Ugandan weightlifter deported from Japan after going missing

July 23, 2021 News Room SA 0

A Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympics camp in western Japan has been flown home a few hours before the official start of […]

Madagascar ‘foils plot to kill president’

July 22, 2021 News Room SA 0

Madagascar says it has thwarted an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina. According to the chief prosecutor’s office, several Malagasy and foreigners had been arrested […]

DR Congo activist jailed for incitement

July 21, 2021 News Room SA 0

An activist and national youth co-ordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been jailed for “incitement to civil disobedience”. Jacky Ndala, from the Together […]

Tanzania to review mobile tax following outcry

July 20, 2021 News Room SA 0

The government in Tanzania is reviewing a newly imposed levy on mobile money following a public outcry. The tax, which became effective on 15 July […]

Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict spreads to neighbouring state

July 19, 2021 News Room SA 0

The conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is showing further signs of spreading to other areas with fighting now reported in neighbouring Afar state. The government […]

Egypt MPs approve tough penalties for sex crimes

July 12, 2021 News Room SA 0

Egypt’s parliament has approved a draft law that will impose tougher penalties foe sexual crimes, in a move welcomed by female politicians as “a leap […]

UN backs AU’s efforts to mediate Nile dam row

July 9, 2021 News Room SA 0

Members of the UN Security Council have backed the African Union (AU)’s mediation efforts on the Nile dam row between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. The […]

Tanzanian hospital grapples with oxygen shortage

July 8, 2021 News Room SA 0

A hospital in Tanzania’s Mwanza city has reported an oxygen shortage as the country records new coronavirus cases. The officer in charge of Bugando hospital, […]

Report uncovers rape at Mozambique women’s prison

July 8, 2021 News Room SA 0

An official inquiry in Mozambique has confirmed reports of forced prostitution in a women’s prison in the capital, Maputo. The government has set up a […]

Motorbike gunmen kill 18 in Nigeria’s Katsina state

July 7, 2021 News Room SA 0

At least 18 people have been killed by gunmen in the north-western Nigerian state of Katsina, said the police. The attack on Monday night happened […]