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Tanzania's Magufuli Fires 10 000 Civil Servants Over 'Fake Qualifications'

Dar es Salaam - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10 000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga In Fourth Presidential Challenge

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election. Mr Odinga, 72, is set to face incumbent ... Full story

Zambian Court Upholds Opposition Leader Treason Charge

LUSAKA – A Zambian court on Wednesday refused a request to drop treason charges against main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the ... Full story

Jailed Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega Named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named ... Full story

20 Dead After Boat Capsizes In Senegal

Dakar - At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal ... Full story

South Africa Bus Crash 'Kills At Least 19 Children'

At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after ... Full story

Journalist Faces Death Penalty In Cameroon

Cape Town - Radio France International (RFI) journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military ... Full story

53 Arrested For Nigerian Gay Wedding

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested ... Full story

Zambia: Demands For Release Of Treason Accused Lungu Rival

Lusaka - The Zambian opposition UPND party called on Thursday for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in ... Full story

VVIP Security Sparks Dlamini-Zuma Row

Opposition parties have slammed the decision by the SA Police Service (SAPS) to offer presidential protection service to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. They have described this ... Full story

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