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MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2018, 10:45

Africa

Congo’s controversial voting machines start arriving

Yesterday at 10:49 AM, via Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo’s deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December’s election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they may enable fraud.

Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria: militia

Saturday at 18:55 PM, via News24

Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia has told AFP.

Seven dead, 23 missing in DRC canoe accident

Saturday at 16:45 PM, via News24

Seven diamond miners died and another 23 were missing after two canoes capsized in central Democratic Republic of Congo, government and mining officials have said.

Violence eases on troubled Comoros island

Saturday at 14:53 PM, via News24

Violence on the troubled Comorian island of Anjouan has subsided after four days of deadly clashes between government forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani.

Africa:Techpoint to Boost African-Owned Startups With U.S.$10,000 At Pitch Storm

Saturday at 14:31 PM, via allAfrica

[Guardian] Focusing on technologically enabled early stage startups in the stages of prototyping and building an actual product, Techpoint Africa is calling on these startups to participate in the Techpoint Build 2019 pitch storm where a startup will walk away with $10,000 equity-free.

Red Cross assists in key prisoner release in South Sudan

Saturday at 11:55 AM, via News24

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has assisted in the release of 24 people detained in relation to South Sudan’s civil war, calling it the first release the organisation has supervised since the latest peace deal was signed last month.

Comoros opposition sign government deal after clashes

Saturday at 09:47 AM, via News24

The Comoros government and main opposition have signed a deal that could end the latest bout of instability to rock the Indian Ocean nation after violence flared on Anjouan island.

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