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Five killed In Accident With DR Congo Presidential Motorcade.

Five killed In Accident With DR Congo Presidential Motorcade.

Three soldiers and two civilians were killed and 11 other people injured in an accident involving DR Congo President Joseph Kabila’s motorcade, his office said Wednesday. The accident happened on a road in the southwest of the country, 220 kilometres (110 miles) south of Kinshasa, as Kabila was returning to the capital on Tuesday. “Last [&hellip

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party officials have said. Elias Mudzuri, a vice president of the Movement for Democratic Change party, reported Tsvangirai’s death in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. “It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter [&hellip

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma Resigns After Pressure From Party.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma Resigns After Pressure From Party.

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s decision. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old [&hellip

Jacob Zuma: Pressure grows on South Africa president to stand down.

Jacob Zuma: Pressure grows on South Africa president to stand down.

South African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down following talks with senior members of his ANC party on Sunday. Details of the talks were not revealed but party leaders are to hold an emergency meeting on Monday. Mr Zuma, who faces corruption allegations, was replaced as ANC leader by Cyril Ramaphosa [&hellip

South Sudan recalls envoy from US.

South Sudan recalls envoy from US.

South Sudan has recalled its ambassador to US as the dispute between Juba and Washington escalates over an arms embargo. President Salva Kiir’s Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny told the Africareview on phone that Juba had recalled Mr Garang Diing Akuong for consultations, especially in response to Washington’s arms restrictions to South Sudan. SANCTIONS The [&hellip

Bury nasty past, turn over new leaf… President Magufuli urges religious leaders.

Bury nasty past, turn over new leaf… President Magufuli urges religious leaders.

President John Magufuli has called for forgiveness amongst religious leaders, stressing that whatever happened in the past should be forgotten, to create room for attention to be focused on the present and the future. Dr Magufuli said because human beings depended on their religions to soften their hearts and minds, it was similarly important to [&hellip

JPM Commissions 197 Officer Cadets.

JPM Commissions 197 Officer Cadets.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President John Magufuli, yesterday commissioned 197 officer cadets to the rank of second lieutenant at State House in Dar es Salaam. This is the fourth commissioning since the President took office and the third to be conducted at the State House as the first occurred at the customary venue [&hellip

90 refugees, mostly Pakistanis, feared dead in shipwreck off Libya.

90 refugees, mostly Pakistanis, feared dead in shipwreck off Libya.

An estimated 90 refugees are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. Survivors told aid workers that most of the refugees on board were Pakistanis, who form [&hellip

South Sudan: US bans arms sales and urges others to follow.

South Sudan: US bans arms sales and urges others to follow.

The United States has banned the export of weapons to South Sudan and has urged other nations and the UN to adopt a global arms embargo. It is a largely symbolic move, as the US does not export arms to South Sudan. But the move prevents any US company or citizen from offering defence services [&hellip

Nairobi,  Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stations.

Nairobi, Kenya government ignores court order suspending shutdown of three TV stations.

Three private Kenyan television channels remained off air despite a court order on Thursday that they be allowed to resume broadcasting, overturning a government-ordered shut down. Authorities turned off the three channels as they began to cover opposition leader Raila Odinga’s symbolic presidential inauguration on Tuesday. NTV Kenya, three of whose journalists said they had [&hellip