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Kenya’s finance minister pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders. Rotich, together with other senior officials, is accused of conspiring...

Low-income African countries ‘pay 30 times more’ for drugs

African countries with small to medium-sized economies pay far more money for less effective drugs, a leading health expert has told BBC Newsday. In countries such as Zambia, Senegal and...

South Africa reports farm outbreak of African swine fever – OIE

South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing...

Uganda MPs halve mobile money tax

MPs in Uganda have once again backed a controversial tax on using mobile phone banking, but have reduced by half the levy to zero point five percent. In addition, it...

Egypt’s Pope quits Facebook to save time

Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, has announced his intent to shut down his...

Yemen war: Civilian killed in Houthi attack on Saudi airport

A Syrian civilian has been killed in an attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement at the airport in Saudi Arabia. A spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen...

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the country's Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen, three weeks before the general election in which he is seeking a second term in office. His main...

Experts give “thumbs-up” to Harmonised Framework of the New Urban Agenda

Experts from selected member States of Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Lusaka, Zambia from June 27-28, 2019 in a capacity development workshop to deliberate on the Harmonised Implementation,...

Angola ruling MPLA party elects woman as deputy president

The big news in Angolan politics this weekend was the final retirement of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the country’s long-serving president and also the assumption of full control of...

Floods kill more than 60 in Sudan

Torrential rain and floods have killed 62 people in Sudan, according to the official state news agency. The country has been battered by heavy rains since early July, affecting almost...

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Africa

Tunisia’s late President’s wife dies on election day

As Tunisians await the declaration of the election results following the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi his wife Mrs Chadlia Caid Essebsi has...

Algeria to hold presidential election on December 12

Algerians will go to the polls on December 12 to replace long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned in April, following protests. Mr Bouteflika, has been...

World

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

The US has released satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim, that Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran however,...

US woman swallows engagement ring in her sleep

A US woman has undergone surgery after removing and swallowing her engagement ring in her sleep. Jenna Evans, 29, said she and her fiancé Bobby...