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Kampala mayor arrested over plans to lead protests

The mayor of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, has been arrested over allegations that he planned to lead protests against the scrapping of the presidential age limit. Mayor Erias Lukwago was taken by police from his home...

Over 100 missing after shipwreck off Libyan coast

More than 100 migrants are reported missing after a ship they were sailing in sank off the coast of western Libya, the country’s navy said on Thursday. Navy spokesperson Ayub Kassem said rescuers found at...

Kenya’s fresh presidential election postponed

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed the date for a fresh presidential election to October 26. The electoral authority had initially scheduled the repeat vote to be conducted on October 17, but...

Harare successfully hosts street carnival in bid to boost tourism

Zimbabwe has just held a successful carnival in the street of Harare in a bid to boost tourism in the country. The event attracted three million spectators and participants, drawn from all around the world. Organizers...

Did President Trump just “invent” a new African country? Twitter is unmanageable!

Do we have a new country in Africa, do we? US President Donald Trump referred to a nonexistent country at a luncheon with African leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday at the...

Tanzania conducts aerial census on elephants in Selous-Mikumi

Tanzanian wildlife authorities are conducting an aerial cencus aimed at finding out how elephant numbers are faring in one of the areas worst-hit by poaching. The survey from the skies will count the large mammals...

UN commission warns against South Sudan elections before reforms

The South Sudanese conflict will get worse if regional leaders allow the country to hold an election before President Salva Kiir accepts peacekeepers, a ceasefire and political opposition, United Nations investigators have warned. Kiir’s mandate...

Trump tells African leaders many of his friends come to the continent to get...

US President Donald Trump has hailed Africa as a continent with huge business potential. During a lunch with several leaders of the African nations, the US president remarked that that most of his friends came...

UN: Over 40 million worldwide are victims of forced labour and forced marriage

More than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery, including forced labour and forced marriage, in 2016, a United Nations study revealed, bringing to light the true scale of such...

10 killed, 92 missing in DR Congo floods

At least 10 people have died and 92 others reported missing in flooding in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials say the region was hit by floods after torrential rains caused a river to overflow...