South Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as president

By Agencies South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections.

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina dies, tributes flow

Literary fans all over the world are paying tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who died on Tuesday night, aged 48. Wainaina challenged stereotypes of Africa with...

Gabon president fires vice, forestry minister over timber scandal

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Gabon’s Vice President and Minister of State for Forests and the Environment have been relieved of their posts by presidential decree in connection with a timber...

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

By Agencies The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for...

Somalia protests Kenya’s hostile diplomacy after Nairobi ‘blockage’

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The Somali government has officially responded to the latest installment of Kenyan pressure in the midst of a rolling diplomatic row over maritime boundaries.

South Africa appoints first ever female national rugby coach

By Agencies South Africa’s Rugby authorities on Tuesday appointed the first ever female coach of a national team, announcing that Laurian Johannes will take charge of the country’s Under-20...

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

By Agencies A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country’s information minister.

Malawi poll center: Opposition takes slight lead (35% official results)

by Agencies Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, pledging that the commission will start...

South Africa MPs confirm election of president Ramaphosa

by REUTERS Ramaphosa elected president South Africa’s parliament on Wednesday confirmed the ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa as the duly elected president of the country, after his nomination was...

WHO: Malaria eliminated in Algeria and Argentina

By Agencies The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free. In a statement in Geneva on Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised...

SOUTH AFRICANS WILL BE PLEASED WITH CABINET CHOICES – RAMAPHOSA

Gaye Davis  CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa says his new Cabinet will be balanced and that his choices will be welcomed by South Africans. Ramaphosa is set to...

Tobacco Control Regulations: Resist Industry Overtures, Groups Urge National Assembly

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara...

Fans applaud Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan following international retirement

BY AFRICANEWS.COM Football fans across the world are paying tribute to Ghana’s all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan who announced his international retirement on Monday. The news...

EU – Horn of Africa: Mogherini visits Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban The European Union, EU, High Representative for Foreign Policy / Vice President, Federica Mogherini, on Monday (May 20) started her three-day visit to the Horn...