Zambians bury Michael Sata

Tens of thousands of people are attending the state funeral for Zambian President Michael Sata who died in London last month while receiving medical treatment. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s among regional dignitaries at the moving Catholic Mass in Lusaka’s National Heroes Stadium. Zambia’s currently being run by acting president Guy Scott. Because his parents were […]

Liberia reports dramatic drop in Ebola infections

Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections. The statement from Monrovia confirms tentative announcements by experts worldwide of an apparent slowdown in the epidemic. Liberian assistant health minister Tolbert Nyenswah says new cases have dropped from a daily peak of more than 500 to around 50. He says it’s not the number […]

Lesotho police probe mercenary plot

Lesotho police are probing claims that foreign mercenaries are plan to kill Prime Minister Tom Thabane. It’s alleged a dozen Nigerian and Ghanaian hired guns have slipped into the mountain kingdom through its porous border with South Africa. Senior Lesotho officials say they’re investigating efforts to further destabilise their country shaken by an abortive coup […]

AU gives Burkinabe army breaking space

The African Union’s demanding Burkina Faso’s army hands power to a civilian authority in the country’s transition to democratic elections. But the continental body’s given the men in uniform some breathing space. Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz , who’s the rotating president of the African Union is visiting Burkina Faso. He tells the media […]

Botswana Appeal Court thwarts Khama’s dynasty plan

Botswana’s Appeal Court’s frustrated President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother as vice-president. The Gaborone government says it accepts the court’s decision and will implement it. Having been re-elected president last month, Ian Khama wanted MPs to elect his deputy by show of hands. This was to obviate dissident lawmakers voting against Khama’s choice. […]