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US soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

US soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

An American soldier was shot dead and two others wounded in Somalia during a joint operation with Somali forces against Shabaab militants, the US military said Friday.

5/05/2017 Saa 12:24:49
President Joseph Kabila a smooth operator

President Joseph Kabila a smooth operator

Kabila’s most recent move — choosing Bruno Tshibala as transition prime minister — is a perfect example of his political artfulness and cynicism

5/05/2017 Saa 10:34:59
Millions could die in South Sudan from unfolding 'man-made' famine

Millions could die in South Sudan from unfolding ’man-made’ famine

Famine in South Sudan and neighbouring countries could claim six million lives, a charity warned Friday, unless the international community immediately steps in to avert the catastrophe.

5/05/2017 Saa 08:30:06
President Mugabe Rebuked for Claims Zim Was Africa's Second Most Developed Country

President Mugabe Rebuked for Claims Zim Was Africa’s Second Most Developed Country

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has invited scorn from political opponents and ordinary Zimbabweans who accuse the veteran leader of misrepresenting facts by claiming that his country was second only to South Africa in terms of development on the continent.

5/05/2017 Saa 07:56:51
The first female to join the race for 2017 Rwandan Presidency

The first female to join the race for 2017 Rwandan Presidency

Diane Shima Rwigara on Wednesday declared her interest to run for the Rwandan presidency, becoming the first female independent candidate in the 4th.August polls.

4/05/2017 Saa 12:31:57
Rwanda in 118 place as per the latest FIFA ranking

Rwanda in 118 place as per the latest FIFA ranking

Kenya and Uganda have remained unmoved at positions 78th and 72nd respectively in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

4/05/2017 Saa 11:31:19
Fuel Crisis Still Unsolved for Bujumbura Residents

Fuel Crisis Still Unsolved for Bujumbura Residents

Burundi Minister of Energy and Mining announced that petroleum products in the country will be distributed only at fuel stations and in daytime from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m,this he said yesterday. The decision was taken after a serious lack of fuel that has been observed since the last few days.

4/05/2017 Saa 11:01:46
Somalia's youngest minister mistakenly shot dead by security guards

Somalia’s youngest minister mistakenly shot dead by security guards

Somalia’s minister of public works and reconstruction was shot dead in Mogadishu on Wednesday, after another minister’s bodyguards wrongly suspected his vehicle of being a security threat.

4/05/2017 Saa 09:43:42
KENYA: $2 MILLION JACKPOT WINNER SHARES SPENDING PLANS

KENYA: $2 MILLION JACKPOT WINNER SHARES SPENDING PLANS

A Kenyan man has won a $2 million jackpot for correctly predicting the outcome of 17 football matches—one of the biggest wins in Kenya’s sports betting history, according to reports.

3/05/2017 Saa 10:17:13
Remains of Mwambutsa IV former Burundi king can stay in Geneva

Remains of Mwambutsa IV former Burundi king can stay in Geneva

Forty years after the death of Mwambutsa IV, the former king of Burundi, the Swiss Federal Court has ruled that his remains can stay in Switzerland and be reburied at a local Geneva cemetery rather than be repatriated to Africa.

3/05/2017 Saa 07:00:41
Trump And Putin Seek Syria Ceasefire After

Trump And Putin Seek Syria Ceasefire After "Very Good" Talks

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to move towards a ceasefire Syria, following a "very good" phone conversation.

3/05/2017 Saa 06:08:22
PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI SAYS HE MUST BE A ‘WONDERFUL DICTATOR’

PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI SAYS HE MUST BE A ‘WONDERFUL DICTATOR’

“Wonderful” and “dictator” aren’t two words you usually see together.But that was the phrase Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni chose when asked how he sees his legacy after staying in power for more than three decades.

2/05/2017 Saa 11:33:23
Student aces her PhD - at just 23 years of age

Student aces her PhD - at just 23 years of age

A 23-year-old North West University student has become one of the youngest on the continent to achieve PhD.

2/05/2017 Saa 10:35:00
How an election delay could ignite a new civil war in the DRC

How an election delay could ignite a new civil war in the DRC

Any suspension in the elections – scheduled for December 2017 – could spark violence, warn analysts.

2/05/2017 Saa 07:56:26
Angola Opens Borders for Fleeing Congolese

Angola Opens Borders for Fleeing Congolese

UNITED Nations refugee agencies have appealed to Angola to keep its borders open to accommodate thousands fleeing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2/05/2017 Saa 07:34:32
Dar Reviews Standards Ready for December 2017 Continental Free Trading Area

Dar Reviews Standards Ready for December 2017 Continental Free Trading Area

Tanzania has joined its East African Community (EAC) partners— Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi— in increasing the pace in harmonisation of local product standards, ready to take advantage of the soon to be introduced Free Trading Area next December.

2/05/2017 Saa 07:12:09
Blair returns to politics to 'get hands dirty' again

Blair returns to politics to ’get hands dirty’ again

The former British prime minister says he will ’get his hands dirty’ in a bid to fight against Britain’s exit from the European Union.

1/05/2017 Saa 09:55:51
Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House.

1/05/2017 Saa 08:01:51
Angolan president sets Aug 23 for general elections

Angolan president sets Aug 23 for general elections

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has signed a decree setting August 23 as the date for general elections, state radio reported on Wednesday.

26/04/2017 Saa 13:00:06
Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader's treason charge

Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader’s treason charge

A Zambian court refused on Wednesday to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a case that has stoked political tension months after contested elections.

26/04/2017 Saa 12:30:30
WHO ARE THE REBELS ACCUSED OF KILLING U.N. INVESTIGATORS IN CONGO?

WHO ARE THE REBELS ACCUSED OF KILLING U.N. INVESTIGATORS IN CONGO?

Since violence broke out between Kamwina Nsapu rebels and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo in August 2016 at least 600 people have been killed, 216,000 displaced and U.N. investigators have discovered 40 mass graves.

26/04/2017 Saa 08:10:44
U.S. to Conduct a Missile Test on Wednesday Amid North Korea Tensions

U.S. to Conduct a Missile Test on Wednesday Amid North Korea Tensions

The U.S. will conduct a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile test Wednesday, according to an announcement from the Air Force.

26/04/2017 Saa 05:50:17
Man broadcasts himself killing his baby daughter live on Facebook

Man broadcasts himself killing his baby daughter live on Facebook

Two videos of the killing were viewed hundreds of thousands of times before being removed by the social network 24 hours later.

25/04/2017 Saa 12:32:20
‘Personal flying machine’ maker plans deliveries this year

‘Personal flying machine’ maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley “flying car” startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a “personal flying machine” this year.

25/04/2017 Saa 12:16:57
27 killed in Kenya road accident

27 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.

25/04/2017 Saa 11:40:47
Ranking Chelsea's Greatest African Premier League winners

Ranking Chelsea’s Greatest African Premier League winners

As Chelsea and Victor Moses edge closer to the Premier League, we profile the top five African talents who have already clinched the title with the Londoners.

25/04/2017 Saa 08:51:15
Mobile phone footage reveals 'horrific' killing of UN experts in Congo

Mobile phone footage reveals ’horrific’ killing of UN experts in Congo

The United Nations said on Monday it was horrified by a video screened by the government of Democratic Republic of Congo that appeared to show the brutal killing of two U.N. investigators.

25/04/2017 Saa 07:05:04
Zambian opposition denies arson, says government plotting against it

Zambian opposition denies arson, says government plotting against it

Zambia’s main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government on Monday of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression.

24/04/2017 Saa 10:22:55
President Museveni tells African leaders to stop ideological meandering and transform people

President Museveni tells African leaders to stop ideological meandering and transform people

President Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering and thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources.

24/04/2017 Saa 08:40:29
Former child soldier wins environmental prize

Former child soldier wins environmental prize

Man risks life to protect Congo’s wildlife

24/04/2017 Saa 07:22:02
North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier

North Korea ’ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier

North Korea has warned it is prepared to sink an American aircraft carrier, as Japanese navy vessels joined a US "armada" for exercises in the western Pacific.

24/04/2017 Saa 06:23:00
20 Children killed in blazing wreck

20 Children killed in blazing wreck

At least 20 children have been killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said this afternoon, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene.

21/04/2017 Saa 12:59:17
AL-SHABAB URGES PARENTS TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO ISLAMIC SCHOOLS TO AVOID WESTERN INFLUENCES

AL-SHABAB URGES PARENTS TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO ISLAMIC SCHOOLS TO AVOID WESTERN INFLUENCES

Al-Shabab militants have warned parents in Somalia against sending their children to secular schools and universities. The Al-Qaeda-affiliated group issued the directive in a 26-minute recording released on Thursday.

21/04/2017 Saa 09:57:34
Microfinance Tool for Poverty Alleviation, Says Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi

Microfinance Tool for Poverty Alleviation, Says Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi

Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, has described micro finance as a potent tool for poverty alleviation and wealth creation.

21/04/2017 Saa 07:10:52
How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

In a country riven by increasing divisions, Thursday’s shooting on Paris’ Champs Elysées, which left one police officer dead, has the potential to upend an already contentious and unpredictable election.

21/04/2017 Saa 06:52:11
Serena Williams announces she is 20 weeks pregnant on social media

Serena Williams announces she is 20 weeks pregnant on social media

World No 2 tennis player Serena Williams will have a baby in the autumn, her representative has confirmed.

20/04/2017 Saa 09:03:54
Zimbabwe opposition takes bold step towards creating anti-Mugabe coalition

Zimbabwe opposition takes bold step towards creating anti-Mugabe coalition

Morgan Tsvangirai and former vice-president Joice Mujuru have signed a memorandum of understanding on talks to form a coalition to challenge Zanu (PF)

20/04/2017 Saa 08:15:04
Hundreds protest in Uganda capital against Chinese traders

Hundreds protest in Uganda capital against Chinese traders

Nakasero Market traders have closed their shops and striking against the unfair competition by Chinese merchants, who import substandard goods and moreover run retail shops.

19/04/2017 Saa 16:55:58
South Sudanese refugees release 16 UN staff held hostage in Congo

South Sudanese refugees release 16 UN staff held hostage in Congo

16 United Nation staff members, initially taken hostage by unarmed South Sudanese refugees at a camp in eastern Congo (DRC) have been released unarmed.

19/04/2017 Saa 12:14:07
U.S. Sending Dozens of Additional Military Trainers to Somalia

U.S. Sending Dozens of Additional Military Trainers to Somalia

The U.S. military is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia for training with the Somali National Army and African Union peacekeepers.

18/04/2017 Saa 13:16:15

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