Ugandan lawmaker dismantles community boreholes after losing election
A disgruntled politician who suffered a significant defeat in Uganda’s parliamentary elections has reacted by removing boreholes he commissioned while in office.
South African student kills herself after alleged rape
The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa.
Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday.
Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion dies after car crash
Kenya’s former 400m hurdles world champion, Nicholas Bett has died after a car crash Wednesday.
Nigeria’s intelligence chief fired over parliamentary blockade
Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country’s intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo’s aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country’s parliament earlier in the day.
Zimbabwean security forces round up opposition leaders
The six masked gunmen arrived in an unmarked pickup truck at a modest house in Highfield West, a suburb in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.