Sierra Leone Records New Ebola Case, Quarantines 700

Following the death of a 16-year-old girl who died of Ebola in an apparent case of sexual transmission, health authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined about 700 people in northern Sierra Leone on Monday. This case is the first confirmed death from the virus in the district for nearly six months. Sierra Leone celebrated last […]

Ex-Ministers Denied Burkina Faso’s Presidential Ticket

Former Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Sport have been barred from contesting next month’s Burkina Faso presidential election. The ministers were banned because they had backed ex-President Blaise Compaore’s failed bid to cling to power last year. Attempts to pass that law in parliament led to massive street demonstrations on Oct. 30, 2014, which toppled […]

Rights Group Accuse Congo Government Of Human Rights Violation

The UN has said the violations of human rights by authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo was escalating ahead of elections. Director, UN Joint Human Rights Office, Jose-Maria Aranaz, said on Thursday in New York that it had documented 24 election-related violations in August, including arbitrary arrests and threats, compared with 14 of such incidents […]

Kenya Police Prevent Supermarket Terrorist Attack, Arrest Three

Kenyan police on Tuesday arrested three people with improvised explosive device which they had tried to sneak into an upmarket shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi. Nairobi’s Kasarani divisional police commander Robin Mboloi said the private security guards discovered the devices while screening one of the visitors to the Garden City Mall located in the […]

Guinea Bissau: Jose Mario Names New Government

Guinea Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz on Monday named a new government with the backing of the second-biggest party, weeks after his dismissal of the previous cabinet sparked fears of a return to turmoil in the coup-plagued West African nation. Vaz sacked then-Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira last month amid a growing row between the […]

Members Of New Islamist Group Arrested In Mali

Mali’s military said it had arrested three suspected members of a new Islamist militant group who it claimed were behind a series of recent armed attacks on security forces. Army spokesman Modibo Traore said that the militants belonged to the Massina Liberation Front (MLF), a group responsible for wave of attacks in the north of […]

South Africa Queried Over Refusal To Arrest Al-Bashir

Judges at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, have asked South African authorities to explain why they failed to arrest Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, in June when he attended a conference in the former apartheid enclave. The ICC asked South African authorities to submit by October 5 the reasons for “their failure to arrest and […]

South Africa Parliament Reject Motion To Investigate Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday rejected a motion moved by Mmusi Maimane, head of the opposition Democratic Alliance. The motion asked that President Jacob Zuma be ivestigated for possible impeachment for allowing Sudanese President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country in June. Bashir, accused of masterminding genocide in Darfur, […]

Ghana To Meet Growing Need For National Carriers

The Ghanian government is stepping up efforts to establish new national carriers to serve the country. Previous regimes have failed in their attempts to successfully run a national airline. Ghana’s flag carrier Ghana Airways collapsed under heavy debts. The government’s latest attempt to establish a sustainable and profitable airline is the third since independence following […]