10 Aug 2015  News
PRESIDENT of Egypt, AbdelFattah Al-Sisi, has called for a new African Order led by the whole of Africa, leading to increased cooperation in trade and collective action against terrorism
9 Aug 2015  News
Burundi's prosecutor on Sunday said the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza had been identified and "a certain number" had been arrested. General Adolphe Nshimirimana, widely seen as Burundi's de-facto internal security chief, was killed in a rocket attack on August 2. He was a close aide of President Nkurunziza, whose…
6 Aug 2015  News
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on Thursday described the arrival of 116 Somali refugees from Kenya, as a new chapter in the voluntary return process.
6 Aug 2015  News
Egypt will on Thursday inaugurate a major expansion of the Suez Canal, with the government hoping the project would boost the country's flagging economy.
5 Aug 2015  News
SOUTH Sudan’s government is due to unveil its own peace plan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, just days after it refused to sign a regional plan to end the country’s ongoing conflict, Al Jazeera has learned. Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, will not offer any details of the peace plan but said President…
5 Aug 2015  News
THE government of Egypt has called on African nations to unite and fight terrorism as a common enemy, which is seeking to ravage the continent at the moment. President of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt, Mohamed Fayek, gave the advice in Cairo yesterday while speaking with journalists from sub-Saharan Africa. He assured…
4 Aug 2015  News
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday identified human capital development, political stability and economic integration as central to the rapid development of Africa and the emancipation of its people from poverty. Osinbajo said this in Ndola, Zambia, at the inauguration of the $420 million cement plant and 30 KV coal-powered station built by Nigeria’s foremost…
1 Aug 2015  
Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities on Saturday announced restrictions on hunting around the country's biggest game reserve following the killing of a much-loved lion by a US dentist. "Hunting of lions, leopards and elephant in areas outside of Hwange National Park has been suspended with immediate effect," Edson Chidziya, head of Zimbabwe's parks and wildlife authority Zimparks,…
31 Jul 2015  News
As a sports minister, one of you duties will be to oversee the body in charge of combat sports in your country. Right? But does that extend to 'verbal combat' in rap arena music, especially when the combatants are way out of your jurisdiction? South African sports and recreation minister, Mbalula Fikile, has joined the…
28 Jul 2015  
Kenya's police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country. "My nightmare was that someone might sneak in and do something nasty," police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said, referring…
28 Jul 2015  News
A Zimbabwean professional hunter and a local landowner will appear in court on poaching charges for allegedly killing a much-loved lion called Cecil, officials said Tuesday, after the feline's death caused widespread outrage. A statement issued by the Zimbabwean Parks Authority made no reference to reports that it was a wealthy Spanish or American man…
28 Jul 2015  News
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Kadhafi's last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in…