A Senegalese court on Thursday delayed the trial of popular Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall on charges of embezzling public funds until January 3, as his lawyers denounced a “hasty” start to proceedings.
France has made a commitment to take in 3,000 refugees living in Chad and Niger by 2019.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -New technologies are the key to helping Africa and Asia’s smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, said the Gates Foundation as it pledged funding to research new crops that can thrive amid rising heat, drought and erratic rainfall.
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has reportedly warned citizens against seeking the service of the army to “fight personal battles”, saying that this was against the precepts of the law.
A suicide bomber from Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others when he blew himself up inside the country’s main police academy, the force’s chief has said.
Tanzania has called for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels.
Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday.
Cameroon’s main opposition party on Thursday accused the government of having “militarised” two regions shaken by unrest among the country’s anglophone minority.
[Deutsche Welle] Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rio De Janeiro -South Africa’s poultry industry body has asked the government to investigate allegations of forced labour in the sector in Brazil, the world’s largest poultry exporter.
[PR Newswire] Bangalore -6d Technologies’ Engrafi solution has enabled renowned telecom operators across Africa to simplify, streamline and secure their subscriber registration process
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has earned $871, 2 million from 176,4 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017.
Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram have been put on high alert after four military vehicles went missing during a raid on an army post in the restive northeast.
[The Aspen Institute] Climate change is causing droughts and food shortages and, as a result, is having a huge impact on people’s lives. For instance, in Malawi, it’s resulting in around 1.5 million girls as young as 13 facing the possibility of an early marriage because their families cannot feed them. In East Africa, nearly, 20 million people are at risk of dying from starvation, in part due...
[The Herald] A quarter of the world’s hungry people are in sub-Saharan Africa and the numbers are growing. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of hungry – those in distress and unable to access enough calories for a healthy and productive life – grew from 20,8 percent to 22,7 percent.
A suicide bomber from Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country’s main police academy, officers said.
[CIO] The largest data centre in Africa, JB2-Bredell has been completed after 365 days making it Africa’s first hyperscale data centre bringing more investments from technology giants.