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Sudan’s Bashir returns from Uganda after ‘short visit’

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returned Thursday from a “short visit” toUganda, his first trip to Kampala since his International Criminal Court indictment in 2009 for alleged war crimes in Darfur. Sudan’s official news agency SUNA had earlier reported that Bashir was on a two-day visit to Uganda, which is a …

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Presidents arrive for Museveni swearing in

PHOTOGRAPHS: President John Magufuli of Tanzania, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Bashir Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan are already in Uganda for Thursday’s swearing in and inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni. (PPU PHOTOS) ARRIVAL SCHEDULE Wednesday President John Magufuli (Tanzania) 11am President T Obiang (Equatorial …

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Now, Cameroonian keeper dies aged 26 during warm-up

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | The goalkeeper of a Cameroonian women’s team has died after collapsing before a first division game, less than 48 hours after the death of Patrick Ekeng, the country’s football federation announced on Monday. Jeanine Christelle Djomnang, 26, fell ill during the warm-up prior to a …

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Will Dr Specioza Kazibwe get top African Union job?

Former Vice President Dr Specioza Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe remains a front runner to replace African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. According to the Institute for Security Studies, 60-year-old Kazibwe “certainly has the highest profile and the most international experience among the candidates, but that is not all that counts. …

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20 killed, mostly children, by Rwanda landslides

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | At least 20 people, many of them children, were killed overnight by devastating landslides in northern Rwanda triggered by torrential rainstorms, the disaster management ministry said Sunday. “Up until now we have counted at least 20 dead in landslides that buried houses in the district …

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DR Congo opposition politician to be quizzed over mercenaries

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi will appear before a prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday over government allegations he recruited foreign mercenaries. Katumbi — who plans to run against President Joseph Kabila in elections due this year — has been summoned by …

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Kenya opposition seeks probe into government critic’s murder

SHOCKING Images Of Jacob Juma’s Bullet Riddled Mercedes Benz Emerge – via @MpashoNews — The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) May 6, 2016 Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition on Friday called for an government statement and inquiry into the murder of a well-known businessman and government critic. Jacob …

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