Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

By Agencies A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country. Charles Njagua Kanyi...

Seven policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Egypt’s north Sinai

By Brendan Umoren No fewer than 7 Egyptian policemen, including one officer, have been killed in terrorist attacks on different check points in the North Sinai city of Arish.

16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo – army

By Agencies Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead and forced...

HRW: Gambian ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape

By Agencies Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh “handpicked” women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said on...

Guinea Bissau plunges into a power vacuum after president term ends

By Agencies Guinea Bissau has been plunged into a power vacuum after the president’s term ended on Sunday without a government in place despite the naming of...

Afcon: Tanzania were scared of Senegal – coach

By Agencies Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has encouraged his players ahead of their second Group C game against Kenya at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Thursday.

Exiled Exiled Gambian president accused of rape by beauty pageant accused of rape by...

By Africanews. A beauty pageant winner is accusing Gambia’s former dictator of raping her four years ago. The young woman is one of...

100 foreigners arrested in Mauritania following disputed polls

Eric Oteng with AFP Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them amid high tension followed a disputed outcome to presidential elections, sources said...

Official: 13 security personnel died in Ethiopia’s coup attempt

By Agencies An Ethiopian official said no fewer than 13 security personnel working for opposing sides died from injuries during the failed coup attempt to overthrow the governance...

Nigeria renewable energy [The Morning Call]

Nigeria’s renewable energy solutions provider Anergy has raised 9 million dollars in a Series A round of funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures with participation from the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing...

Uganda considers national health insurance [The Morning Call]

Uganda’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a National health insurance scheme bill that is meant to improve the provision and access of health services to all Ugandans. This is according...

Nigeria probes how helicopter picked man stuck in traffic

by Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, is probing the circumstances that led to a man being airlifted from a busy street in Benin City, capital of...

UN report highlights looming tramadol crisis in Africa

Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from overdoses still rising and a “crisis” of tramadol...

Sudan protest leaders call for marches on June 30

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association has called for marches next week demanding the handover of power to civilians. The protests are planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed...