Zimbabwe might have surpassed its 2018 gold production target, but some say there is little to show for it as the country’s economy remains in crisis. Kudzanayi Zvomuya is a small-scale gold panner in Bindura, about 100 kilometers north of Harare, waiting while his 20-plus kilograms of stones are processed...
Senegal’s President Macky Sall won in the first round of the election Sunday, his prime minister said, although his two main challengers look set to contest the outcome. “The results allow us to say that we should congratulate President Macky Sall on his re-election,” Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne...
Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to “continue leading the movement and the state in 2021 and beyond...
Zambia’s Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela denied corruption charges in court on Tuesday following his arrest a fortnight ago in a rare case of a government official being pursued by investigators. Chitotela, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission along with three others, faces two corruption charges for allegedly concealing ownership...
The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and “this can be a disaster for Africa” and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body. He says...
Uganda’s communications regulator on Wednesday ordered the country’s main independent newspaper the Daily Monitor to shut down its website. In a letter to the newspaper’s managing director, the head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Godfrey Mutabazi, said the Daily Monitor had failed to register under data communications regulations introduced...
The United States on Monday issued a security alert for Kenya, citing credible information that Westerners may be targeted by extremists in three Kenyan towns. In its security alert, the U.S. embassy in Kenya reminded the public of the continued need for enhanced vigilance throughout the country. “Terrorists may be planning...
Sudanese Security Forces on Wednesday detained Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, the daughter of a Senior Opposition leader who was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, her family said. Two security vehicles arrived at Mariam’s home and took her away, her sister Rabah Sadiq al-Mahdi told Reuters, a day after Sudan’s security...
Oil prices rose for a third day on Thursday pushed up by lower imports into the United States amid OPEC efforts to tighten the market as well as Venezuela struggles to keep up its crude exports after Washington imposed sanctions on the nation. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures...
German carmaker Volkswagen have announced they plan to assemble cars in Ethiopia. The announcement was made in front of the German president as he visited the country. The carmaker said in a statement that they will build a car plant and a training centre. Ethiopia has the world’s lowest rate of car...