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Worst humanitarian crisis hits three African countries as Trump slashes foreign aid

Worst humanitarian crisis hits three African countries as Trump slashes foreign aid

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the […]

Dad, Son Among 6 Dead in Zimbabwe Vumba Plane Crash (Pics)

Dad, Son Among 6 Dead in Zimbabwe Vumba Plane Crash (Pics)

A father and son were among six people killed Monday in a light plane crash in the mist-shrouded Vumba mountains of eastern Zimbabwe, state ZBC reported. The six were all Mozambican nationals who were on their way from the port city of Beira to Zimbabwe’s eastern city of Mutare, said the report. Press reports from […]

South Africa’s Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

South Africa’s Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela  – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age of 87. He had been admitted to hospital with blood clotting in his brain earlier this month. Kathrada was born […]

Crowds attack Africans in India after teen’s death blamed on Nigerian man

Crowds attack Africans in India after teen’s death blamed on Nigerian man

Africans living in India frequently face discrimination and even violence, and are often accused of involvement in illegal drug trade Hundreds of residents of an Indian city where a teenage boy died of a suspected drug overdose went on a violent rampage against Africans, using steel chairs to attack shoppers in a local shopping centre. […]

Botswana Licence Selling Probe Nets 29 Buyers

Botswana Licence Selling Probe Nets 29 Buyers

Combined efforts of the Department of Road Transport and Safety (DRTS) and Botswana Police has led to 29 individuals being questioned by the police for allegedly buying drivers’ licences. This comes a few days after five examiners were arrested for allegedly selling drivers’ licences. Last week The Monitor sister newspaper, Mmegi reported that five examiners […]

Out-of-Control Soldiers Beat Up 37 Students in Zimbabwe

Out-of-Control Soldiers Beat Up 37 Students in Zimbabwe

‘Thirty-seven students were viciously assaulted with 14 suffering broken limps and one is feared to have had brain damage and is currently in a coma.’ ZIMBABWE National Army gunmen allegedly went on a rampage Saturday night, beating up Midlands State University scholars at the campus in a revenge after one of their number was assaulted […]

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

Tanzania Frees Rapper Mitego Arrested for ‘Insulting’ President

It was a double score for Emmanuel Elibariki, alias Ney wa Mitego, after he was released from police custody without any charges and the green light given to his new song that was the reason for his arrest in the first place. The rapper who found himself in trouble with authorities after releasing the song […]

Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Postpone Polls If You Are Not Ready, Ken Lusaka Tells IEBC

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has asked the IEBC to postpone the August 8 elections if they are not adequately prepared for them. Speaking on Sunday during a series of Jubilee Party rallies in Bumula Constituency, Mr Lusaka said that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission should not be in a hurry to conduct “sham elections” […]

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, stand under an Islamic State (IS) group banner in the recently recaptured town of Al-Karamah, 26 kms from the IS bastion of Raqa, as they advance to encircle the jihadists The Islamic State group threatened Iran for […]

Angola’s Ruling Party Outlines Strategy to Fight Poverty

Angola’s Ruling Party Outlines Strategy to Fight Poverty

The strengthening of anti-poverty measures will be one of MPLA’s priorities, starting in August 2017, if it deserves the confidence of the electorate in the general elections, said on Saturday in Luanda, the presidential candidate of the party, João Lourenço. Speaking at a rally in Viana municipality, which is fifth of his pre-campaign programme, he […]

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