BBC SOUTH African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country's anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. Crowds of mourners and political...
(Reuters/NAN) Zambia’s main opposition party has filed a motion seeking the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu, accusing him of constitutional breaches, the presidency said on Friday. The motion by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) got signatures from a third of the members of parliament in the 166-member...
Mr. Basile Kouna, Cameroon’s former water and energy minister, was arrested in Nigeria and flown home on Thursday. Kouna was removed from his ministerial position during President Paul Biya’s March 2, cabinet reshuffle. In February, he was ordered not to leave the country. “Kouna is in Cameroon. He was arrested in Nigeria...
eNCA  KINSHASA - A body linked to the powerful Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday called on the United Nations to strengthen its role during December elections. The Lay Coordination Committee (CLC), which has held marches against President Joseph Kabila, said it was asking the UN for "more...
By Prudence Arobani The last batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service. UNMIL said the remaining 108 Nigerian FPU officers, the last UNMIL uniformed contingent remaining in Liberia, withdrew as part of the UN mission’s termination. The batch...