Friday, July 3, 2020
South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2017, is back home, his family says. He was working for the charity Gift of the Givers, documenting the effects of the civil war, when he was taken. He was...
Mozambique’s National Meteorology Institute (INAM) announced Friday that it is shifting from the former satellite system to the new one provided by China, which will allow for more accurate predictions on weather forecast, climate change and potential natural disasters. “From...
Internationally recognised South African singer, songwriter, and actress Yvonne Chaka Chaka was yesterday deported by the Government of Uganda’s Yoweri Taguta Museveni after she said popular opposition leader Bobi Wine is Uganda’s Nelson Mandela. However, Ugandan authorities say she was...
Former Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo has been elected president after winning a run-off vote against another ex-prime minister. The 47-year-old beat rival Domingos Simoes Pereira by about 54% to 46%, the electoral commission announced. Mr Pereira vowed to contest...
ZAMBIAN Government’s Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has been fired for contradicting President Edgar Lungu over the salary cuts. As reported by Zimbabwe Voice, Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu announced a cut in salaries of highly paid public workers in order...
A Sudanese court has sentenced 29 intelligence officers to death for the torture and killing of a teacher. Ahmad al-Khair, 36, died in custody in February following his arrest for taking part in protests against then-President Omar al-Bashir’s government. These are...
Two Zimbabwean men have been arrested for allegedly stealing fuel worth more than R3 million at a Transnet station in Warden, Free State. A Hawks team arrested the pair, aged 38 and 43 on Sunday after a tip-off that four...
Zambian president Edgar Lungu has issued a directive for his and salaries of other highly paid appointees to be slashed as a means of cushioning the poor across the country. The move comes in the wake of tariff hikes on...
At least 76 people have been killed by a vehicle bomb detonated during morning rush hour in Somalia's capital. The blast took place at a checkpoint at a busy intersection in Mogadishu. More than 90 people were also injured. No group...
Jihadists aligned to the Islamic State group have released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 Christians in restive northeast Nigeria. The footage posted online late on Thursday by ISIS-linked propaganda arm Amaq showed 11 blindfolded men being...
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