The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, on Monday handed a cheque of $1 million to the African Union (A.U.) Foundation as part of efforts aimed at lessening the body’s dependence on foreign aid.
The 93-year-old formally handed over the cheque to the A.U. Commission (AUC) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the floor of the AU headquarters during the 29th Heads of State summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Kenyans risk a fine of $10,000 (£8,000) or jail term of five years for using "impolite, disrespectful or inciting language on social media ", according to a new proposal to regulate online content during the election season, Nairobi News has reported.
The proposal is part of rules being co-authored by two government bodies: the Communications Authority and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
Chad's president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants, has warned that cash-strapped Chad could be forced to withdraw some of its troops from the fight if it does not get financial help.
Chad has one of the most capable armies in the region and President Deby has played a key role in efforts backed by the West to combat neighbouring Nigeria's Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram fighters, as well as al Qaeda.
A Belgian judge has opened an investigation against the Democratic Republic of Congo's Minister of Justice, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, for alleged crimes against humanity related to the shooting down of a plane almost two decades ago.
The body found on Table Mountain on Tuesday has been named by Unicef as its associate director‚ Charlotte Nikoi‚ who disappeared more than 10 weeks ago.
Nikoi’s death was confirmed by Unicef in a statement issued in New York on Saturday. “We learned with great sadness that the remains of our colleague Charlotte (Nana Yaa) Nikoi have been found. All of us at Unicef are deeply saddened by this news and express our personal sympathies to her family‚” it said.
A fast urbanizing Africa is rapidly degrading the environmental assets of its cities.
Protecting those assets can increase the productivity and liveability of these cities, improve tourism opportunities, and enhance resilience to the impacts of extreme weather events, according to a new World Bank report, released Thursday, Greening Africa’s Cities.
Seventy-five African journalists drawn from 42 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have gathered in Tanzania's capital of Dar es Salaam to revisit rising challenges of urbanisation, one of the major setbacks for many African cities.
The four-day workshop led by the Chief Executive Officer of African Media Initiatives (AMI), organisers of the workshop, Mr Eric Chinje is funded by the World Bank.