Malian soldier wounded in firefight with German allies

German troops in Mali, where a night-time firefight with Malian allies left one soldier seriously wounded. By SEYLLOU (AFP/File) A Malian soldier was seriously wounded during a night-time exchange of fire with German troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the…

Port Sudan Workers On Strike Over Terminal Transfer

Aid shipments from the US Agency for International Development are seen arriving in May 2016 at Port Sudan, where workers went on strike February 18, 2019 to protests against the signing of a deal between Khartoum and a Filipino company….

Nigerian President Warns Vote-Riggers Of ‘Ruthless’ Response

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due…

Zimbabwe Opposition Figure Fined For Claiming Poll Win

Tendai Biti of Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change has been convicted of a crime for announcing results of elections held last July. By Jekesai NJIKIZANA (AFP) A Zimbabwe court Monday convicted leading opposition figure Tendai Biti of an…

Sudanese vendor killed as police fire tear gas at Khartoum rally

A Sudanese protester shows the “V” for victory sign during an anti-government demonstration in Khartoum on February 15, 2019. By – (AFP) A Sudanese vendor died Sunday after riot police fired tear gas at an anti-government rally in the capital,…

Thousands of Libyans mark 8 years since uprising

Libya has been mired in power struggles since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising. By Abdullah DOMA (AFP) Thousands of Libyans took the streets Sunday to mark eight years since the uprising that ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, despite chronic political and security…

DR Congo’s Tshisekedi holds coalition talks with Kabila

Le président de RDC Félix Tshisekedi au sommet de l’Union africaine à Addis Ababa le 10 février 2019. By SIMON MAINA (AFP) DR Congo’s recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, held talks on Sunday with his predecessor Joseph Kabila on forming…

Sudan police fire tear gas at Khartoum rally

A Sudanese protester shows the “V” for victory sign during an anti-government demonstration in Khartoum on February 15, 2019. By – (AFP) Sudanese police fired tear gas on Sunday at an anti-government rally in the capital, witnesses said, as protesters…

Semenya Takes Gender Rule Challenge To Sports Court

Caster Semenya has argued that she is Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa goes to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels. The…

Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll

Streets were empty in Lagos following disappointment and anger at the last-minute poll cancellation. By PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (AFP) Nigerians on Sunday counted the cost of the last-minute postponement of presidential elections, with predictions the delay could lose the country…