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DR Congo: UN envoy expresses concern over arbitrary arrests, urges restraint

DR Congo: UN envoy expresses concern over arbitrary arrests, urges restraint

The United Nations envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has expressed his concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions across the country, following civil society’s call for the holding of elections before year-end and their peaceful protests against delays in the publication of the electoral calendar.

3/08/2017 Saa 08:00:59
Israel’s dirty trade in Africa: Diamonds, weapons and settlements

Israel’s dirty trade in Africa: Diamonds, weapons and settlements

Israel is considered one of the most important countries that import rough diamonds, and the most prominent countries that export polished diamonds.

3/08/2017 Saa 07:54:31
Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza to lead Al-Qaeda operations

Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza to lead Al-Qaeda operations

The son of late leader of Islamic terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Hamza Bin Laden, is expected to take over the terrorist organisation.

1/08/2017 Saa 13:04:12
Baby born 'pregnant' with his twin

Baby born ’pregnant’ with his twin

New Delhi - A baby in India was born "pregnant" with his half-formed twin in a rare case that has astonished the medical fraternity in the country.

1/08/2017 Saa 12:18:39
Kenyans pray for peace ahead of the polls

Kenyans pray for peace ahead of the polls

Catholic international aid charity CAFOD has called for a peaceful election when Kenyans go to the polls next week.

1/08/2017 Saa 12:03:39
Vladimir Putin richer than Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos

Vladimir Putin richer than Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos

Move over, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. You are not the richest folks on earth. The real claimant to the throne, is Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, if the account of a US Financier, Bill Browder, is correct.

1/08/2017 Saa 10:00:12
Study reveals male cut adds pleasure and lowers HIV risk

Study reveals male cut adds pleasure and lowers HIV risk

Women with circumcised partners are likely to experience better sex and are at lower risk of contracting HIV, say researchers.

1/08/2017 Saa 09:18:12
Malawi Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Former President Banda

Malawi Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Former President Banda

Malawian police issued an arrest warrant for former President Joyce Banda over her alleged involvement in a scheme in which companies and individuals were paid for services that weren’t provided.

1/08/2017 Saa 08:59:15
Why President Kabila’s hold on power is bad news for DRC

Why President Kabila’s hold on power is bad news for DRC

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending. According to the 31 December 2016 all-inclusive political agreement, Kabila should organise elections and hand over power.

1/08/2017 Saa 08:46:34
Somalia: US Rubs Out Al-Shabab Leader

Somalia: US Rubs Out Al-Shabab Leader

THE US claimed yesterday it had killed a Islamist leader in the same region of Somalia where 12 Ugandan troops were attacked and killed on Sunday.

1/08/2017 Saa 07:25:11
Grace eyes Zimbabwe's top job

Grace eyes Zimbabwe’s top job

"To be a national mother (Grace Mugabe) who fails to control two children. How can we allow that? She must first deal with her two sons then think of leading a village,” says a man in a short video doing Zimbabwe’s social media rounds.

29/07/2017 Saa 11:27:02
President Museveni holds talks with SportPesa delegation in Kampala

President Museveni holds talks with SportPesa delegation in Kampala

SportPesa’s entry into Uganda inched closer yesterday when President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni hosted a delegation from the gaming giants at State House, Entebbe.

29/07/2017 Saa 10:03:50
Uganda coach resigns citing unpaid salaries

Uganda coach resigns citing unpaid salaries

Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has quit his post as the coach of Uganda’s national side citing non payment of salary for months.

29/07/2017 Saa 09:53:07
700 stones found in Somalia national’s kidney

700 stones found in Somalia national’s kidney

Doctors at a city-based private hospital were astonished when they found hundreds of small stones in a Somalian’s kidney. They suspect the man suffers from a unique condition that causes his kidneys to produce more stones.

29/07/2017 Saa 09:11:38
One Year On, Burundian Journalist Still Missing

One Year On, Burundian Journalist Still Missing

Credible Investigation Needed into Disappearance of Jean Bigirimana

27/07/2017 Saa 10:44:13
Did Justin Bieber Cancel His Tour For God?

Did Justin Bieber Cancel His Tour For God?

Justin Bieber cancelled the remaining of his Purpose World tour concerts due to unforeseen circumstances. He was seen relaxing near Santa Monica beach shortly after announcing his tour cancellation.

26/07/2017 Saa 09:47:40
14-year-old teenage wife kills husband five months after marriage

14-year-old teenage wife kills husband five months after marriage

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 14-year-old wife from Lifari Village in the Mashegu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman.

26/07/2017 Saa 08:48:06
Hope for Sudan as Archbishop of Canterbury inaugurates new Anglican province

Hope for Sudan as Archbishop of Canterbury inaugurates new Anglican province

The Archbishop of Canterbury will inaugurate the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion at a service in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on Sunday.

26/07/2017 Saa 08:36:31
40 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

40 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

There were concerns Tuesday that about 40 oil exploration workers contracted by Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and members of the Civilian JTF, to search for crude oil in the Lake Chad Basin might have been killed or abducted.

26/07/2017 Saa 08:11:50
President Uhuru says he speaks directly to Kenyans and not via media after skipping debate

President Uhuru says he speaks directly to Kenyans and not via media after skipping debate

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is engaging Kenyans directly, not through the media, a day after skipping the presidential debate.

25/07/2017 Saa 10:29:51
South African child treated for HIV at birth, now ‘cured’ nine years after – Scientists

South African child treated for HIV at birth, now ‘cured’ nine years after – Scientists

A South African nine-year-old has become the world’s third child born with HIV to appear effectively cured of the disease, scientists have said.

25/07/2017 Saa 09:06:15
Grace Mugabe worried about misbehaving sons

Grace Mugabe worried about misbehaving sons

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has told relatives she is worried about the behaviour of her two sons, Robert Jnr 25, and Chatunga, 21, who were recently evicted for bad behaviour from the R70 000 a month flat they rented in Sandton.

25/07/2017 Saa 08:50:33
Injectable AIDS drug may work ‘as well’ as pills: study

Injectable AIDS drug may work ‘as well’ as pills: study

A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions.

25/07/2017 Saa 06:32:25
New al-Shabab video calls Trump ‘brainless-billionaire’

New al-Shabab video calls Trump ‘brainless-billionaire’

The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

24/07/2017 Saa 11:56:00
In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must ’not let down’ millions of people in need

Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.

22/07/2017 Saa 10:02:13
 Rainbow Rare Earths Targets Burundi Output Before End Of 2017

Rainbow Rare Earths Targets Burundi Output Before End Of 2017

Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd on Friday said it expects to begin producing and selling its first rare earth concentrate from its project in Burundi from the fourth quarter of 2017.

22/07/2017 Saa 09:25:44
Man drugged and raped by three women

Man drugged and raped by three women

Sperm bandits strike: Zimbabwean man is ’abducted, drugged and raped by three women who are part of a gang that targets travellers and sells their semen for good luck

11/07/2017 Saa 06:30:33
DRC has highest number of displaced people in Africa

DRC has highest number of displaced people in Africa

UN says DRC is now home to one of world’s most complex humanitarian crises

10/07/2017 Saa 13:59:53
Eight killed in a Grenade attack, wounds 50 in northern Burundi

Eight killed in a Grenade attack, wounds 50 in northern Burundi

A grenade attack killed 8 people and wounded 50 others in a village in Burundi’s northern Kayanza province late on Sunday, police said.

10/07/2017 Saa 13:47:39
Police shoot man and woman dressed as Batman characters during sex act

Police shoot man and woman dressed as Batman characters during sex act

Police have shot a man and a woman dressed as Batman characters as they engaged in a sex act at an Australian nightclub.

10/07/2017 Saa 10:01:52
British PM announces support package for east Africa,Rwanda to get 11.8 M pounds

British PM announces support package for east Africa,Rwanda to get 11.8 M pounds

The British prime minister has announced a multi-million pound package of support for wealth creation in east Africa.

10/07/2017 Saa 09:24:29
Next time Al-Bashir sets foot in SA he will be arrested, or else. ICC

Next time Al-Bashir sets foot in SA he will be arrested, or else. ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC), that organisation charged with making sure people who commit human rights abuses and genocide don’t get away with it, has lashed out at the ANC-led South African government for refusing to arrest accused war-criminal Omar al-Bashir – the dictator who slaughtered thousands of his own people and allegedly tested chemical weapons on them – when he was here for an AU summit back in 2015.

7/07/2017 Saa 14:17:09
China and the East Africa railways: Beyond full industry chain export

China and the East Africa railways: Beyond full industry chain export

May 30, 2017 marked the launch of the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (the Madaraka Express) in Kenya.

7/07/2017 Saa 10:26:00
DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Annual military parade parade schedule to take place on Friday abandoned for security concerns, president adviser says.

30/06/2017 Saa 08:30:11
Burundi warns new UN envoy against opposition bias

Burundi warns new UN envoy against opposition bias

Burundi on Thursday said it has "faith" in the new UN envoy to the crisis-hit country but warned Michel Kafando against "bias" in favour of opposition groups, an accusation also levelled at his predecessors.

30/06/2017 Saa 07:36:33
French Bank Paribas Faces Complaint From NGOs Over its Role in Rwanda Genocide

French Bank Paribas Faces Complaint From NGOs Over its Role in Rwanda Genocide

Three France-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs), namely Sherpa, Ibuka and Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda, filed a compliant against, BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, accusing it of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, local media reported on Thursday.

29/06/2017 Saa 12:04:31
 Three American journalists deported from South Sudan

Three American journalists deported from South Sudan

South Sudan government has deported three American journalists over visas issues, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said.

28/06/2017 Saa 13:16:50
Africa: Don't Abandon Patriotism, KK Reminds Africa

Africa: Don’t Abandon Patriotism, KK Reminds Africa

First Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has reminded Africa not to abandon the patriotism that its founding fathers exhibited when they stood by each other to liberate the continent from colonial bondage despite geographic locations.

28/06/2017 Saa 12:15:34
Just looking at your smartphone makes you less intelligent, study finds

Just looking at your smartphone makes you less intelligent, study finds

It has long been believed that the smartphones in our pockets are actually making us dumber; but now there is evidence for it.

28/06/2017 Saa 07:32:39
Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala on 22-23 June.

26/06/2017 Saa 13:19:36

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