AllAfrica News: Latest
All Africa, All the Time.
06/23/2018 08:32 PM
Zimbabwe:Top Leaders Injured in Bomb Blast at Political Rally
[The Herald] Bulawayo -At least eight people including Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Zanu-PF national chairman Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri were injured following an explosion at White City Sports Stadium where President Mnangagwa was addressing a rally.
06/23/2018 07:57 PM
Africa:Rafael Marques: Hero Award 'Mirrors Hope of Angolans for Change'
[IPI] Abuja -Angolan anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques was presented with the 2018 IPI World Press Freedom Hero award at a special ceremony at the 2018 IPI World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria. Unable to travel to Nigeria due to pending court proceedings against him, Marques addressed the gathering via video recording. His full acceptance speech is reprinted here.
06/23/2018 03:01 PM
Zimbabwe:Bombing Targets Mnangagwa Campaign Rally
[The Herald] Bulawayo -An explosion has rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of people at a campaign rally. President Mnangagwa is unhurt and has been successfully evacuated.
06/23/2018 08:44 AM
Sudan:Central Darfur Camp Leader Murdered
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -A leader of one of the camps for displaced people in Nierteti, Central Darfur, was shot dead by gunmen in his house on Tuesday.
06/23/2018 08:39 AM
Nigeria:Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Plan New Collabo
[Vanguard] Following the huge success of 'Ma Lo', and their decision to remain best friends off and on the stage, singers Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have revealed plans to release another joint single.
06/23/2018 08:38 AM
Nigeria:Buhari Appoints Four Non Executive Directors for CBN
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four new Non-Executive Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and two new Chief Executive Officers for some federal agencies. He has equally approved the renewal of the tenure of three Chief Executive Officers of other federal institutions.
06/23/2018 08:36 AM
Ethiopia:Govt Allows Access to Over 260 Blocked Websites
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country. In a tweet today, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, said that the sites included the diaspora outlets Oromia Media Network (OMN) and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT). Belay Manaye, a journalist in Addis Ababa, confirmed to CPJ that the outlets were accessible in Ethiopia.
06/23/2018 08:34 AM
Uganda:Army Wants Retirement Age Increased
[Observer] The army leadership wants parliament to review the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces Act, 2005 to include clauses that it says will cater for the current situations and demands.
06/23/2018 08:33 AM
Uganda:16-Year-Old Congolese Refugee Touching Lives in Uganda
[Observer] Sephora Uzele Murogo was forcibly driven out of Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda by political unrest in 2015. Together with her mother and siblings, Uzele settled in Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district.
06/23/2018 08:08 AM
Nigeria:Ruling Party Elects New Officers Amid Tight Security
[Guardian] Abuja -For the first time since assuming power as the ruling party, members of All Progressives Congress (APC) will today elect its national officers at its maiden convention in Abuja. The convention which many have expressed fears that it would be crisis ridden, may be hitch-free, following last minute consultations and horse trading among the party leaders. This development has paved way for a likely consensus arrangement in the choice of the officers at the convention today.
06/23/2018 07:43 AM
Kenya:Nakuru Town West MP Arrested
[Nation] Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama spent the night at Nakuru Railways Police Station after anti-graft detectives arrested him over suspected land fraud.
06/23/2018 07:39 AM
Liberia:Lawmakers Alarm Over High U.S.$ Rate
[New Liberia] Members of the House of Representatives has alarmed over the constant deprecation of the Liberian dollar, leading to the unprecedented hike of various commodities in the country.
06/23/2018 07:29 AM
Zimbabwe:ED Returns to Gwanda, Where His Journey Began
[The Herald] Gwanda -Ten months ago, he left Phelandaba Stadium unconscious, a victim of poisoning as the G40 cabal sought to stem the popular tide that saw him receive thunderous receptions at rally-after-rally, adulation that dwarfed what met then incumbent president Mr Robert Mugabe who grew increasingly paranoid whenever the crowd lapped up his deputy's trademark, long-drawn party slogans that ended with the prophetic punch line, "Pasi nemhanduuuu! (Down with the enemy!)"
06/23/2018 07:24 AM
Zimbabwe:Voters' Roll Row Spills Into Supreme Court
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has approached the Supreme Court challenging a High Court decision forcing it to provide independent electoral watchdog, the Electoral Resource Centre (ERC), with a copy of the provisional voters' roll.
06/23/2018 07:24 AM
Zimbabwe:President Speaks on Devolution and Second Republic
[The Herald] Gwanda -President Mnangagwa's Government is working on a second republic in which constitutional provisions to devolve power to provincial levels will become reality soon after next month's harmonised elections. This is in line with Section (2) of the country's Constitution under which central government should cede more powers to provincial councils so they can determine their development priorities.
06/23/2018 07:23 AM
Zimbabwe:Here's the List of Successsful Presidential Aspirants
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has gazetted the 23 presidential election candidates who successfully filed their papers when the nomination court sat on June 14, 2018. The electoral management body has also gazetted chief elections officers to preside over the 210 National Assembly constituencies during the harmonised elections on July 30 2018.
06/23/2018 07:08 AM
Senegal:Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina
[IPS] Buenos Aires -Senegalese immigrants began to arrive in Argentina in the 1990s and most of them joined the group of street vendors in Buenos Aires and other cities. But in recent months, they have suffered police brutality, denounced as a campaign of racial persecution.