The pop star, the president and a Covid crackdown

On Thursday Ugandans will vote in a general election after a campaign marked by violence which has killed dozens of people. President Yoweri Museveni is seeking his sixth elected term in office after 35 years...

Wang Yi concludes continent’s tour, expresses hope in China-Africa Cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s five-nation tour of Africa came to an end Saturday with great optimism that the strategic comprehensive partnership between China and Africa will create lucrative opportunities for...

DRC and Botswana are the latest countries to join Belt and Road Initiative

China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the country of Botswana. The move by the two nations...

South African scientists seek to understand new covid-19 variant

Scientists in South Africa say there is a "reasonable concern" that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled out in the...

Dozens killed in attacks on Niger villages

Suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in Niger, with reports of dozens civilians killed. Around 49 died and 17 were injured in the village of Tchombangou, while another 30 died in Zaroumdareye - both...

South Africa passes one million Covid cases

South Africa has become the first country on the continent to register more than one million Covid-19 cases. It comes just days after authorities confirmed that a new, faster-spreading, coronavirus variant had been detected. Some hospitals...

Somali journalists launch campaign to promote peaceful elections

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today launched a campaign to combat hate speech and promote peaceful elections in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls. Flagged by the Minister of Information, Culture and...
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