Russia At UN Raps US Over South Sudan Peace Deal

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is to be reinstated as vice president under the terms of the peace deal. By Akuot CHOL (AFP/File) Russia took a swipe at the United States and its allies on Friday for their reluctance…

Cyclone Cuts Off Mozambique Coastal City Of Beira

Floods have also hit southern Malawi, affecting almost a million people. By AMOS GUMULIRA (AFP) Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambican coastal city Beira Friday, leaving half a million people virtually cut off after power lines crashed, airport shut and roads…

Tanzania Opposition Chief Slams ‘Police State’ After Jail Stint

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, pictured here during his inauguration ceremony in 2015, has been accused by rights defenders of being authoritarian. By Daniel Hayduk (AFP) The head of Tanzania’s main opposition party on Friday condemned what he described as a…

Cyclone Leaves Mozambique City Almost Cut Off

Floods have also hit southern Malawi, affecting almost a million people. By AMOS GUMULIRA (AFP) Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambican coastal city Beira Friday, leaving half a million people virtually cut off after power lines crashed and roads were swamped…

Death Toll Now 20 In Lagos Building Collapse: State Govt

Survivor: Emergency workers pluck a child from the collapsed building. The disaster left 20 dead, according to a new toll. By SEGUN OGUNFEYITIMI (AFP) Twenty people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and…

Deposed Boko Haram Leader Detained Not Killed: Sources

Around 27,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram’s nearly decade-long revolt. By Audu Ali MARTE (AFP) The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group,…

Boeing Suspends 737 MAX Deliveries As France Probes Black Boxes

Distraught relatives at the site of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crash that killed 157 people. By TONY KARUMBA (AFP) US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it was suspending deliveries of its top-selling 737 MAX as French…

Congolese Journalist Jailed For One Year For Insulting Governor

Cape Town, March 14, 2019 — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe’s appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Iwewe, a…

CPJ Joins Calls To End Social Media Block

The Committee to Protect Journalists this week joined at least 79 rights organizations to urge African Union and United Nations experts to take action to end the government of Chad’s nearly year-long block on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook,…

Home Win Will Lift Simba Into CAF Champions League Last-Eight

Ivory Coast club ASEC Mimosas will bank on Amed Toure (L) for goals in a CAF Champions League group game at Lobi Stars of Nigeria Saturday.. By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP) Tanzanian club Simba SC boast a perfect CAF Champions League…