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Khartoum concerned over South Sudan crisis, vowing to help end crisis

THE  Sudanese government expressed deep concern  (today) Sunday over the conflicts in South Sudan, announcing its participation in an emergency meeting scheduled in the Kenyan capital Nairobi (tomorrow) on Monday. “Sudan government would like to express its deep concern over the recent unfortunate events which took place in the sisterly Republic of South Sudan, and which led to military clashes ... Read More »

Zimbabwean newspaper editor shot in Lesotho

THE  editor of the Lesotho Times and Sunday Express newspapers Lloyd Mutungamiri has been shot and critically wounded at his home in the capital Maseru. He was shot around midnight on Saturday as he parked his car after coming  from work. His wife Tsitsi Mutungamiri said she heard several gunshots and then screamed for help before going outside after the ... Read More »

Hacktivists hack Zanu-PF websites

A GROUP  of hacking activists have claimed they are behind the crashing of the Zimbabwean government, the ruling party Zanu PF and the State broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation websites. The websites – www.zim.gov.zw, www.zanupf.co.zw and www.zbc.co.zw – were all not opening as  of  5pm on Wednesday. Anonymous Africa, on their Twitter handle @zim4thewin, said: “In support of #ShutDownZimbabwe we have ... Read More »

MP’s salaries are none of your business, says Namibian president

NAMIBIA’s  president Hage Geingob has reportedly said that the country’s parliamentarians should not be required to reveal how much they are paid. The Namibian, the country’s largest circulating newspaper, reported on Friday that Geingob told it that salaries were personal and that politicians were not obliged to declare them publicly. “Declaring one’s assets does not mean that your personal salary ... Read More »

Bostwana rejects EU’s calls to withdraw death penalty

THE  government of Botswana says it will only re-think the death penalty if the public, and not the European Union, demanded an end to the capital punishment laws which were enacted after consultations with the citizens. Responding to the European Union call for the government to re-impose a moratorium on executions and move towards the universal abolition of the death ... Read More »

First kidnapped Chibok girl found in Nigeria’s Borno State

THE first of more than 200 young women abducted two years ago by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from north-eastern Nigeria’s Chibok village has been found in Borno State. Falmata Mbalala was found Tuesday in Baale Village near the town of Damboa, only a few kilometres from where she was kidnapped in 2014, according to army spokesman Sani Usman. She is believed to have escaped ... Read More »

Uganda’s Museveni sworn in for sixth term

UGANDA‘s veteran president Yoweri Museveni 71, was sworn in for another five-year term on Thursday (May 12), extending his rule to 35 years after an election that was disputed and marred by protests against his rule by the opposition party. The president officially won 60 percent of the votes in the February election, which the opposition said was rigged. Protests ... Read More »

Step aside Nigeria and SA as Ethiopian hip hop takes over

ITS  long been considered a counter-culture to Ethiopia’s long, proud musical traditions, even though its foreign exponents are fairly popular in Africa’s second most populous nation of nearly 100 million. Hip Hop, the American urban culture that includes rap music and graffiti art as it’s main components, has always struggled in a patriarchal country, where conformity is valued and the ... Read More »

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