Court blocks Pearl of Africa sale

Court blocks Pearl of Africa sale

KAMPALA- An application for an interim order has been granted to Aya Investments blocking Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd from interrupting operations of Pearl of Africa Hotel on allegations of breach of contract. The order granted on March 7 restrains the financial institution from taking any action against Pearl of Africa Hotel (PoA) […]

Kenya land invasion crisis grows

Media captionKenya herdsmen clash with police There’s a standoff at Suyian Ranch. For the past week traditional herdsmen have invaded the land, burned down the tourist lodge and brought in thousands of cattle to steal pasture. Now police reinforcements have arrived and from the overlooking escarpment are trying to decide how best to restore law […]

Angola’s President Dos Santos anoints deputy Lourenco

Angola’s President Dos Santos anoints deputy Lourenco

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power for more than 37 years Angola’s long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed he will step down before August’s poll and has announced his likely successor. He told a meeting of the governing MPLA party that Joao Lourenco, the defence minister, […]

Gambia’s President Barrow scraps Jammeh’s four-day week

Gambia’s President Barrow scraps Jammeh’s four-day week

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Adama Barrow issued the directive within a week of arriving home to take power The Gambia’s new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. […]

Vote for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Vote for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Media playback is not supported on this device AFOTY 2016: Watch all five AFOTY nominees in goalscoring action Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure make up the five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The five candidates were revealed during a special live launch broadcast on […]

Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Bronkhorst is a free man, though the state could still press fresh charges A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a professional hunter alleged to have helped an American dentist to kill a famous lion named Cecil. It ruled that the charges against Theo Bronkhorst “were too vague to […]

Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone

Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone

Image copyright AP Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that “going it alone” is not an option for Europe or the United States. He said the West faced its greatest security challenge in a generation. During his election campaign, Mr Trump described Western military alliance Nato as obsolete. He suggested […]

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Nimrud: Iraqi forces ‘retake ancient city from IS’

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS posted a video showing explosions at Nimrud after capturing it Iraqi government forces say they have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State (IS) group militants two years ago. In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the archaeological […]

New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island

New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island

Image copyright USGS A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.4 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch. The ministry of civil defence has warned people on the east coast of the South Island to move to higher ground […]

Paris attacks: France state of emergency to be extended – PM Valls

Paris attacks: France state of emergency to be extended – PM Valls

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A plaque commemorating the viticms of the Paris attacks outside “A La Bonne Biere” cafe France’s state of emergency imposed after last year’s terror attacks in Paris is likely to be extended, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told the BBC. He said the measures were needed to “protect our democracy”. […]

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