Monday, October 23, 2017

KENYA: KENYATA MEETS IEBC CHAIR

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta met with chairman of the country's electoral body Wafula Chebukati on Monday afternoon. The meeting was held at the headquarters of...

TANZANIA: MAGAFULI NAMES NEW CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli named tax law professor Florens Luoga, as new central bank governor, on Monday. Professor Luoga would resume his new post...

SIERRA LEONE: “PEACE DIAMONDS” TO BE AUCTIONED IN DECEMBER FOR DEVELOPMENT

Sierra Leone will in December sell the 709-carat gem also known as "Peace Diamonds" in New York. The country rejected a bid of $7.8...

ZIMBABWE: VICE PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA ISN’T TARGET OF DECEMBER ZANU-PF CONGRESS

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has indicated its special December will focus on the 2018 elections, rather than getting rid of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa....

KENYA: TWO BODIES RECOVERED FROM SATURDAY’S PLANE CRASH

Two bodies suspected to be of victims of Saturday's helicopter accident have been recovered from Lake Nakuru on Monday. They were ferried in a...

ZAMBIA: ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE MATERNAL MORTALITY HAMPERED BY POVERTY

Vice President of Zambia’s Medical Association Samson Chisele, has said that the country’s effort at reducing maternal mortality from 224 to 100 per 100,000...

GHANA: SCORES INJURED AS ACCRA-BOUND TRAIN DERAILS

A train has derailed in Ghana's capital Accra on Monday morning. Local news reports say scores have been injured but emergency services are yet...

KENYA: ODINGA’S SISTER TO BE CHARGED FOR VIOLENCE

Kenya's chief prosecutor’s office is expected to charge opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister and Fred Outa, an opposition senator with incitement to violence and...

SOMALIA: SIX KILLED IN NEW ATTACK

Somalia security sources have said six people were killed in a roadside bomb with three others injured. A minibus carrying farmers in a town...

NIGERIA: FEMALE BOMBERS KILL 13 IN MAIDUGURI

Security sources in Nigeria have confirmed that 13 people have been killed with 16 others wounded in a suicide attack by three female suicide...