Friday, July 3, 2020

Set independent public enquiry into Nigerian High C’ssion demolition – Minority

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The NDC Minority in Parliament has called for an independent public enquiry into the demolishing of properties belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in...

Protesters call on Mali’s president to resign

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Thousands of protesters in Mali have gathered in the capital, Bamako, calling for the president to resign. Led by conservative imam Mahmoud Dicko, a coalition...

Rise in teenage pregnancies after Kenyan schools shut

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Officials in Kenya say that there has been a significant rise in teenage pregnancies, especially since the start of Covid-19 restrictions in March. Data released...

Scores killed in Ivory Coast landslide

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At least 13 people have died and others are missing after Thursday's mudslide in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, the AFP news agency reports. The...

Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president

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

China to cancel interest-free loans to African nations

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China will cancel interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020, President Xi Jinping has announced. He told...

Kenya investigates stolen coronavirus donation

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The Kenyan authorities are investigating the disappearance of medical equipment donated to help stop the spread of Covid- 19. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from...

Uganda bans campaign rallies ahead of elections

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Uganda's Electoral Commission has banned mass campaign rallies and encouraged aspiring candidates to campaign through the media. The commission said the country's general elections will...

Buhari ‘safe’ after incident involving his guards

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is safe after an incident involving the security detail at his main residence in the capital, Abuja, according to his...

Coronavirus in Africa: Outbreak ‘accelerating’ across continent

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The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The WHO's Africa regional director Matshidiso Moeti said it was spreading beyond...