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Netanyahu woos West African leaders at Liberia summit

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday joined West African leaders at a summit in Liberia, where they hailed peacekeeping efforts in the region but warned about threats to stability. Netanyahu, who had visited east Africa in July 2016, vowed that they had “no better …

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One dead after Gambian protesters clash with ECOWAS troops

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  A Gambian protester died of gunshot wounds Saturday, the day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces. Gambian information minister, Demba Ali Jawo, told AFP that a group of people had protested on Friday in Jammeh’s …

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Two-goal Ugandan Nsibambi sinks Nigeria’s United

Kampala City ?? 2  ?? Rivers United 1: A brace from Derrick Nsibambi ⚽ ??? spurs KCCA FC  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Derrick Nsibambi bagged a brace as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) of Uganda beat Rivers United of Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday in a CAF Confederation Cup clash. The win lifted …

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KABILA: I did not promise to hold elections this year

Kabila says he never ‘promised’ to hold elections in DR Congo Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Saturday said he had never “promised anything” about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote …

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Morocco king boycotts Africa summit to avoid Netanyahu

Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Morocco’s king has cancelled plans to attend a West Africa summit this weekend in Liberia due to the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the foreign ministry has said. The North African country is hoping to join the Economic Community of West African States …

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Leaked emails fuel trouble for S.Africa’s embattled Zuma

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s ruling ANC party on Friday asked the government to explain leaked emails detailing alleged bribes and corruption, as President Jacob Zuma faced a fresh wave of scandal. Thousands of emails have emerged in the local press exposing alleged misconduct over lucrative government …

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