22 dead, scores feared drowned after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks

More than 60 are feared drowned after the boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said on Sunday.

The vessel carrying close to a hundred revellers sank during bad weather on Saturday in the latest deadly incident to affect passenger boats on Africa's largest lake.

22 dead, scores feared drowned after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks
22 dead, scores feared drowned after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks

22 dead, scores feared drowned after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks

More than 60 are feared drowned after the boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said on Sunday.

12 dead in suspected Mozambique Islamist attack

12 dead in suspected Mozambique Islamist attack

A local journalist said the villagers were killed by machete or died when their houses were set on fire by the attackers.
Mugabe unable to walk, Mnangagwa tells supporters

Mugabe unable to walk, Mnangagwa tells supporters

The former Zimbabwean leader has been in Singapore due to ill health and old age for the past two months.
Study sheds light on scourge of ‘fake’ news in Africa

Study sheds light on scourge of ‘fake’ news in Africa

Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
France’s Macron agrees to return 26 artworks to Benin

France’s Macron agrees to return 26 artworks to Benin

In a radical policy shift that could put pressure on other former colonial powers, 26 royal statues from the Palaces of Abomey will be given back.
Three people feared dead in Zim plane crash

Three people feared dead in Zim plane crash

It is not clear when the Cessna-182 plane crashed at Chemanjenjere Hills in the Tokwane-Ngundu area.
Nigerian official’s cook allegedly tortured to death over theft of TVs

Nigerian official’s cook allegedly tortured to death over theft of TVs

His lawyer says the victim began work on the morning of November 8 and he discovered the house had been burgled.
Zimbabwe to cut ministers’ salaries

Zimbabwe to cut ministers’ salaries

The public sector wage bill accounts for 90%¬†of the country’s revenue.
Niger to move protected giraffes as habitat shrinks

Niger to move protected giraffes as habitat shrinks

Experts were to monitor how the first 10 West African giraffes adapt to their new surroundings before deciding whether to transfer the rest of the group.
Study sheds light on scourge of ‘fake news’ in Africa

Study sheds light on scourge of ‘fake news’ in Africa

The panic created by the spread of misinformation in general has led to introspection by journalists and a reassertion of professional values and standards.
French president Macron advised to give back looted African Art

French president Macron advised to give back looted African Art

The return of thousands of African artworks could put pressure on other former colonial powers to do the same.
Italian woman kidnapped in Kenya by Al Shabaab in overnight attack

Italian woman kidnapped in Kenya by Al Shabaab in overnight attack

By the time police arrived at the scene the gunmen had already crossed River Galana as witnesses heard her screaming for help.
Kenya bans international organisation offering abortions

Kenya bans international organisation offering abortions

Abortion is illegal in the country unless a mother’s health is in danger.
Lives at risk in Zimbabwe as economic crisis leads to soaring drug prices

Lives at risk in Zimbabwe as economic crisis leads to soaring drug prices

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has faced a new wave of turmoil as prices rocket and shortages spread.
Ramaphosa, Mboweni in Ethiopia to talk reforming the AU

Ramaphosa, Mboweni in Ethiopia to talk reforming the AU

The African Union’s 11th session will focus on the union’s institutional reform process.
Zim bus headed to SA burns, 42 feared dead

Zim bus headed to SA burns, 42 feared dead

Reports say a gas cylinder in the luggage compartment of the bus exploded.
Denmark withholds $9.8m aid to Tanzania over homophobic comments

Denmark withholds $9.8m aid to Tanzania over homophobic comments

Homosexual acts are illegal in Tanzania and punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Total of Congolese expelled from Angola rises to 400,000

Total of Congolese expelled from Angola rises to 400,000

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says migrants have been targeted in a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling.
Twenty-five separatists killed in Cameroon

Twenty-five separatists killed in Cameroon

The government has launched a brutal crackdown on radicals, who have attacked troops and torched schools and other buildings.
Ugandan opposition asks first lady to resign over deadly school fire

Ugandan opposition asks first lady to resign over deadly school fire

This was the second deadliest fire in 10 years after the Buddo Junior school fire that killed 20 pupils.
11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

Students who had been expelled recently were suspected to be behind the ‘heinous act.’
Tanzanian president orders army to buy all the nuts

Tanzanian president orders army to buy all the nuts

The army is expected to purchase the entire country’s crop of cashew nuts after private companies refused to pay the price fixed by his government.
Madagascar presidential front-runner denies bribery allegations

Madagascar presidential front-runner denies bribery allegations

Andry Rajoelina is ahead with 39.34% of the vote against 35.97% for Marc Ravalomanana with approximately half of the votes tallied.
WATCH: Horrific train wreck in Zimbabwe

WATCH: Horrific train wreck in Zimbabwe

Shocking footage has been going viral on social media showing a train crash into a haulage truck.
Zim army head blames MDC for deadly post-election violence

Zim army head blames MDC for deadly post-election violence

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces says the alliance threatened to unleash violence if it lost the elections.
Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Previous government efforts to enforce road safety rules have been undermined by corruption and a lack of political will.

 

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