African News Agency to challenge Western wire service dominance

Africa’s first syndicated multimedia content service has begun operations in South Africa. The African News Agency rises from the ashes of the South African Press Association (SAPA). It has a start-up capital of $20 million and plans to expand into 15 countries around the continent by July. The African News Agency is publishing international news […]

Chadian troops kill hundreds of jihadis in Nigeria

Chadian forces say they’ve killed hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents while taking the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa. A suicide bomber injured at least 34 Chadian troops in the action. Dikwa’s located 90 kilometers east of the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. A Chadian defence force spokesman says his troops have been involved in street […]

Pohamba “humbled”at winning Ibrahim prize

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who has a fortnight left at the hel, says he’s humbled at winning the Mo Ibrahim prize for an African leader who’s governed well and left office peacefully. Phambaha’s only the fourthe leader to win the prize which is the world’s most valuable individual award in its nine years of existence. […]

Another coalition government looms for Lesotho

There are increasing signs that last Saturday’s election in Lesotho will result in yet another coalition government. Results coming in from rural areas have narrowed the early lead won by incumbent prime minister Tom Thabane. With tallying almost completed last night, Tom Thabane’s All Basotho Convention has 40 of the 120 seats in the assembly. […]