Category: Africa

Trending stories emerging from African countries


68 civil servants sacked over salary fraud

Malawi has fired 68 civil servants for embezzling $2 million (1.71 million euros) in public funds, an official said Thursday, as the country tries to crack down on corruption that

George Weah begins Liberia presidential campaigns

Liberia’s 20 presidential candidates, including a former warlord, footballer George Weah and a former fashion model, started campaigning Monday to succeed Africa’s first female head of state in October’s election. Ellen

Top S. African school fires white teacher after race row

A top South African school on Friday, fired a white teacher it initially declined to sack over a string of racist remarks to pupils, bowing to political and public

Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto targeted by gunmen

Gunmen have attacked the home of Kenya's deputy president William Ruto, moments after he left to campaign in the country's election.

A police officer guarding the residence was injured

Robert Mugabe is sick, jets to Singapore for treatment

The 92-year-old Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, on Thursday in Harare maintained that even though is party would choose a successor, he planned to contest the next election in 2018.
He previously

Egypt bans 62 websites in latest media crackdown

Egypt has banned at least 62 websites since it began a crackdown on online media more than two weeks ago, a local rights group has said. The Association for Freedom of

Two men raped by 7 women in Zimbabwe

A woman who came aboard at the same time, the policeman said, pointed what seemed to be a pistol at the man after the driver had taken the car on

Witch Who Turns into Beautiful Girl At Night Finally Caught (PHOTOS)

An elderly woman in Tembisa Johannesburg, has caused havoc across South Africa by frequently changing into a young girl and taking men to bed. It has been happening for quite a

54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in four days

About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday. On Saturday, the Tunisian

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘stole $50m’, assets frozen

The Gambia’s justice minister said Monday that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African

17 mummies found in Egypt’s desert

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, the antiquities ministry announced Saturday. The mummies, yet to be dated, were the largest to be found in the

Pastor eaten by crocodiles while trying to walk on water like Jesus

A pastor who tried replicating the Biblical story of Jesus Christ walking on water has been eaten by crocodiles. The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the Last

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the death of one person in the latest outbreak of Ebola  in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DPR). The Congo Ministry of Health notified

Meet woman who has 38 children at age 37 {Photo}

A 37-year-old Ugandan woman has 38 children, including four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and twins, a local politician said. County Councillor Samari Musenero said Mariam Nabatanzi from Kabimbiri