Candidates Absent from Cameroon’s English-Speaking Regions
Candidates presidential election have largely avoided traveling to restive English-speaking regions where armed separatists have vowed vote will not take place
Zambia Fires Minister Over Graft Scandal
Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi, who was in charge of a social payments program which Britain said had been abused, was fired for alleged misuse of funds, government spokeswoman Dora Siliya said in a tweet
Kenya’s Finance Minister Cuts Spending, Money Transfer Taxes to Rise
Kenya's economy is expected to grow by 6 percent this year
Uganda Bans Rallies by Supporters of Opponent of Museveni
Police said they had received information that supporters of Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, planned to stage rallies and processions on his return home from the United States
Italy Expels South African Who Flew Drone Near Vatican
Under Rome's strict security measures, it is illegal to overfly the city, including with a drone
Lawyer: DR Congo’s Bemba to File New ICC Appeal
Bemba is appealing his sentence for bribing war crimes witnesses and hoped to overturn his conviction
Confirmed Ebola Cases Rise to 13 in Congo’s Latest Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo—The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Aug. 4. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a particular challenge as ...
Doctor in Eastern Congo Contracts Ebola in ‘Dreaded’ Scenario: WHO
GENEVA—A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said on Aug. 24. Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of ...
Kenya’s Former World Champion Athlete Dies in Road Accident
Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident aged 28, the country’s ministry of sports and heritage said on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Bett died in Nandi county, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from ...
Nigerian Security Agents Blockade Parliament, Chief Later Fired
ABUJA—Nigeria’s security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Aug. 7 in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency. It is the first such incident since Nigeria became a ...
Zuma Influence-Peddling Inquiry Opens; Judges Seeks More Witnesses
JOHANNESBURG—The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward, as public hearings began in a case that could last two years. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will review allegations that the Gupta brothers – who headed ...