Out of Rwanda
Earlier today, the Fraser Institute published the 21st edition of its annual Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report. The Canadian think-tank uses 42 data points across five different areas (size of government, legal/property rights, sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation) to rank the economic freedom of 159 countries and territories.
Police were forced to fire tear gas to disperse NASA and Jubilee supporters after they clashed outside IEBC’s Anniversary Towers offices on Tuesday.
On Sunday, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation banning or restricting travel from eight countries — adding Chad, Venezuela and North Korea to the original list of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced on 25 September that its Ugandan contingent had received 19 new combat vehicles from the United States and released photographs showing ACMAT Bastion armoured personnel carriers (APCs) branded as Mack products.
Lying on a well-worn mattress strapped onto a bicycle overloaded with household items, and pushed hastily by his older siblings, the little boy was fast asleep. He was exhausted from a punishing trek that families are forced to take to escape persistent tensions in several towns and villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) conflict-hit Kasai region.
France has assigned magistrates to investigate allegations that banking giant BNP Paribas was complicit in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda, a source close to the case told AFP Monday.
An alleged gold smuggler was arrested in Sri Lanka with seven gold "biscuits" and six chains concealed inside his person.
Eman Ahmed had lost more than half her 78 stone body weight after stomach-shrinking surgery in India, paid for by crowdsourcing.
Official claims refugees have been killed in South Kivu province’s Walungu during rioting
Sudan People’s Liberation Army and opposition forces fight in Northern Liech near Sudanese border
JOHANNESBURG - The very existence of embattled audit firm KPMG on Monday came into question as the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (Sars) Tom Moyane said he had recommended to the government to blacklist the firm as the fallout over Sars “Rogue unit” report ensued unabated.
In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has launched a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe’s recent declaration of voter registration dates, says a report.
Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadera sacked his defence minister on Tuesday evening, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence that threatens to spin the country out of control.
In August 2016, small but violent conflict erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s south-central Kasai region.
The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, on Monday said the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
Four Burundi nationals were arrested at Merire area along Isiolo-Marsabit Highway Tuesday.
The postponement of the Africa-Israel Summit, is “a victory for humanitarian values and its defenders,” Hamas political bureau member, Izzat Al-Risheq, said yesterday.
Pope Francis sustained minor injuries on Sunday when he lost his balance and bumped his head against a vehicle barrier while riding in the popemobile during his visit to Cartagena, Colombia.
Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told Reuters.
Zimbabwe’s controversial First Lady Grace Mugabe was at it again when she called for violence against former ruling Zanu-PF party members during a youth rally addressed by her husband in Bindura on Saturday.
Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resign following the "sham election" on August 8.
A humanitarian crisis of near genocidal proportions is taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, yet the world’s reaction is confined to mere condemnation instead of sanctions or direct intervention.
A Swedish national is to face trial in September in Stockholm for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
I’m 94 years old, I fought in the Second World War and I have a serious warning about where 2017 is headed
I am an old man in the apogee of my days and that’s why I know we are on the cusp of war – if not in North Korea then somewhere else – simply because of the way we have allowed society to become. As a young man in uniform, I witnessed destruction, and I can’t stand impotently by while it happens again
Grace has returned to homeland after the South African government granted her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.
The vice governor of Ituri province Pacifique Keta announced on Friday that the landslide in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged.
Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe claims she hit 20-year-old Gabriella Engels with an extension cord in an act of self-defence.
Kenya’s opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said that police have put out a "red alert" at South African borders for Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, in case she attempted to leave the country.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20bn to $50bn in the US and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals.
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million, the United Nations says, marking a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
Egypt is trying to consolidate its relations with crucial African capitals
Hakainde Hichilema, 5 others released as prosecution dropped at last minute
Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response.
’People are digging by hand’ - Goal’s country director on rescue effort in aftermath of Sierra Leone flooding
Hundreds have died as a result of mudslides and flooding in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
Hundreds of white supremacists carrying burning torches and chanting Nazi-era slogans rallied in Virginia on Friday night before violently clashing with counter-protesters.
The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails.
An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday.