South Africa: 23 Limpopo Church Members Arrested for Violent Infighting

Police in Limpopo have arrested 23 members of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) after fierce in-fighting, which saw an assortment of weapons including petrol bombs being confiscated. The violence among rival groups in the church broke out on Saturday at Danisani village in the Mapela area outside Mokopane following alleged long-standing differences over the […]

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Southern Africa: Statement on the Results of the Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gaborone — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) welcomes the release of the provisional results of the Presidential Election held under the combined Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections on 30 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). SADC congratulates the Congolese people, the Government of the DRC, all political stakeholders and the Independent […]

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Sudan Opposition Call for More Protests ‘To Shake the Tyrant’s Throne’

Khartoum — The recently established Sudanese Professionals Association, the Sudan Call (an alliance of armed movements, civil society organisations, the National Consensus Forces coalition of opposition parties) and the opposition Unionist Parties are stepping-up their calls for protests against the Sudanese government headed by President Omar al Bashir. They urged the people to continue the […]

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Uganda: Museveni Pushes Team to Launch Uganda Airlines

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has intervened in the Uganda Airlines saga after the launch date was pushed back by a further two months. Sources say President Museveni called for a meeting in an attempt to heal a widening rift between the airline’s interim board and the implementation team as it is stalling progress. Initially slated […]

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Zimbabwe Faces Fresh Protests Amid Collapsing Economy

Harare — Zimbabwe is set for a new wave of public protests following a deepening economic crisis marked by closure of companies and skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, among them fuel. This past weekend, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a threefold increase in the price of fuel, a scarce commodity, to $3,11 a litre (R43,01) for diesel […]

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Congo-Kinshasa: Breakthrough in Fight Against Ebola

In northeastern Congo, more than 600 people have fallen ill with the Ebola virus, and at least 368 people have died from the disease. It’s been difficult to contain the virus because of conflict in the region, despite medical advances, including a vaccine. The Democratic Republic of Congo is where Ebola was first discovered in 1976, when the […]

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Zimbabwe: Doctors Say Forced to Use Condoms As Protective Gloves

DOCTORS have claimed they are being forced to use condoms when performing examinations due to the shortage of gloves as the ongoing strike by junior General Practitioners enters its third week. Members of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) called the strike to demand payment of salaries in United States dollars. The junior doctors also […]

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Egypt: 4400 Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a tomb which they say is the final resting place of a high priest undiscovered for 4400 years. The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri described the discovery as “one of a kind in the last decades”. The tomb was found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near […]

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ECOWAS Court rejects Ghana judges’ move to stop probe

The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court) has rejected a motion by three judges from Ghana seeking to stop an ongoing disciplinary procedure against them by the government of Ghana. Justices Paul Uuter Dery, Mustapha Habib Logoh and Gilbert Ayisi Addo had said the motion was urgent because the […]

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