Wednesday, 7th December 2022


Vigil in DRC as government raises death toll from violence

Congo's government dramatically increased the death toll from a massacre last week they blamed on M23 rebels, saying Monday that 270 people had been killed in an attack that broke a fragile cease-fire agreement.

M23's chairman challenged the figure and accused Congo's government of creating a diversion from other atrocities in the region that he…

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Senegalese police search for MPs after parliament brawl

Senegalese authorities were searching for two male opposition lawmakers on Monday (Dec. 5) after they assaulted a female MP during a brawl in parliament last week.

MP Massata Samb slapped Amy Ndiaye and she received a kick to her stomach from Mamadou Niang during a justice ministry budget vote on Thursday (Dec. 1).

She was accused of insulting the…

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Oil: Libya invites foreign companies to resume exploration and production

The Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) has called on foreign companies active in the hydrocarbon sector to resume exploration and production operations, citing an improved security situation.

"The NOC calls on international companies operating in the oil and gas sector, with whom agreements for exploration and production of oil and gas have been…

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Ghana to swap local debt in fight to regain economic stability

Ghana asked investors to exchange around $9 billion in domestic debt for new bonds on Monday (Dec.5) to ease a crunch in payments as the government negotiates an IMF bailout during its worse economic crisis in decades.

Finance Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta said the debt exchange starting Monday would seek to exchange around 137 billion cedis or $9.7…

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This is why Tanzania has cancelled Independence Day celebrations

Tanzania's president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has cancelled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday, December 9 and has directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs.

The 61st Independence Day event was to cost $445,000, but the money will be used to build eight dormitories in primary schools…

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