Africa

Clashes in Tunisia after president ousts PM amid Covid protests

Street clashes erupted Monday outside Tunisia’s army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended the legislature, plunging the young democracy into a constitutional crisis. Saied sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and ordered parliament closed for 30 days, a move the biggest political party Ennahdha decried as a “coup”, following a…

Congo-Kinshasa: Policeman Shoots Student for Not Wearing Mask in DR Congo

A Democratic Republic of Congo policeman has shot a student who was not wearing a mask while filming on the streets of the capital, witnesses said on Sunday. "Our friend Honore Shama, a student in the faculty of arts at the University of Kinshasa, was filming a video as part of his acting practical work…

Africa: Over 400 Million Africans Live Below Poverty Line – Report

At least 450 million people in Africa are projected to remain poor by 2030, according to a new report. The projection is an increase by about 60 million from the earlier 400 million people. According to the new report published by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Africa Secretariat, eight of the 10 world's poor will…

Kenya: Garissa Woman Rep Creates Buzz With All-Female Armed Guards

Garissa County Woman Representative Anab Gure has created a buzz after she was spotted with all-female guards dressed in Muslim attire, carrying guns and magazine holders. The outspoken politician has left many astonished after a photo emerged of two armed women standing next to her. The women, who were not dressed in army uniforms, are…

Mozambique: EU Humanitarian Flights Arrive in Cabo Delgado

The third and last flight of the Humanitarian Air Bridge between the European Union and Mozambique arrived on 9 July in Pemba, capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, with a cargo including medicines, medical equipment, and hygiene kits. The first two flights arrived in Pemba on 3 and 4 July. Between them, the…

Uganda: City Robberies Expose Flaws in CCTV Project

On Independence Day in 2018, President Museveni listened attentively as former police acting director for ICT Felix Baryamwisaki demonstrated how CCTV cameras detect unusual building up of a crowd and set off an alarm in the control room. Watching on a screen miles away from the scene, the President saw a handful of young men…

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe’s Sister, Minister Feud Over Farm Escalates

The feud between Mashonaland Central Provincial Minister Monica Mavhunga and the former First Lady, Grace Mugabe’s sister, Rosemary Chidhakwa has escalated after the minister counter-sued the latter at the High Court. Chidhakwa was the first to approach the courts recently accusing Mavhunga, and her workers of invading her farm and disrupting winter wheat cropping currently…

Zimbabwe: Spy Boss Issued Threats to ‘Govt Critic’ Malunga Before Farm Grab, Court Told

Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Gatsha Mazithulela tried with no success to force his way into the ownership structure of Kershelmar Farm in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North, jointly owned by OSISA director Siphosami Malunga and two partners. When this failed, Mazithulela, a CIO deputy director-general, threatened the shareholders the government would forcibly seize the thriving farming…

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Hits Bulawayo Sewer Teams

THE Bulawayo City Council sewer task teams have been hit by the Covid-19 virus, a development resulting in the disruption of essential service delivery in the second capital. The city’s town clerk Christopher Dube confirmed several members of sewer task teams have been forced quarantine after being exposed to the pandemic. The town clerk said…

Zimbabwe: Cleric Makandiwa Endorses Vaccination Drive

United Family International Church leader Emmanuel Makandiwa yesterday became the latest evangelical Christian leader to endorse vaccination against Covid-19 and urged his followers to get vaccinated, saying there were no theological grounds to forgo the protection. While most liturgical churches grasped vaccination early in the national campaign, with the senior prelate in Zimbabwe’s largest church,…

Zimbabwe: Relocated Chiadzwa Villagers Spend 2 Months With No Water

Villagera, relocated to the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Transau in Odzi, Mutare West to pave way for diamond mining in Marange, have spent the past two months without water after their reticulation system broke down. The villagers were relocated to the area in 2009 to pave way for massive diamond mining by the government…

Nigeria: Jos Residents Groan Over Ban On Motorcycles, Tricycles

Jos — Residents of Jos North and Jos South LGAs of Plateau State are groaning over a ban on motorcycles and tricycles, saying the order has affected their lifestyles. On July 15, the Plateau State Police Command announced a total ban on motorcycles and restricted movement of tricycles within Jos Metropolis and Bukuru, stating that…

Somalia: Govt Postpones Long-Delayed Election – Sources

Somalia has postponed elections that were were due to start on Sunday after months of delays in the deeply unstable Horn of Africa country. Indirect parliamentary and presidential polls were due to open on July 25 with four days of voting for the upper house by state delegates. The election cycle was due to end…

Rwanda: Govt Injects Rwf27 Billion Towards School Feeding

The Government of Rwanda has allocated over Rwf27 billion to support the expansion of the school feeding programme to all students in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools in the current fiscal year. The plan to extend the school feeding programme to all students was announced last year. While presenting the Government of Rwanda’s actions relating…

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