Year: 2019

African News

Senegal's modernising president leads field in upcoming election

DAKAR (Reuters) – President Macky Sall is the strong favourite to win Senegal’s election on Sunday, boosted by a modernising first term that propelled economic growth although critics accuse him of jailing his rivals for political gain. Source link

Read More
African News

Tanzanian court sentences Chinese "Ivory Queen" to 15 years for smuggling

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A Tanzanian court sentenced a prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants to Asia – a big victory in the battle to stamp out poaching in Africa. Source link

Read More
African News

Death toll from last week's northwest Nigeria attack doubles to 130

ABUJA (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna State has doubled to more than 130 people, the state governor said on Tuesday, adding that the motive appeared to be ethnic. Source link

Read More
African News

South African parliament approves long-delayed carbon tax bill

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved the long-delayed carbon tax bill as it seeks to reduce harmful carbon emissions in Africa’s most industrialised and polluting country. Source link

Read More
African News

Death toll from last week's northwest Nigeria attack doubles to 130

ABUJA (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna State has doubled to more than 130 people, the state governor said on Tuesday, adding that the motive appeared to be ethnic. Source link

Read More
African News

'Basic needs before infrastructure': fashioning a fairer Senegal

DAKAR (Reuters) – For fashion designer Sophie Zinga, working to create a fairer Senegal should be a priority for its next leader – and if he can turn the country into a magnet for the creative arts too then all the better. Source link

Read More
African News

South African billionaire Motsepe says he won't buy Eskom assets

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe said on Monday that he would not buy any assets which struggling state power firm Eskom puts up for sale, in response to speculation that he was eyeing an Eskom financial subsidiary. Source link

Read More
African News

Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants – state media

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected militants in two separate raids in the city of Arish in North Sinai, state-run Al Ahram said on Tuesday. Source link

Read More
African News

Fireballs and lights: Senegal's president promises a brighter future

DAKAR (Reuters) – In a campaign video featuring images of fireballs and flashing lights, Senegalese President Macky Sall is depicted in front of an express train, a motorway, a glass high-rise and then a sports arena. Source link

Read More
African News

'Africans are tired': hairdresser hopes for change as Senegal election nears

DAKAR (Reuters) – For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the outskirts of Dakar, the time for political change in Senegal – and in Africa as a whole – is well overdue. Source link

Read More