Saturday, August 8, 2020

Kenya investigates stolen coronavirus donation

The Kenyan authorities are investigating the disappearance of medical equipment donated to help stop the spread of Covid- 19. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Chinese government included surgical masks, protective suits, isolation gowns...

Buhari orders probe into Aso Rock shooting

The Nigerian president has ordered an investigation after security guards reportedly shot into the air at his presidential palace. The incident happened at Aso Rock following an altercation between one of the president's aides and...

Atlanta police chief resigns over Rayshard Brooks shooting

Atlanta's police chief has resigned after the fatal shooting of an African-American man who had fallen asleep in his car at a drive-through restaurant. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot by a police officer during a...

Coronavirus infections ‘accelerating’ in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The WHO's Africa regional director Matshidiso Moeti said it was spreading beyond capital cities and that a lack of tests and other...

Lesotho ex-PM ‘paid hit-men to kill former wife’

In a damning court affidavit, the police in Lesotho say they have evidence that former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his current wife Maesaiah Thabane paid assassins to kill Mr Thabane’s estranged wife in...

Burundi leader Nkurunziza died of Covid-19 — diplomats

Burundi’s outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza died of Covid-19, diplomatic sources in Bujumbura and Nairobi confirmed on Wednesday. The Burundi government said Nkurunziza’s sudden death was a result of a heart attack. The 55-year old was...

Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian town

Nigerian police say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in the northern town Dangora caught the man in her children's...

Burundi president dies of ‘heart attack’ at 55

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a...

North Korea halts all communications with South over leafleting

North Korea has said it will cut off all inter-Korean communication lines with the South, including a hotline between the two nations' leaders. The North said this was the first in a series of actions,...

James Mattis: Trump’s former defence secretary denounces president

Former US Defence Secretary James Mattis has denounced President Donald Trump, accusing him of stoking division and abusing his authority. In rare public comments, Mr Mattis said the president had sought to "divide" the American...

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