Sixteen dead as suspected Boko Haram militants attack IDP camp in northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said. The assailants threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the camp in the village of Nguetchewe, district… Read More Sixteen dead as suspected Boko Haram militants attack IDP camp in northern Cameroon

Namibia to shut schools, limit public gatherings following surge in coronavirus cases

Namibian schools will be suspended for the second time in four months next week, while limits on public gatherings will be tightened further to 100 from 250 amid surging cases, President Hage Geingob said. In a televised speech on Friday, Geingob said the decision to suspend schools from August 4 for 28 days came after… Read More Namibia to shut schools, limit public gatherings following surge in coronavirus cases

Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday. The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been handpicked by Ouattara to succeed him, left his ruling party scrambling to find a replacement three months… Read More Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri dies at 65

Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, died on Wednesday. Shiri, who commanded the air force for 25 years… Read More Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri dies at 65

Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

It is no news that schools have been shut down in Nigeria and all over the world, due to the continuous rise in the COVID-19 virus cases. This has led many institutions to propagate online classes for their students, many of whom have had poor turn-outs as they do not have access to computers and… Read More Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

Deposed Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announces presidential bid

Deposed former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announced on Saturday his candidacy for the December presidential vote despite being under U.N. sanctions and subject to an arrest warrant for alleged crimes against humanity. He made the expected announcement in a speech to a large crowd of supporters at a congress of his party Kwa… Read More Deposed Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announces presidential bid

Somalia’s parliament ousts Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in no-confidence vote

Somalia’s parliament ousted Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a no-confidence vote on Saturday, as a simmering power struggle between him and the president came to the fore. Khaire, and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have been tussling over whether to delay a national election due in February next year, with the prime minister insisting it… Read More Somalia’s parliament ousts Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in no-confidence vote