Zimbabwe Ready To Host & Showcase Itself At Sustainable Development Forum ― Minister

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2020-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through…

US calls for immediate resumption of Libya oil operations

The United States called Tuesday for an immediate resumption of Libya’s lifeline oil exports that have been blocked by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar since last week. “The suspension of National Oil Corporation (NOC) operations risks exacerbating the…

Ethiopians look for love during Orthodox epiphany celebration

Getahun Fetana spent years admiring Emebet Melaku from a distance before plucking up the nerve to speak to her, taking advantage of a chance encounter during Timkat, the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of epiphany. Breaking off from his friends, the 37-year-old…

2-Day Women Journalists Training Promotes Young Women’s Voices In Media

In partnership with the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) with funding from the European Mission for Somalia, the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) has concluded two-day training workshop for twenty women journalists from various independent and governmental media…

Cameroon bikutsi dancers celebrate women’s sexuality

It’s already 1:00 am at the Quebec, a cabaret in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde where the beer is flowing and punters are getting restless. Finally the band starts up and a trio of bikutsi dancers enter the spotlight, hips undulating with…

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday. Chad is one of the countries struggling…

No evidence of Sudan paramilitaries fighting in Libya: UN

A United Nations panel said Monday it had no credible evidence of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some media outlets. Several Libyan and regional media outlets had claimed in recent months…

Former Tunisian finance minister named PM-designate

Former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh was named prime minister-designate by Tunisia’s president late Monday, and will now face the difficult task of forming a cabinet within a month. Newly elected President Kais Saied “on Monday mandated Mr Elyes Fakhfakh with…

Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife’s murder

Lesotho police on Monday summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. The brutal assassination of Lipolelo Thabane sent shock waves through the tiny mountainous kingdom, which is entirely surrounded…

Comoros president’s party wins assembly vote after opposition boycott

Comoros President Azali Assoumani’s party swept to victory in weekend parliamentary elections that were boycotted by the opposition, official results showed on Monday. The Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC) won 17 out of 24 seats legislative seats,…