Thursday, 20th January 2022


U.S. hails Sudan's economic transition

US aid chief Samantha Power Sunday hailed Sudan's transition during a visit to Khartoum where she discussed with officials the country's urgent economic and humanitarian needs.

Sudan has been going through a rocky transition since the ouster in April 2019 of strongman president Omar al-Bashir.

USAID said ahead of her visit that Western nations…

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Tanzania's Chadema says several party members arrested

Tanzanian police have arrested several members of the country’s main opposition Chadema party, the latest crackdown on a group pushing for constitutional reform in the country.

It followed the detention of Chadema leader Freeman Mbowe on “terrorism” charges that his party has branded a bid by President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s government to muzzle the…

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Jacob Zuma leaves prison on medical grounds

Former President Jacob Zuma was released from prison on on medical parole, Department of Correctional Services on Sunday.

Zuma has been incarcerated since July after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to honour a summons to appear before the state capture commission.


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Guinea: Excitement, tension greet Conde's dramatic ouster

Soldiers who seized power in a military coup Sunday in Guinea announced on state TV that President Alpha Conde has not been harmed.

A representative of the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) said that Conde has access to health care and is in touch with his doctors.

The official made the announcement from the headquarters of the…

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Cold front causes rare snowfall in South Africa

Cold front lashes Western Cape before moving to other parts of SA, bringing snowfall and fierce winds

On Thursday, an “intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough” hit the western parts of the country, said the South African Weather Service.

Over the weekend the cold front moved to other parts of the country, it said. 

Strong to…

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