Tanzanian Opposition Boycotts Elections

Africa 09/19/18, 23:20

The main opposition party said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by 'militarization' by the authorities

Zambia Fires Minister Over Graft Scandal

Africa 09/19/18, 22:59

Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi, who was in charge of a social payments program which Britain said had been abused, was fired for alleged misuse of funds, government spokeswoman Dora Siliya said in a tweet

Confirmed Ebola Cases Rise to 13 in Congo’s Latest Outbreak

Africa 08/26/18, 07:54

KINSHASA, Congo—The number of confirmed cases in Congo’s new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Aug. 4. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a particular challenge as ...

Doctor in Eastern Congo Contracts Ebola in ‘Dreaded’ Scenario: WHO

Africa 08/26/18, 07:50

GENEVA—A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said on Aug. 24. Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of ...

Kenya’s Former World Champion Athlete Dies in Road Accident

Africa 08/26/18, 07:46

Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident aged 28, the country’s ministry of sports and heritage said on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Bett died in Nandi county, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from ...

Nigerian Security Agents Blockade Parliament, Chief Later Fired

Africa 08/26/18, 07:44

ABUJA—Nigeria’s security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Aug. 7 in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency. It is the first such incident since Nigeria became a ...

Zuma Influence-Peddling Inquiry Opens; Judges Seeks More Witnesses

Africa 08/26/18, 07:43

JOHANNESBURG—The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward, as public hearings began in a case that could last two years. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will review allegations that the Gupta brothers – who headed ...