Saturday , June 15 2024
Home / AFRICA (page 721)


Africa News

President Museveni in Addis for 29th AU Summit

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has today arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 29th Ordinary Session of the assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The President who is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet …

Read More »

S.Africa’s Zuma faces parliament vote on Aug 8

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Jacob Zuma, who has been weakened by growing criticism from within the ruling ANC party, will face a vote of no confidence in parliament on August 8, officials announced Sunday. Opposition parties have pushed for the vote to be held in …

Read More »

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity. The so-called “G5 Sahel” countries just south of the Sahara — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, …

Read More »

DRC declares end of Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese health minister on Saturday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which caused four deaths in the area. On May 12, officials declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the …

Read More »

Nigeria begins yam exports to Europe, US

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria on Thursday began to export yams to Europe and the United States, as part of moves to diversify its oil-dependent economy and earn much-needed foreign exchange. Agriculture minister Audu Ogbeh flagged off the first consignment of the fibrous tuber from the port in the …

Read More »