Police in Uganda are holding nine people for allegedly conning a Sudanese national of $160,000 in a bogus gold deal. The suspects include one Kenyan, a Congolese and a Rwandan. Deputy police spokesman Patrick Onyango told journalists on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested by the Aviation Police after Mr...
Judges at the International Criminal Court ordered for the release of Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba following his acquittal last week on war crimes charges. According to the court order, issued on Tuesday, Bemba will be freed in neighbouring Belgium, wher his family lives. Bemba, 55, has been in the International...
Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala rules out new election bid by long-time president in December's postponed poll. The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the country's delayed elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent...
New Madagascar Prime Minister Louis Christian Ntsay has retained eight members of the old cabinet in his new unity government. Mr Ntsay, who unveiled the team at the State House of Iavoloha on Monday evening, retained six ministers in their portfolios and transferred two others. Eight of the 31-member cabinet are...
Zimbabwe parliament drops call for Mugabe to answer questions on diamond mines Zimbabwe’s parliament on Monday backed down from its demand for former president Robert Mugabe to answer questions related to diamond mining operations during his time in office. In what would have been his first public appearance since being...
US president and North Korean leader hold face-to-face talks in an unprecedented summit in Singapore. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have sat down for unprecedented talks between the leaders of two long-hostile nations, as the world watches anxiously for signs of a peace deal and an agreement on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Trump...
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix said Monday, it plans to halve its joint peacekeeping force with the African Union in Darfur. The latest plan will see the reduction of troops from 8,735 to 4,050 by June 2019, while police would be reduced from 2,500 to 1,870. Lacroix told...
A Burundian soldier in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was killed late Sunday in a clash in the centre of the country, UN sources said. The fighting occurred in the town of Bambari, according to UN sources there and in the capital Bangui. A CAR...
Rights groups in Tanzania criticised the behaviour of the police on Saturday after a woman was forced to give birth unassisted at a police station. Amina Raphael Mbunda, 26, was arrested at her home in the eastern district of Kilombero on the evening of June 2 by officers searching for...
South Sudan’s rebel leader, has committed to the ongoing peace process that seeks to organise a face-to-face meeting with his nemesis, president Salva Kiir. Following a meeting with veteran Kenyan politician, Raila Odinga, Machar tweeted saying ‘something will change’ and emphasising that he has been ‘advocating for this peaceful resolution...