News from Africa Blog

Ethiopia Athletes Face Doping Tests or Ban

Ethiopia is to begin doping tests on about 200 athletes. The alternative is to face further action by the World Anti-Doping Agency and a possible ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Ethiopia...

ICC Ruling Could Shape Next Kenya Elections

The International Criminal Court dismissed charges Tuesday against Kenya’s deputy president and a local radio director for their alleged roles in 2007-2008 post-election violence. The ruling could have profound political implications as Kenya heads...

Benin Swears In New President

Patrice Talon was sworn in as Benin’s new president Wednesday, completing another peaceful transfer of power in the West African country. Talon told the crowd of about 20,000 in the capital, Porto-Novo, that he...

Launch of Libya Unity Government Again Hits Snag

Arab media are reporting Libya’s unrecognized government in Tripoli has formally stepped down in favor of the new “unity” government of Prime Minister-designate Fayez al-Saraj. But Libyan TV reports the country’s internationally recognized parliament,...

Bad Harvest Adds to South Sudan Food Shortage

United Nations aid agencies say the conflict in South Sudan, combined with recent weather patterns, have further reduced crop production in the country. The U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization and World Food Program say...

Ugandan Opposition Leader Besigye Arrested Again

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was re-arrested Tuesday just hours after he left his home. The move came despite assurances by authorities that he was free to attend prayers at his party headquarters Tuesday....

AU Forces in Somalia Kill al-Shabab Leaders

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali government forces have killed several al-Shabab commanders in the lower Shabelle region. Six leaders of the al-Qaida linked Islamist militant group were killed Tuesday. Reuters...

ICC Terminates Case Against Kenyan Deputy President

The International Criminal Court has dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC said Tuesday that judges voted 2-1 to vacate the charges against Ruto and co-defendant Joshua...

South Africa MPs Debate Zuma Impeachment Motion

Political tensions are rising in South Africa as parliament begins debating a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma. It’s a first for South Africa, and tempers were running hot as the parliamentary session opened...

Several Africans Named in Leaked Panama Papers

The massive leak of confidential banking documents known as the Panama Papers has implicated some big names in Africa. The documents, described as the biggest data leak in history show how 143 politicians, including...

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com