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SA Apex Court Convicts Zuma Over Illegal Spending On Private Home

The South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma has been found guilty of violating the constitution, which requires him to repay government money spent on his private home. The country’s apex court ruled Thursday that the treasury has been given 60 days to determine how much Mr. Zuma should repay. One of the earliest reactions to […]

Crash: Russia Orders Metrojet to Suspend All Flights

Russia’s air safety regulator has ordered the airline whose charter jet crashed in Egypt to suspend flights pending the probe. Rostransnadzor, Russia’s transport safety watchdog, on Sunday told Metrojet to ground its fleet of Airbus A321s following Saturday’s crash. Metrojet’s A321-200 crashed in the Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from the Red Sea […]

U.S. Diplomat, Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested In Congo

Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested a U.S. diplomat along with pro-democracy activists, journalists and musicians on Sunday following a news conference in the capital Kinshasa, a government spokesman and witnesses said. The event was held by activists from Congo, Senegal and Burkina Faso at a cultural center and was attended by around […]

 South African Court Absolves Pistorius of Murder

Oscar Pistorius who was accused of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp last year has been absolved of committing the criminal offence. A South African Pretoria’s High Court Judge, Thokozile Masipa on Thursday dismissed the charges against Pistorius, declaring that the state failed to prove the case against him beyond the reasonable doubt, but added the […]

CAF Relocates Sierra Leone, Guinea 2015 AFCON Home Games Over Ebola

lThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed relocation of 2015  Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers home games from Sierra Leone and Guinea as both countries currently battle with the cases of deadly Ebola virus. Consequently, the continental football body has written other members about its decision to ask the two countries to relocate game […]

US Agrees to Give Ebola Experimental Drugs to Liberia

…As Jonathan Meets With Governors, Health Commissioners On the virus The United States Of America (USA) has agreed to make available sample doses of her ZMAP experimental drug to Liberia to treat its doctors who have been infected with deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Liberian President, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced on her official website […]

Malawi Names New Finance Minister After Corruption Scandal

Malawi President Joyce Banda named a former African Union economic commissioner as finance minister on Tuesday in a cabinet reshuffle triggered by a graft scandal that started with the shooting of the national budget director. Paul Mphwiyo survived last month’s shooting but the incident sparked an investigation by the landlocked southern African nation’s Anti-Corruption Bureau […]

Syria Chemical monitors win Nobel Peace Prize

The OPCW, the body overseeing destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said it was in honour of the OPCW’s “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons”. The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons convention. It recently sent inspectors […]

Awoonor: A Casket From Nairobi

By Chigozie Chikere, Lagos It was the thriller maestro James Hadley Chase who wrote the novel, A Coffin from Hong Kong, in which Nelson Ryan a private investigator arrives his office to discover a dead Chinese girl, obviously murdered. With this development, Ryan is pitched right into the teeming and sordid nightlife of Hong Kong to […]

14 killed in clashes between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic

Fourteen people have been killed in violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in an isolated town in eastern Central African Republic that began last week, police and a senior Catholic official said on Sunday. The mineral-rich but impoverished nation has descended into chaos since northern Seleka rebels seized the capital, Bangui, and ousted President Francois […]

US Raids: Libya calls for explanation

Libya’s prime minister has called on Washington to explain a special forces raid on its territory, one of two by US commandos in Africa on Saturday. Ali Zeidan’s office said he had asked for clarification and stressed Libya was “keen on prosecuting any Libyan citizen inside Libya”. The raid captured al-Qaeda leader, Anas al-Liby, whom […]

Cameroon’s Paul Biya seeks to strengthen grip in election

Voters in Cameroon went to the polls on Monday in local and parliamentary elections expected to be dominated by supporters of President Paul Biya, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Biya, 80, has ruled over Central Africa’s largest economy for three decades after coming to power in 1982 following the resignation of his predecessor. His Cameroon […]

Electricity Company of Ghana has taken Ghanaians for fools

By Daniel Danquah Damptey Electricity Company of Ghana has done the unthinkable. In fact, they have done the abominable.  It harbours a lot of Boko Harem and Al-Qaeda in its belly. If I had my own way, the entire management staff would be taken to the nearest shooting range and summarily executed. Nobody should doubt my […]

50 shot dead in Sudan fuel protests

Security forces in Sudan have shot dead at least 50 people in days of protests over fuel subsidy cuts, human rights groups have said. Police fired tear gas to disperse more protesters on Friday, witnesses have told the BBC. Officials say fewer than 29 people have died, and they insist that the subsidy was unaffordable. Protesters […]

Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

A UN-backed special court in The Hague has rejected an appeal against war crimes convictions by lawyers representing former Liberian President Charles Taylor. It ruled that his convictions had been proved beyond doubt. Taylor appeared impassive in court as the judge upheld his convictions and 50-year sentence. He was sentenced in May 2012 for aiding […]

Uganda Beef-up Security after Kenya Terror Attack

A spokesman for Uganda’s police says officials have bolstered security in all sensitive national installations in the wake of the Nairobi mall attack. Ibin Ssenkunbi says the government has been reassuring the public that it has implemented measures to protect life and property. “We have increased our vigilances and provided security on all vital installations […]

Gunfire at besieged Kenyan mall, Islamists threaten hostages

Reuters journalists near the upmarket Westgate complex heard sporadic shots and also heavy bursts of rifle fire and muffled blasts on at least two occasions after daybreak. Kenyan troops moved around outside the building. A Kenyan Red Cross official, Abbas Guled, said there had been clashes inside the building. But there was no indication of […]

Al Qaeda-linked Islamists hold out at Kenya mall, 39 dead

Kenyan security forces were locked in a standoff on Sunday with gunmen who killed at least 39 people in an assault at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, where the al Qaeda-linked militants were holding an unknown number of hostages. The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack on the Kenyan capital’s […]

Nairobi attack: Hostages remain inside shopping centre

The African Examiner An unknown number of hostages are being held in a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, after a deadly assault by suspected al-Shabab militants. At least 39 people died when members of the Somali Islamist group stormed the Westgate centre on Saturday. There is now a heavy military presence in and […]

California court dismisses Human trafficking charges against Saudi princess

Human trafficking charges against a Saudi princess accused of holding a Kenyan servant as a virtual prisoner in her California home were dismissed by a judge on Friday after prosecutors said they were unable to corroborate the allegations. The 42-year-old princess, Meshael Alayban, smiled broadly as she left the Santa Ana courtroom after the judge […]




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