s support to unify the oil-rich country. The 62-year-old, who suffered a severe stroke in 2018, became head of state after his father’s demise in 2009. He made his last address to both chambers of Congress in […]

We can’t continue to be naked, lets produce our own vaccines – ECOWAS chairman

The President of Ghana who doubles as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Akufo-Addo bemoans the unprepared status of the continent at the face of pandemics and also urged member states to produce their own vaccine. According to him, Africans cannot “cannot afford to be naked next time.” The ECOWAS […]

Liberian former rebel leader, Alieu Kosiah jailed by a Swiss court for 20 years

A  former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy, Alieu Kosiah, has been sentenced to a 20-year jail term  by  a Swiss Federal criminal  Court on charges of crimes against humanity. The 46 year-old rebel leader was found   guilty of 21 out of the 25 charges of multiple heinous crimes by civil right […]

Botswana discovers the world’s third largest diamond

Botswana, Africa’s largest diamond producer has discovered what is referred to as the world’s third largest diamond. According to the Debswana Diamond  Company that  made the discovery  of the precious mineral, it  is a 1,098-carat diamond. This has been recorded as the country’s second largest since 2015.  The company’s Acting Director, Lynette Armstrong  Presented the […]