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Museveni tours Chad oil facilities

President Yoweri Museveni started his two-day visit to Chad by touring their oil facilities on Sunday. In N’Djamena for the swearing-in ceremony of President Idriss Deby to his fifth term in office, Museveni jumped on a helicopter to inspect the country’s oil refinery. Over 15 heads of state are expected to …

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Pistorius hospitalised after ‘fall in prison’

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to his prison cell in South Africa’s capital after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in a fall, prison officials told AFP Sunday. “He had to be detained Saturday afternoon at the hospital after falling off …

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ANC suffers major setback in S.Africa local polls

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s local elections delivered a sharp setback to the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday, as partial results showed falling support for the party that ended apartheid. With about 80 percent of the vote counted, the ANC was ahead nationwide but it recorded …

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DRC’s Kabila in Uganda for meeting with Museveni

Joseph Kabila is in Uganda today for a summit with President Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has confirmed. The meeting, that is expected to have security in the region on the agenda, is being held at Mweya Safari Lodge in western Uganda. While no details have been provided, the …

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Burundi rejects deployment of 228 UN police

Burundi’s government has rejected the deployment of 228 UN police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led UN resolution authorising the force was made without its consent. The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to deploy the force in its strongest move to date to try to end more …

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